• 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 Thomas Jefferson

The second and third Presidential Inaugurations were held in Philadelphia. By 1800, the federal government had moved to its new home, Washington D.C. Thomas Jefferson was the first president to be sworn in within the new capital city.