Close Up’s Washington/Williamsburg program option gives teachers and students the best of both worlds: 6 days in the nation’s capital on our flagship Washington High School Program, plus 1 day in Colonial Williamsburg. Just a 3-hour ride from DC, Williamsburg is America’s most historic and well-preserved example of Colonial government and culture. Under the guidance of Williamsburg’s famed Historical Interpreters, students and teachers will explore the historic homes, gardens, and marketplaces in one of America’s oldest cities.

Students often point to the tavern lunch and visits to the colonial courthouse as the highlights of their time in Williamsburg. Experiencing the history of Colonial Williamsburg gives students a visual understanding of the struggles our Founding Fathers faced while attempting to create a functional government in the New World.

While our Washington/Williamsburg program is generally offered in the fall, many teachers add time in Williamsburg by customizing their own trip or adding a day trip option. Contact us for more details!

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