• Inauguration

    2013 Presidential Inauguration

    District of Columbia

History & Culture



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

President George Washington's Second Inaugural Address was just 135 words, the shortest address on record. President Washington delivered his few remarks on March 4, 1793 in Congress Hall in Philadelphia, site of the temporary U.S. capital.