Preparations are underway for Donald Trump to be sworn in as the 45th president of the United States, Friday.
Hundreds of thousands of people are expected to attend Trump's inauguration in Washington DC.
That includes students who are getting an up close look at history as it's being written.
Students from Hancock Middle and High School in Hancock, Michigan piled into a coach bus Tuesday evening after months of fundraising and studying the election.
Social studies teacher Matt Dennis says the inauguration is a once in a lifetime learning experience for the kids to see a peaceful transfer of power.
"I think this will make that very real for them," Dennis said. "When they see power transition from not just one man to another man but one party to another party in the executive branch. I think it’s important they learn how important their vote is."
Around 40 students are making the trek to D.C. from Hancock.
They have also been invited to visit the Finnish Embassy.