58th Presidential Inauguration Information
Please know that there are many ways in which you can still participate in the Presidential Inauguration festivities.
Public Viewing Access
The Presidential Inauguration is a public event. Without a ticket you can still view the swearing in ceremony that will take place on the west front of the Capitol Building. This event can be viewed by the public from anywhere on the National Mall by way of video screens and audio systems that will be set up. Following the conclusion of the Inaugural Ceremonies and the luncheon, a parade will take place from the Capitol Building to the White House which can be seen from most places along Pennsylvania Avenue.
On Inauguration day, a musical prelude will begin at 10:30 a.m. and the ceremony will begin at 11:30 a.m. It is anticipated that up to 800,000 people will be travelling into DC to watch the Inaugural Ceremony, so please anticipate delayed travel time and plan to arrive early. Please keep in mind that the majority of guests attending Inauguration will stand in traditionally cold weather for three to seven hours.
Driving is not recommended while you are in town due to the high volume of traffic, pedestrians, and road closures. It is strongly recommended that you plan to walk, bike, or take the metro. The metro typically runs from 5:00 a.m. to 12:00 a.m., but may have extended hours on January 20th due to the high volume of visitors.
The Joint Congressional Committee on Inaugural Ceremonies has established a public website with information regarding the history of Inauguration and details about the various ceremonies taking place. The site will be updated periodically with additional information that may be of interest. To learn more, please visit the site here.
Stop By To Say Hi!
If you will be in DC for Inauguration, let us know! We would like to invite you to stop by our Washington, D.C. office to say hello on Friday following the Inauguration. We are located in 2242 Rayburn House Office Building and will welcome all constituents.