Things to Think About
The National Park Service is proud to be part of the 57th Presidential Inauguration, but our primary job is to ensure the safety of visitors to the National Mall and the parade route along Pennsylvania Avenue.
We will have medical personnel, family reunification tents and more on hand to ensure your safety, but we would like to encourage you to prepare for what may be a long, cold, hectic and crowded day.
And finally, at the conclusion of the Inauguration, there are sure to be long lines to get on the Metro. To avoid the crowds and give them time to thin out, spend some time visiting the many memorials on the west end of the Mall. Rangers and volunteers can direct you to them and others will be at the sites to greet you.
Did You Know?
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.