2025 Presidential Inauguration

Play your part in U.S. history through this once-in-a-lifetime program

Experience an iconic historical event in our nation’s capital! 

Drawing on the energy, excitement, and pageantry of the 2025 presidential inauguration, the enormously popular Presidential Inauguration Middle School Program gives students an insider’s view of democracy in action. So much more than an in-and-out tour, this seven-day, six-night trip for middle schoolers helps young people see how our national ideals impact us today. Students walk the halls of Capitol Hill, explore renowned memorials and Smithsonian museums, and participate in the pageantry of a presidential inauguration! 

Close Up ensures students have a safe, educational, and memorable time in DC as they: 

  • Take part in pre-inauguration events on the National Mall;  
  • Witness the president’s oath of office and inaugural address;  
  • Celebrate at an exclusive inaugural event; 
  • Examine George Washington’s legacy through a visit to Mount Vernon; and  
  • Experience one of our nation’s most storied events in an all-inclusive environment! 


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




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 >