Customize a Program for Your School

Close Up works with hundreds of schools, districts, and organizations each year to design class trips and programs that complement curricula.

Looking for a customized Close Up experience?

Close Up allows you to tailor every aspect of your educational program, including dates, length, themes, and specific activities. Partner with Close Up to create an exclusive program just for you and your students. Our customizable travel programs are ideal for a school or organization that wants:  

  • A program designed specifically for a grade level or course (minimum of 40 students required);  
  • A focused program theme such as U.S. government and history, civil rights, foreign policy, ethics and leadership, civic engagement, or a specific current issue;  
  • To complement a school’s mission, curriculum, or research/capstone projects;   
  • Comprehensive resources to prepare students for your educational program and to continue the learning experience upon returning home; and  
  • Programming in Washington, DC, and/or out-of-town options such as Mount Vernon, Williamsburg, Charlottesville, Gettysburg, Philadelphia, or New York City.  

Participation in a Close Up program requires parent or guardian approval for any participant under 18 years of age. Learn how we keep all students safe, secure, and supervised on every program.



Washington, DC

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

Middle School Presidential Inauguration

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

Customize a Program for Your School

Partner with us to design a customized DC experience for your school. Learn More >

Washington, DC & New York City

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

Washington, DC & Philadelphia

Journey through history by exploring these important American cities. Learn More >

Washington, DC & Williamsburg

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

Washington, DC & Mt. Vernon

Experience U.S. history up close with visits to our nation’s capital and the estate of our first president. Learn More >

New Americans Program

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

Local Programs

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

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