Members of the media with questions about the Presidential Inauguration on land managed by the National Park Service or other information about agency related to Inauguration Day in DC can contact the National Mall and Memorial Parks' Office of Communications. Additional information for the media is also available on the Joint Congressional Committee on Inaugural Ceremonies (JCCIC)’s website.
Media Inquires for the National Park Service: Contact the National Mall and Memorial Parks' Office of Communications for all inquires related to the Presidential Inauguration. Send emails to NAMA_Communications@NPS or call 202-245-4490.
Press credentials: Only media with U.S. Secret Service-issued inauguration credentials will be able to access the National Mall through January 24, 2021. For questions about media credentials, contact the Presidential Inaugural Committee at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Social Media: Follow the National Mall and Memorial Parks' social media channels leading up to and on Inauguration Day using @NationalMallNPS on Facebook and Twitter.
General Information: Visit nps.gov/inauguration to find general information about the role of the National Park Service during presidential inaugurations, trip planning resources, schedule of events on or near park land in DC, presidential connections to national parks, and more.
Images: Photographs and other images of National Park Service sites are available in the NPGallery Digital Asset Management System.
Commercial Filming or Photography
Please Note: The National Mall and Memorial Parks is closed at least January 15 through 21, 2021. Commercial filming and photography permits will be issued only for National Park Service-managed land in the greater D.C. area that is currently open to the public.
Commercial filming and photography on land managed by the National Park Service requires a permit. Commercial filming and photography applies when:
filming, videotaping, or still photography is intended for immediate or eventual sale;
filming, videotaping, or still photography involves the use of a model (or any on-camera talent), set, or prop;
filming, videotaping, or still photography/filming has potential to result in damage to park resources or significant disruption of normal visitor use;
the photographer/videographer wants to go into areas not open to the public or before or after normal visitation hours;
or the National Park Service and/or US Park Police incur costs for providing on-site management and oversight to protect agency resources or minimize visitor use conflicts.
Commercial filming and photography permits for National Park Service locations are issued by the National Mall and Memorial Parks’ Division of Permits Management. Learn more about these permits, including how to apply.
First Amendment Demonstration Permits
Please note: The deadline to apply for a permit through January 20, 2021 has passed.
All demonstrations with more than 25 people require a free permit to address potential safety and resource protection considerations and to avoid conflicts with other permitted activities. Demonstrations include picketing, speechmaking, marching, vigils, religious services, and other activities that involve communicating and expressing views or grievances with one or more people with an expectation to draw a crowd of onlookers.
Permits for First Amendment demonstrations at National Park Service locations are issued by the National Mall and Memorial Parks’ Division of Permits Management. Learn more about these permits, including how to apply.
The 59th Presidential Inauguration is going virtual! Join the virtual festivities and explore your presidential national parks.
Schedule of Events
Traditional and new Inauguration Day events are all virtual this year! Check the main schedule of virtual events on or near parkland.
Check for road closures in national parks and throughout downtown D.C. to plan your route around them on Inauguration Day.
Last updated: January 16, 2021