Inauguration Week 2017

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Inaugural Events

  • Wreath-laying ceremony, January 19 - Arlington National Ceremony
  • "Make America Great Again!" welcome celebration, January 19 - Lincoln Memorial
  • Inauguration - January 20 (Details below)
  • Inaugural Parade, January 20 - Capitol Steps, along Pennsylvania Avenue to the White House
  • National Prayer Service, January 21 - Washington's National Cathedral
  • For additional information on official Inaugural events, please visit JCCIC.
  • For a list of official and unofficial Inaugural Balls, please visit

Additional Events

The 58th Presidential Inauguration will be held on Friday, January 20, 2017:

Visitors without a ticket may participate in Inauguration festivities held on the National Mall, at 4th St. NW, and extends past the Washington Monument to 17th St. NW. The Washington Monument viewing area will be restricted to the grounds between 17th St. NW and 15th St. NW.

Bags will be checked.

Road Closures and Parking Restrictions:

Several road closures and parking restrictions will be in place throughout the Washington, D.C. Metro Area beginning Wednesday, January 18 through Monday, January 23. For a full list of closures, please visit

Public Transportation Routes:

For live updates on public transportation routes, closures and more, please visit WMATA.

National Mall Access Points (Including Bag Checks):

  • Constitution Ave. NW at 7th St. NW, 12th St. NW and 17th St. NW
  • Independence Ave. SW at 7th St. SW, 12th St. SW, 15th St. SW, and 17th St. SW

Pedestrian Routes to the Inaugural Parade:

  • H St. NW from Pennsylvania Ave. NW to 7th St. NW
  • I St. NW from Pennsylvania Ave. NW to New York Ave. NW
  • K St. NW from Washington Cir. NW to 9th St. NW
  • Arlington Memorial Bridge from Virginia, around Lincoln Cir. to Constitution Ave. NW
  • Virginia Ave. NW from 23rd St. NW to Constitution Ave. NW
  • Constitution Ave. NW from 23rd St. NW to 7th St. NW
  • Independence Ave. SW from L’Enfant Plaza SW to 17th St. SW to Constitution Ave. NW
  • East Capitol St. NE from 19th St. NE to Massachusetts Ave. NE to E St. NE/NW
  • I St. SE from New Jersey Ave. SE to 7th St. SW to Constitution Ave. NW
  • M St. SE from First St. SE to 4th St. SW to I St. SW to 7th St. SW


Prohibited Items:

  • Aerosols
  • Ammunition
  • Animals other than service/guide animals
  • Backpacks and bags exceeding size restrictions (18” by 13” by 7”)
  • Bicycles
  • Balloons
  • Coolers
  • Drones and other unmanned aircraft systems
  • Explosives
  • Firearms
  • Glass, thermal, or metal containers
  • Laser pointers
  • Mace / Pepper spray
  • Packages
  • Selfie Sticks
  • Signs exceeding the size restrictions (20’ x 3’ x 1/4”)
  • Structures
  • Supports for signs and placards
  • Toy guns
  • Weapons of any kind
  • Any other items determined to be potential safety hazards

Read here to learn how the new green turf on the Mall will be protected during the Inauguration.

View the map below for ticket holders, and check back here for more updates as they become available.

Image via Joint Congressional Committee on Inaugural Ceremonies