2017 Swearing In Ceremony
The Swearing In Ceremony program will begin at 10:00 am; the official proceedings at noon. The exact length of the ceremony depends on upon the length of the President-elect's Inaugural speech. In past years the ceremony has lasted about one hour. Ticketed guests will enter Capitol Grounds through the entry point designated for their particular section. Guests will also have to go through security screening gates, which will open at 6 a.m.
See also, the Secret Service Vehicle Restrictions Map detailing road closures and parking restrictions cutting off main traffic arteries through D.C.
Important Information about the Swearing In Ceremony
2017 Extremely large crowds are expected for the Swearing In. Due to the large crowds and security screening checkpoints, we advise arrival to the ceremony as early as possible. Gates open at 8:00am.
Inauguration Events Ticket Availability, Disclaimer & Policy:
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