Your Need to Know Guide to the Second Obama Inauguration

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Coming to DC for the 2013 US Presidential Inauguration? Here’s a guide to what you’ll need to know:

The Swearing-in Ceremony:

11:30 a.m. EST, January 21, 2013
West Front, U.S. Capitol Building, E Capitol Street NE and 1st Street NE, Washington, DC 20004

Ticketed and non-ticketed sections. No tickets are required to watch the ceremony projected along the National Mall.

The Inauguration Parade:

2-2:30 p.m. (approximate) EST, January 21, 2013

Pennsylvania Avenue, NW Washington, DC, 20006

Procession down 15 blocks of Pennsylvania Avenue between the U.S. Capitol and the White House.  Ticketed and non-ticketed viewing areas.

Inaugural Galas and Balls:

Official: 2 Official Inaugural Balls, both on Monday, January 21, 2013

  • Commander-In-Chief’s Ball– The Walter E. Reed Convention Center
  • The Inaugural Ball– The Walter E. Reed Convention Center

For tickets:



Metrorail will open at 4 am and close at 2 am. on January 21, 2013.

Cab services:

Capitol Bikeshare:

Additional Information:

Jennifer, Innkeeper
American Guest House in Washington DC


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