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 >

Washington, DC

Four-Day Program

Explore the nation’s capital during this fast-paced 4-day adventure! Learn More >


Watch our nation’s future unfold in the heart of DC! Learn More >

Washington, DC & New York City

Examine the relationship between business and government with visits to two of America’s most important cities! Learn More >

Washington, DC & Williamsburg

Better understand the evolution of American democracy with visits to our nation’s most historic cities. Learn More >

New Americans Program

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

Create Your Own Program

Partner with us to design a one-of-a-kind DC experience for your school! Learn More >

American Indian Focus Programs

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

Virtual Programs

Discover upcoming opportunities for engaging virtual programming! Learn More >