Close Up’s Middle School Programs are designed to give students hands-on opportunities to interact with government and history in Washington, DC. Close Up is more than just a tour. It is a fast-paced, fun-filled, and educational experience in one of the world’s most dynamic cities. Our staff uses Washington’s key institutions and historic sites as interactive classrooms to help students explore the links between history and the rights and responsibilities of citizens today. We also offer exciting add-on options that include additional days in Washington and opportunities to visit Williamsburg, Philadelphia, Gettysburg or New York City!