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“I do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will faithfully execute the office of President of the United States, and will to the best of my ability, preserve, protect and defend the Constitution of the United States.”
With those words, the President-elect will take the oath of office on January 20, 2017, to formally become the 45th President of the United States. See the nine events that commonly take place on Inauguration Day.
Find updates on the inaugural welcome celebration, wreath laying ceremony, balls, prayer service, and parade. Learn about the swearing-in ceremonies, as well as the military’s involvement in the inauguration events.
Plan Your Trip
Hundreds of thousands of visitors from across the country will visit Washington, DC, to take part in this historic event. The District of Columbia offers information on lodging, transportation, security measures, and street closures.
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We’ve compiled all the dos and don’ts for the U.S. Presidential Inauguration to make it easy for you to enjoy the celebration.
There are few events that you can plan on attending that are guaranteed to go down in history. The President’s swearing-in ceremony is one of them. Come to Washington, DC and witness something for the ages as the nation swears in the 45th President of the United States on Jan. 20, 2017. Soak up the atmosphere throughout the city and celebrate this special day that’s all about American tradition and celebration.
Where to Take in the Action
The official proceedings of Inauguration Day commence around noon on the West Lawn of the U.S. Capitol with the vice president-elect and president-elect taking the Oaths of Office, followed by the inaugural address. Security screening gates will open at 6 a.m., followed by music at approximately 9:30 a.m. and opening remarks at 11:30 a.m.
You must have a ticket to attend the swearing-in-ceremony. Tickets are free, but they’re in high demand and must be applied for through your local representative or senator’s office. Giant video screens and audio systems will also stream the proceedings to the thousands of spectators on the National Mall.