Washington, DC & New York City Middle School Program

Students will participate in unforgettable experiences as they explore two of our nation’s most thrilling cities.

Statue of Liberty and New York City skyline on a sunny day Shadow

Take a bite out of the Big Apple!

Discover American culture and history with memorable study visits to these must-see destinations! During this 7-day/6-night program, students get a first-hand look at how business can shape politics. On Close Up’s middle school trips to New York City and Washington, DC, students have the opportunity to:

  • Discuss the historic events that have shaped our nation through visits to DC’s must-see sites;
  • Engage with peers to debate the most pressing issues facing our nation in an exciting, hands-on Mock Congress;
  • Walk the Brooklyn Bridge and take in the breathtaking views of New York City from this iconic bridge;
  • Explore the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island, and discover why it’s become the universal symbol of freedom and democracy;
  • Visit iconic landmarks such as Strawberry Fields, Imagine Circle, and Belvedere Castle in Central Park;
  • Get a one-of-a-kind view from “Top of the Rock” located on the 70th floor of Rockefeller Center; and
  • See New York City sparkle by night before enjoying a Broadway show in Times Square!

Participation in a Close Up program requires parent or guardian approval for any participants under 18 years of age.




Washington, DC

Watch history come to life with this ultimate, hands-on DC experience! Learn More >

Washington, DC & New York City

Explore the inspiring landmarks, monuments, and memorials in these two iconic cities! Learn More >

Create Your Own Program

Partner with us to design a one-of-a-kind DC experience for your school! Learn More >

Washington, DC & Philadelphia

Journey through American history by exploring these significant U.S. cities. Learn More >

Washington, DC & Williamsburg

Discuss the evolution of American democracy with visits to two of our nation’s most historic cities. Learn More >

Washington, DC & Gettysburg

Experience American history up close with visits to the nation’s capital and this Civil War battlefield. Learn More >

Founding of a Nation Program

Explore American history in-depth with this journey through the East Coast’s most notable cities. Learn More >

New Americans Program

Discover our nation’s diverse heritage on this DC program geared to immigrant and migrant students. Learn More >

Local Programs

Start a local program focused on state and local history in your area! Learn More >