S: My Trip to the East Coast
FC: My Trip to the East Coast
1: My Trip to the East Coast | Created by: Camille Lee | March 6 - March 12 2011
2: Washington DC Gettysburg Philadelphia New York | Itinerary of the Trip
3: Day 1 March 6 ~Air and Space Museum (Dulles) ~Dinner ~John F. Kennedy of the Performing Arts Day 2 March 7 ~Breakfast ~Arlington National Cemetery ~Smithsonian- Air and Space Museum ~National Gallery of Art ~Lunch ~Capitol Building ~Library of Congress ~Supreme Court ~National Archives ~Vietnam War Memorial ~Dinner ~Lincoln Memorial ~Korean War Memorial ~Iwo Jima Memorial (Marine Corps) Day 3 March 8 ~Breakfast ~White House ~Newseum ~Lunch ~Pentagon Tour ~American History Museum ~National Cathedral (Evening Song Service) ~Dinner ~FDR Memorial ~Thomas Jefferson Memorial | Day 4 March 9 ~Breakfast ~Mount Vernon ~Lunch ~Holocaust Museum ~Washington Monument ~Pentagon Memorial ~Dinner Day 5 March 10 ~Breakfast ~Gettysburg visitor's center ~Lunch ~Gettysburg battlefield tour ~Amish country ~Dinner Day 6 March 11 ~Breakfast ~Rocky Stairs ~Touring Philadelphia ~Liberty Bell ~Independence Hall ~Lunch ~Top of the Rock ~Times Square ~Dinner ~Broadway Show-Wicked Day 7 March 12 ~Breakfast ~Subway to Battery Park ~Liberty Island ~Statue of Liberty ~Ellis Island ~Lunch ~Wall Street ~Ground Zero ~St. Paul's Church
4: Air and Space Museum (Dulles) | F-4E Phantom II | P-40 Tiger Shark | Space Shuttle Enterprise | Pan Am Clipper | The museum can hold up to thousands of planes and spaceships. Both the National Mall and the Dulles Air and Space Museum display the largest collection of aviation and space artifacts in the world.
5: John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts | John F. Kennedy Bust (above) | Hall of States and Nations | President Kennedy's Words on Leadership | The Center is the nation's memorial to President Kennedy following his assassination in 1963. It strives to make art available to all, so it is a very busy cultural institution.
6: Arlington National Cemetery | graves of many soldiers
7: Soldier during wreath laying ceremony | Audie L. Murphy grave (above) | wreath laying ceremony tomb of the unknown soldier (below) | The soldiers who honor those who died for America, guard the tomb of the unknown soldier 24 hours a day. They need to be precise in everything they do, including their uniform and during the ceremonies.
8: Smithsonian Air and Space Museum | historical aircrafts from the Air section
9: Smithsonian Air and Space Museum outside | The Museum has the largest collection of historic air and spacecraft in the world. It is also a vital center for research for aviation and space flight, as well as planetary science and terrestrial geology and geophysics.
10: National Gallery of Art | Cakes by Wayne Thiebaud | The National Gallery of Art was created in 1937 for the people of the United States of America by a joint resolution of Congress, from a gift from Andrew W. Mellon. The paintings and works of sculpture given by Andrew Mellon have formed high quality artwork around which the collections have grown.
11: front of museum | Courtyard Garden
12: The Capitol Building | The Capitol has housed the meeting chambers of the Senate and the House of Representatives for almost two centuries. It is also a museum of American art and history. | the Rotunda Dome Ceiling
13: Library of Congress | In order to enter the library itself, you need to have an special ID card and be 16 years old. But to actually check out a book, you need to be a member of Congress. | the Library | marble railings | lobby
14: Supreme Court | the Supreme Court building with a water fountain in the front | Executive Branch | Legislative Branch | Judicial Branch | The Supreme Court is the highest court in the land. It consists of one Chief Justice and eight Associate Judges.
15: National Archives | inside where the documents are kept | celebrating 75 years (1934-2009) | The National Archives still display the original copies of documents written back then such as: the Declaration of Independence, the Constitution, and the Bill of Rights.
16: Vietnam War Memorial | Walkway through the memorial | wreath to honor soldier | wall of names of soldiers
17: The Vietnam War Memorial is a wall to remember all the veterans from this war who never returned. | Vietnam Women's Memorial | Three Servicemen Statue.
18: Lincoln Memorial | Statue of Abraham Lincoln located in the memorial (below) | Two famous speeches: the Gettysburg Address, and the Second Inaugural Address are inscribed on each wall.
19: Korean War Memorial | The memorial was dedicated in 1995 to honor the US armed forces who served in the Korean War. | wreaths to remember soldiers | soldier in action | stainless steel statues of soldiers on patrol
20: Iwo Jima Memorial (Marine Corps) | The statue honors the Marines who have died defending the United States since 1775. The 32-foot-high sculpture of the Iwo Jima Memorial was inspired by a Pulitzer Prize winning photograph of a historic battle during World War II. | the Marine Corps memorial at night
21: The White House | Formerly called the Executive Mansion, the President of the United States works and resides here.
22: Newseum | TV news | visitor's guide | sign in the museum | news stations | The Newseum shows news from the past and also how they produce the news to inform the public.
23: Pentagon | The Pentagon is the headquarters of the United States Department of Defense. | the section of the Pentagon that was hit on 9/11
24: American History Museum | The museum contains artifacts unique to the story of America. | front of the museum | front of the museum | exploration
25: National Cathedral | exploration | exploration | front of cathedral | circular stained glass window | The cathedral is tall and pointy on the top to draw your eyes towards God. All faiths are welcome to visit.
26: Franklin Delano Roosevelt Memorial | FDR quote on trust | Fireside Chat | The four rooms represent his four terms as President of the United States. The memorial contains many quotes said by FDR.
27: Thomas Jefferson Memorial | Thomas Jefferson statue | view of memorial across the Tidal Basin | The words of the Declaration of Independence appear in the memorial because Thomas Jefferson was the main author. He died exactly fifty years after he signed the Declaration of Independence.
28: Mount Vernon | George and Martha Washington's home | the view of the Potomac River from the house | Their estate and house showed their great wealth in contrast to the people around them. In Washington's will, he wanted all his slaves to be free.
29: Holocaust Museum | the day of liberation | front of the museum | The reason for the Jewish Holocaust was Hitler blamed the Jews for German problems. There was a pile of shoes that showed the number of people who died in the Holocaust.
30: World War II Monument | each pillar represents a state | map of the layout of the monument | The monument includes scenes from America during World World II. The Lincoln Memorial is across the Reflecting Pool.
31: Washington Monument | The Washington Monument | South view | West view | East view | North view | The monument is the tallest masonry structure in the world at 555 feet. It has two colors of granite due to a time gap in building the monument.
32: The Pentagon Memorial | Memorial Bench | multiple benches to memorialize those who died during 9/11 | The benches face in two directions, depending on whether the person died on the plane or in the building.
33: Gettysburg | Union Soldier | Confederate Soldier | The painting is a depiction of the charge of Confederate General George Pickett.
34: Gettysburg | battlefield canon | Pennsylvania Monument | Veterans who fought in Gettysburg came back and setup monuments on the battlefields they fought on.
35: Amish Country | Amish boy and farm animals | handmade Amish quilted pillows | The Amish make their supplies by hand and use efficient amounts of electricity. The Amish live in separate communities from non-Amish communities.
36: The Philadelphia Museum of Art | Rocky Stairs | statue of Rocky outside of the art museum | Rocky was a boxer who ran up these stairs everyday to prepare for a boxing match.
37: The Liberty Bell | the bell located inside Indepedence Hall | a quote said by Caroline Weston in 1849 | The "crack" in the bell is a 1/2 inch wide and 24.5 inches long. The Liberty Bell was used to bring together the citizens of Philadelphia to hear the first public reading of the Declaration of Independence by Colonel John Nixon.
38: Independence Hall | Assembly Room | Court Room | The Declaration of Independence and the United States Constitution were debated and adopted here. Also the design of the American flag was agreed upon in 1777 in the Assembly Room.
39: Rockefeller Center | This center was built by John D. Rockefeller during the Great Depression, financing the construction personally. It was the largest private building project in modern history. | view from the top of the Rockefeller Center | Top of the Rock
40: Times Square | Mn'Ms store | walking through the streets of Times Square | Times Square is the only zone in New York City that allows tenants to display bright signs.
42: Statue of Liberty | The Statue of Liberty Enlightening the World was a gift of friendship from the people of France to the people of the United States and is a universal symbol of freedom and democracy.
43: Ellis Island | In operation until 1954, the station processed over 12 million immigrant steamship passengers. | The Great Brick Wall | immigrant children entering into America to live new lives
44: Wall Street | Wall Street street sign | Wall Street | World class financial institutions are on Wall Street. | New York Stock Exchange
45: Ground Zero | two new designs of the Twin Towers being rebuilt in the same location (both pictures) | Ground Zero was where two terrorist planes hit the twin towers during an important meeting on September 9, 2011. Today, we are building two new towers to show that America can never be beaten, even in the toughest situations.
46: The Church was opened in 1766. St. Paul's Chapel is in Manhattan's oldest public building and is a place where George Washington worshiped and 9/11 recovery workers received a round-the-clock care. | Saint Paul's Church
47: Martha Washington | where she lived with George Washington and family | (left to right) George Washington, Martha "Patsy" Park Custis, Martha Washington | Martha was the First Lady of America and was greatly favored by Americans for her loving and caring heart. She married George Washington in 1759. | Extra Credit: Martha Washington