2025 Presidential Inauguration

Witness history in the making! 

Be a part of America’s most important tradition! 

Every four years, the eyes of the nation turn to Washington, DC, for the inauguration of America’s president. It’s a momentous week of sacred traditions and unmatched pageantry—and one that Close Up has helped thousands of students experience. 

Our enormously popular Presidential Inauguration High School Program is so much more than an in-and-out tour. This seven-day, six-night program fully immerses students in the inaugural rituals and celebrations, giving them a comprehensive, in-depth experience. Guided by our highly trained program instructors, students take part in exciting seminars with DC insiders, explore iconic memorials and museums, and walk the halls of Capitol Hill—all with the backdrop of a presidential inauguration! 

Our 2025 Presidential Inauguration trip gives students the chance to: 

  • Participate in pre-inauguration events on the National Mall;  
  • Witness the president’s oath of office and inaugural address;  
  • Meet peers from communities nationwide and celebrate with them at an exclusive Close Up Inaugural Ball; 
  • Move around the city with ease; and
  • Experience our nation’s most storied festivities in a safe, educational, all-inclusive environment! 


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 >