Washington, DC Middle School Program

Experience everything Washington, DC, has to offer through hands-on opportunities to interact with government and history!

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Live and learn in the nation’s capital!

Our 4-day/3-night Washington, DC Middle School Program is more than just a tour of DC’s famous monuments and memorials. Students examine the people, events, and debates surrounding enduring questions that have shaped our nation’s form of 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 Capitol Hill and encounter our legislative process first-hand by visiting the congressional galleries;
  • Experience the world-renowned Smithsonian museums where our country’s history, art, and culture come alive; and
  • Make lifelong friendships as they exchange ideas with students from around the country!

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

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EXPLORE ALL MIDDLE SCHOOL PROGRAMS

 

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 >