• Inauguration

    2013 Presidential Inauguration

    District of Columbia

History & Culture

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Making it Happen - The National Park Service has been at the center of planning presidential inaugurations for more than 70 years. Where will you see us on Inauguration Day?

Stories - Abraham Lincoln's elections in 1860 and 1864

Places - National Parks associated with U.S. presidents

People - Presidents and their Inaugural Addresses

Did You Know?

President George Washington

The first Inauguration of George Washington took place in what was then the capital of the country, New York City, on April 30, 1789. Many of today's Inaugural traditions trace their origin to the precedents that Washington established.