• January 20, 2017
  • 11:30 am - 12:30 pm
  • United States Capitol

Inaugural Swearing-In Ceremony

No Tickets Required for General Admission

President-elect Donald J. Trump and Vice President-elect Michael R. Pence will be sworn in to office on the west front of the United States Capitol. Joining them will be their families, members of Congress, the U.S. Supreme Court, Diplomatic Corps and other distinguished invited guests.

We are pleased to announce that a diverse set of faith leaders will offer readings and prayers at the swearing-in of President-elect Trump and honor the vital role religious faith plays in our multicultural, vibrant nation.

Those offering readings and giving the invocation at the ceremony are His Eminence Timothy Michael Cardinal Dolan, the Archbishop of New York, Reverend Dr. Samuel Rodriguez of the National Hispanic Christian Leadership Conference, and Pastor Paula White of New Destiny Christian Center.

Additionally, Rabbi Marvin Hier, Dean and Founder of the Simon Wiesenthal Center, Reverend Franklin Graham of Samaritan’s Purse and The Billy Graham Evangelistic Association, and Bishop Wayne T. Jackson of Great Faith Ministries International will offer readings and give the benediction.

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Do I need a ticket to watch the Swearing-in Ceremony from the National Mall?

No. A ticket is not required to access the National Mall on Inauguration Day.

Directions to the National Mall.

Interstate 395 provides access to the National Mall from the South. Interstate 495, New York Avenue, Rock Creek and Potomac Parkway, George Washington Memorial Parkway and the Cabin John Parkway provide access from the North. Interstate 66, U.S. Routes 50 and 29 provide access from the West. U.S. Routes 50, 1 and 4 provide access from the East.

What are my parking options around the National Mall?

Use of public transportation on Inauguration Day is strongly encouraged, as there will be limited parking options in close proximity to the National Mall.

Charter buses and individual motorists should plan to park at RFK Stadium at 2400 East Capitol Street SE and use the Stadium Armory Metrorail station to access the National Mall. From RFK Stadium there will be shuttle bus service reserved for seniors and the disabled that will drop passengers on the South side of the National Mall.

Paid parking will be available at outlying Metrorail stations, with payment restricted to Metro SmarTrip cards and credit/debit cards (no cash will be accepted). Paid parking will be available at outlying Metrorail stations, with payment restricted to Metro SmarTrip cards and credit/debit cards (no cash will be accepted).

Will food and beverages be available on the National Mall?

National Park Service vendors will operate food and beverage kiosks and tents throughout the National Mall that will offer a variety of items for purchase.

Where will public restrooms be located?

Public toilets, including those with ADA capability, will be located throughout the National Mall on Inauguration Day.

I've been separated from my child or family member. How do I find them?

Law enforcement officials will be posted at First Aid Stations across the National Mall to help locate a lost child or family member. Proceed to the nearest station with a recent photo of your family member to begin the process. Additionally, a family reunification trailer will be located on the North side of the Mall at 12th Street and Madison Drive.

NOTE: It is recommended that each member of your party is photographed on Inauguration Day prior to accessing the National Mall so that an up-to-date photo is available if needed.

What items are prohibited from the National Mall and Inaugural events?

For your safety and the safety of others, the following items are prohibited on the National Mall and from all official Inaugural events:

  • Aerosols
  • Ammunition
  • Animals other than service/guide animals
  • Backpacks and bags exceeding size restrictions (18” by 13” by 7”)
  • Bicycles
  • Balloons
  • Coolers
  • Drones and other unmanned aircraft systems
  • Explosives
  • Firearms
  • Glass, thermal, or metal containers
  • Laser pointers
  • Mace / Pepper spray
  • Packages
  • Selfie Sticks
  • Signs exceeding the size restrictions (20” x 3” x 1/4”)
  • Structures
  • Supports for signs and placards
  • Toy guns
  • Weapons of any kind
  • Any other items determined to be potential safety hazards