We made a similar road trip in '09. Williamsburg was great fun and only about 15 minutes away from Jamestown. Driving up the Virginia peninsula from Jamestown, there are several historic plantations, including Belle Aire, which was built by my gggg... grandfather, Richard Bradford. Really. Washington DC has more to offer than can be possibly be seen in just a day or two and should be in cherry bloom are that time. Besides the monuments and historic buildings, you've got the Smithsonian Museums and just across the river, Arlington Cemetery surrounding General R E Lee's former family home which was about half restored when we were there. We walked back across the bridge and saw the Lincoln Memorial, the Viet Nam Wall and the three soldier bronze statue, missed the Korean War Veterans Memorial but wish we hadn't. We had tickets to tour Ford's Theater, but the kids got antsy and we were anxious to get on up to Gettysburg. I always wanted to retrace Booth's escape route from Ford's and see Surratt's Tavern and Mudd's farm, maybe next time. Garrett's farm, where Booth died, has been paved over for a highway on ramp or something. Ain't progress grand? Check it out here, along with other great area things of interest: http://www.civilwartraveler.com/EAST/MD/booth.html
Take lots of pictures of yourselves standing in front of landmarks. It'll be much more interesting to look at later than pictures of just the landmarks by themselves. Have a great time!
Gary Lee Bradford, Captain
9th Kansas Volunteer Cavalry, Company F
On patrol of the Kansas - Missouri Border