Debre Genet Medhane Alem
Ethiopian Orthodox Tewahedo Church

4401 Old Branch Avenue
Temple Hills, MD 20748
Tel (301) 899-6090

Driving Directions

We have listed a few driving directions from the surrounding area. You can also use the MapQuest link on the right to get specific driving directions. Simply enter your starting location in the form provided and click on the "Get Directions" button.

From the South (Richmond, Springfield, Manassas, Norfolk, Virginia Beach, etc.):

  • Take I-95 North.
  • Keep RIGHT onto Ramp(I-95) towards I-95 /I-495/ Baltimore (1.1 miles).
  • Stay on I-495 [I-495 Outerloop] (East) (13.9 miles).
  • At exit 7B, take Ramp (RIGHT) onto MD-5/Branch Ave towards Silver Hill (1.5 miles).
  • Turn LEFT (South) onto Local road(s) towards the Church.
  • Arrive at 4401 Old Branch Avenue, Temple Hill, MD.

From Northern Virgnia (Fairfax, Mclean, Dulles Airport, etc):

  • Take the I-495 Beltway South.
  • Stay on I-495 [I-495 Outerloop] (changing to I-495 East) towards BALTIMORE.
  • At exit 7B, take Ramp(RIGHT) onto MD-5/Branch Ave towards Silver Hill (1.5 miles).
  • Turn LEFT (towards the Church) Arrive at 4401 Old Branch Avenue, Temple Hill, MD.

From Washington D.C., and surrounding areas (LOCAL TRAFFIC):

1. The Suitland Pkwy alternative

  • From the I-395 Tunnel
  • Take I-295 South/Anacostia.
  • Keep Right to stay on Ramp towards South Capitol Street.
  • Keep STRAIGHT onto South Capitol St. SW (1.1 miles).
  • Keep STRAIGHT onto Suitland Pkwy (SE) (3.1 miles).
  • Bear RIGHT(EAST) onto Ramp towards MD-5/Branch Ave.
  • Turn RIGHT(South) onto MD-5/Branch Avenue.
  • Turn Left and immediate Right onto local Roads (this is Old Branch Ave.).
  • Arrive 4401 Old Branch Ave., Temple Hills, MD.

1a). If you are coming from New York Avenue

  • Take New York Avenue towards the I-395 TUNNEL.
    • If driving towards WEST on New York Ave, turn Left to the I-395 Tunnel.
    • If driving towards EAST on New York Ave, turn Right to the I-395 Tunnel.
  • Turn LEFT onto Ramp toward I-295/Anacostia.
  • Then follow the above direction.

2. Washington local traffic alternative

  • Take Pennsylvania Avenue East.
  • Turn Right onto Branch Avenue/Route 5 (about half a mile after passing Rt. 295).
  • Drive for about 5 miles (past IVERSON mall) look for 4401 Old Branch Avenue on the Right.

From the North (Maryland, Pennsylvania, New York)

  • Take I-95 South towards Washington D.C.
  • Merge onto I-495 (I-495 inner loop] (18.3 miles) towards RICHMOND.
  • At exit 7B, take Ramp(RIGHT) onto SR-5 (Branch Ave] towards MD-5 /Branch Avenue/ Silver Hill (0.3 mile).
  • Turn LEFT (WEST) onto Auth RD towards MD-5/Branch Ave (0.2 mile).
  • Turn RIGHT (North) onto MD-5/Branch Ave (1 mile).
  • Turn Left and immediate Right onto local Roads (this is Old Branch Ave.).
  • Arrive at 4401 Old Branch Avenue, Temple Hill, MD.

From the West (Maryland, Pennsylvania,) German town, Potomac, Frederisburg, Gaithersburg, MD , etc.

  • Take route I-70 and I-270 South towards Washington D.C.
  • Merge onto I-495 (I-495 innerloop] (27.9 miles) towards Silver Spring (Eastward).
  • At exit 7B, take Ramp(RIGHT) onto SR-5 (Branch Ave] towards MD-5 /Branch Avenue/ Silver Hill (0.3 mile).
  • Turn LEFT (WEST) onto Auth RD towards MD-5/Branch Ave (0.2 mile).
  • Turn RIGHT (North)onto SR-5 [Branch Ave] (1 mile).
  • Turn Left and immediate Right onto local Roads (this is Old Branch Ave.).
  • Arrive at 4401 Old Branch Avenue, Temple Hill, MD.

From Arlington, Alexandria and Falls Church

  • Take I-395 South towards Washington D.C.
  • Keep STRAIGHT onto I-295 (Southeast FWY) towards I-295.
  • Keep Right to stay on Ramp towards South Capitol Street.
  • Keep STRAIGHT onto South Capitol St. SW.
  • Keep STRAIGHT onto Suitland Pkwy (SE).
  • Bear RIGHT(EAST) onto Ramp towards MD-5/Branch Ave.
  • Turn RIGHT (South) onto MD-5/Branch Avenue - Exit.
  • Turn Left and immediate Right onto local Roads (this is Old Branch Ave.).
  • Arrive 4401 Old Branch Ave., Temple Hills, MD.


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