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Washington DC, Maryland, Delaware Trip 
April 10 – 11th 2018 

Sunset 7:40pm for DC

Arrive around 11:45am 1 hour from Airport to Welsh Tract Baptist Church and Cemetery, Newark
49-11 Welsh Tract Rd
Newark, DE 19713
39.650480, -75.751941

Take some hauntingly beautiful photos at the Welsh Tract Baptist Church, which was built in 1746. It’s the oldest Primitive Baptist church in the country. The old gravestones tell amazing stories when captured in the late afternoon light.

5 minutes to Old Post Road Established 1666 – Mason Dixon Line
710 Red Hill Rd, Elkton, MD 21921
MD 281 (northbound) at the Maryland-Delaware Line
39.621389, -75.786667

15 minutes from Welsh church is Arc corner of Delaware and Pennsylvania
520 Hopkins Rd, Newark, DE 19711
39.722298, -75.774034

Delaware Arc Monument

1pm Leave Arc Corner 15 minutes to PA state sign
7642-7638 Gap Newport Pike
Hockessin, DE 19707
39.794392, -75.713640

If needed Maryland State Sign

1635-1619 Elkton Rd
Elkton, MD 21921
39.652643, -75.790648

Marker for PA-MD-DE boudry

1 hour from PA state sign to Delaware Capital Building
411 Legislative Ave, Dover, DE 19901

Nearby The old state house 25 The Green, Dover, DE 19901

2:30 Leave capital 1 hour to Beach in Delaware 38.663618, -75.068351

30 minutes to Fenwick Island Lighthouse – 103 146th St, Ocean City, MD 21842 and transpeninsular line

50 minutes to SW corner of Delaware The middle point of the Mason Dixon line 38.459924, -75.693502

1.5 hours to Maryland State House 100 State Cir, Annapolis, MD 21401

Leave by 5pm 2 hours to Jones Point Light and the south cornerstone of DC – parking lot is at 38.793421, -77.041255

Or possible sunset at the tidal basin and then night photos of the US Capital.

April 11th Wednesday
Sunrise 6:37am

Leave hotel at 6am

Cherry Blossom Festival – parking here 38.885107, -77.035410 or near the MLK memorial 38.885072, -77.044950
MLK step on Lincoln Memorial

South of the white house north end of the eclipse Zero Milestone
38.895111, -77.036554

The Zero Milestone
When this marker was dedicated on June 4, 1923, it was expected that it would be the milestone from which all road distances in the U.S. would be reckoned. Obviously, people in places like Oregon and California didn’t like the idea that their road markers would begin and end in the 3,000s, and the idea was scrapped. Now the Zero Milestone only anchors roads distances in Washington, DC. It’s an inscribed granite block, set inside a big brass compass on the sidewalk, about four feet high. It’s popular with tourists who rest their cameras on it to take pictures of The White House, but who are otherwise oblivious to its purpose. Zero Milestone advocates attempted to export the idea to capital cities in all 48 states — which, if you reflect on it for more than zero seconds, considerably cheapens the idea of a Zero Milestone. Perhaps that’s why only two were built: one in Richmond, Virginia, the other in Nashville, Tennessee.

Arlington National Cemetery open 8am to 5pm see the space shuttle memorial
Confederate Memorial
Civil war unknowns
Robert E Lee memorial – 321 Sherman Dr, Fort Myer, VA 22211 9:30-5pm
Pan Am flight 103 memorial
Eternal flame for President Kennedy – 1 Sheridan Dr, Fort Myer, VA 22211
Two of the astronauts who were killed in January 27, 1967 flash fire inside the Apollo 1 Command Module, Gus Grissom and Roger Chaffee, are buried at the cemetery. John Glenn, the first American to orbit Earth and a longtime U.S. Senator from Ohio, was buried at the cemetery in April 2017 buried at 38.8752823,-77.0737076 [112]

The Lincoln Memorial

Park at Union Station by 9am 30 Massachusetts Ave, NE Washington, DC 20002

16 minute walk to 10am – U.S. Capitol – (Staff-led Tour) Wednesday, April 11th at 10:00 am
For your Capitol tour, please meet at our office approximately 10 minutes before your tour. Our office is located right across the street from the Capitol at 1536 Longworth House Office Building, Washington, DC 20515 (fifth floor). A member of our staff will escort you through the tunnels to the U.S. Capitol Visitors Center. From there, you have the option to take a tour led by a Capitol Visitors Center docent or a trained member of our staff. Both are great and see the same contents, so it is whatever you prefer! We will also supply you with passes to visit the House and Senate galleries.

Leave 12:30pm

DNC south of capital 430 South Capitol St SE #3, Washington, DC 20003 , 6 minute walk to RNC Republican National Committee, 310 First St SE, Washington, DC 20003

National Portrait Gallery 8th St NW & F St NW, Washington, DC 20001 11:30-7pm

Michelle Obama’s portrait to the 3rd floor in our 20th-Century Americans galleries for a more spacious viewing experience.

Near the Portrait Galley is Ford’s Theatre and FBI

Congressional Cemetery 1801 E St SE, Washington, DC 20003
They include J. Edgar Hoover, the first Director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, and Leonard P. Matlovich, the first military servicemember to publicly challenge the military ban against gay troops. The cemetery is also home to a structure, called The Public Vault, which has held the remains of famed individuals like Presidents William Henry Harrison and Zachary Taylor.

Mount Vernon – 3200 Mount Vernon Memorial Highway Mount Vernon, VA 22121 9-5am

9 minutes away Rock creek park , the start of the Cheaspeake and Ohio canal 38.901311, -77.057619

Need to drop off car by 8pm at the latest which means I need to leave the National Mall area around 7 for the one hour drive to BWI.