2017 Swearing In Ceremony

Steps of the US Capitol, Capitol Grounds, and the National Mall 

January 20, 2017 (public event), 10:00 am - 2:00pm

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.

Ticket Pickup 
Swearing In Ceremony tickets can be picked up from our office in Union Station. Please see our Ticket Pickup Page for more details.

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.

There are four primary Metro stops being used for the Swearing In. Each stop corresponds to a different ticket section. NORTH STANDING and UNION SQUARE ticket holders are to use Judiciary Square. SOUTH STANDING and MALL STANDING ticket holders are to use Federal Center. SOUTH SEATED ticket holders are to use Capitol South. NORTH SEATED ticket holders are to use Union Station.

Inauguration Events Ticket Availability, Disclaimer & Policy:

Tickets for inaugural events are available primarily by request through the offices of the individual Congressional representatives and The Joint Congressional Committee on Inaugural Ceremonies. Dates of availability are still to be determined and may vary by office.

As an independent ticket broker, Great Seats buys and sells event tickets in the secondary market. We are not affiliated with a political party, any state or governmental agencies, or the Joint Congressional Committee on Inaugural Ceremonies. Our prices are based on location, demand, and availability and reflect the difficulty in obtaining tickets. 


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