Important Transportation Details


Washington, DC Headquarters - The Washington Hilton

The Washington Hilton will be our Headquarters in Washington, DC. Situated in the epicenter of DC’s best neighborhoods with easy access to all of the city’s top attractions, Washington Hilton offers a contemporary urban retreat in the heart of Dupont Circle, Georgetown and Embassy Row.

 Washington Hilton ~ 1919 Connecticut Ave. NW ~ Washington, DC 20009.  

We will depart from the Washington Hilton on Sunday, August 18, 2019 to Jamestown, VA at 8:00 am and return to the Hilton after the trip to Jamestown, VA.  We will also depart from the Hilton on Monday, August 19, 2019 to the Smithsonian and from the Smithsonian directly to the airport on Monday, August 19, 2019 for our final departure to Accra.

For your convenience, the Hilton has provided a guest block of rooms for us at an extremely discounted rate of $159 per night on a limited first come - first serve basis for those traveling from out of state who prefer the convenience of staying at the pick up location.  We suggest arriving by mid day on Saturday, August 17, 2019.

 You can reserve rooms by calling 1-800-HILTONS and providing the group code J2J or


Traveling into DC: Planes, Trains, Busses and Automobiles

  • We suggest flying into DCA as your 1st choice and the closest airport to the hotel. 

  • The next best choice we suggest is BWI in Baltimore.

  • The last suggested airport to fly into is Washington, DC is IAD (Dulles)

  • If traveling by train or bus, Union Station

  • If driving, you will need to find a place to park your car for the duration.


International Departure to and from Accra

If you chose a flight package, we will be traveling on South African Airways departing from Washington Dulles International Airport (IAD) and landing at Kotoka International Airport (ACC). For those needing to schedule their flights back to their home state accordingly, see the flight schedule below.

Departure & Arrival - Outbound

The flight departs at 5:40 pm EST on Monday, August 19, 2019 and arrives in Accra, Ghana at 8:10 am GMT the next day on Tuesday, August 20, 2019. Ghana is 4 hours ahead of EST.

Departure & Arrival - Inbound

Whether you are departing on August 25th or August 28th, the flight departs from Accra at 11:35 pm GMT and arrives back at Dulles at 6:25 am EST the next day on August 26th or August 29th - respectively.