2021 Presidential Inauguration

Witness history in the making! 

Be a part of America’s most important tradition! 

Our hugely popular Inauguration Program combines the fun-filled, innovative components of our high school programs with the energy, excitement, and pageantry of the presidential inauguration!  This program is not just an “in-and-out” tour of the nation’s capital. Students will take part in exciting seminars; explore the famous monuments, memorials, and museums; and walk the halls of Capitol Hill–all against the backdrop of the presidential inauguration! 

Experiencing the inauguration with Close Up ensures students have a safe, educational, fun-filled, and memorable experience in DC. We arrange transportation to/from DC and accommodations in Metro-accessible hotels.  Additionally, our highly-trained Program Instructors help students as they explore iconic sites and discover how the issues and ideals they represent impact us today. 

Attending the presidential inauguration with Close Up gives students the chance to:

  • Take part in pre-inauguration events on the National Mall; 
  • Witness the presidential oath of office and inaugural address; 
  • Celebrate at an exclusive Close Up Inaugural Ball; and 
  • Get an insider’s view of DC in 7 action-packed days! 

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




Washington, DC

Six-Day Program

Learn about American democracy first-hand during this in-depth exploration of the nation’s capital. Learn More >

Premier Election Series & Inauguration

Experience the excitement of the next presidential election and inauguration up close in Washington, DC! Learn More >

Customize a Program for Your School

Partner with Close Up to design a customized experience for your school! Learn More >

Washington, DC

Four-Day Program

Explore the capital city in a fast-paced, four-day adventure! Learn More >

Washington, DC & New York City

Examine the relationship between business and government while visiting two of America’s most important cities. Learn More >

Washington, DC & Williamsburg

Study the evolution of American democracy by stepping back in time in two historical cities. Learn More >

New Americans Program

Discover our nation’s diverse heritage in a DC program geared toward immigrant and migrant students. Learn More >

American Indian Focus Programs

Consider the issues facing Indian Country in one of three exclusive programs in the nation’s capital. Learn More >

Community Impact & Civic Leadership Symposium

How can you create positive change in your school and local community? Learn More >