• Inauguration

    2013 Presidential Inauguration

    District of Columbia

Closures

Current closure and security information is available on the U.S. Secret Service website.

For information regarding the ticketed viewing areas for the Inaugural Ceremony visit the Joint Congressional Commitee on Inaugural Ceremonies website.

Access to the National Mall
Five access points have been established for the general public to access the National Mall: Constitution Avenue at 7th, 9th, and 12th Streets NW, and Independence Avenue at 7th and 12th Streets SW.

Bike parking will be available for private bikes at 16th and I Streets NW. Two bike parking corrals for Capital Bikeshare will be available. One at 17th and K Streets NW (Farragut Square) the other at 12th Street and Independence Avenue SW (U.S. Department of Agriculture)

Pedestrians: Several specific pedestrian routes to the National Mall have been identified. These routes are identified on the Pedestrian Walking Routes map. For pedestrians walking to the National Mall, 3rd Street NW is the recommended east/west divide on the north side of the parade route. It is 3.2 miles from 3rd and E streets NW to 7th Street and Independence Avenue SW (going around the U.S. Capitol) and 3.2 miles from 3rd and H Streets NW to 7th Street and Constitution Avenue NW (going around the White House) using these pedestrian routes.

Pedestrian Routes to the Mall:
H Street NW from 3rd Street NW to 18th Street NW
I Street NW from New York Avenue NW to 18th Street NW
18th Street from K Street NW to Constitution Avenue NW
19th Street from K Street NW to Constitution Avenue NW
Virginia Ave NW from 23rd Street to Constitution Avenue NW
Constitution Avenue NW from 23rd Street to 7th Street NW
Arlington Memorial Bridge from Virginia, around Lincoln Circle to Constitution Avenue NW
E Street NW from 3rd Street NW to Massachusetts Avenue NE to 2nd Street NE
2nd Street NE from Massachusetts Avenue NE to North Carolina Avenue SE
New Jersey Avenue SE to I Street SE/SW to 7th Street SW
3rd Street NE from Massachusetts Avenue NE to D Street SE to North Carolina
Avenue SE to New Jersey Avenue SE to I Street SE/SW to 7th Street SW
East Capitol Street NE from 19th Street NE to North Carolina Avenue SE to New
Jersey Avenue SE to I Street SE/SW to 7th Street SW
7th Street SW from I Street SW to Independence Avenue SW
Independence Avenue SW from 23rd Street SW to 7th Street SW

Pedestrian routes to view the Inaugural Parade are:
H Street NW from Pennsylvania Avenue NW to 13th Street NW
I Street NW from Pennsylvania Avenue NW to 13th Street NW
Arlington Memorial Bridge from Virginia, around Lincoln Circle to Constitution Avenue NW
Virginia Avenue NW from 23rd Street NW to Constitution Avenue NW
Constitution Avenue NW from 23rd Street NW to 7th Street NW
East Capitol Street NE from 19th Street NE to Massachusetts Avenue NE to D Street NE/NW D Street NE from Massachusetts Avenue NE to 7th Street NW
I Street SE from New Jersey Avenue SE to 7th Street SW to Constitution Avenue NW

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.