DC & Williamsburg Middle School Program

Students will be immersed in history as they visit one of America’s oldest cities and explore iconic sites in our nations capital!

Middle school male reading Close Up guidebook while on program in Williamsburg, VA Shadow

Walk in the footsteps of our historic leaders.

Close Up’s Washington, DC and Colonial Williamsburg Trip option gives students the best of both worlds: four action-packed days in the nation’s capital, plus one day in Colonial Williamsburg! In DC students get to witness democracy first-hand, and while in Colonial Williamsburg they examine how the colonists shaped American ideas about rights, democracy, and limited government. Guided by our highly-trained instructors, 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;
  •  Discover Virginia’s colonial history through a walking educational tour through Williamsburg;
  • Sit in the pews of Bruton Parish Church where George Washington worshipped; and
  • Dine in one of Williamsburg’s rustic taverns located in the heart of the Revolutionary City!

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

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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

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New Americans Program

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

Local Programs

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