FedScoop guide: Presidential Inauguration


President Obama will be re-sworn in as the 44th President of the United States on Monday as part of the 57th Inauguration.

FedScoop has created a quick guide to the day for those looking to attend.


Ceremonial swearing-in

President Obama will be officially sworn in on Jan. 20, 2013, as per the U.S. Constitution. Since Inauguration Day falls on a Sunday, the ceremonial swearing-in will be hold on Monday. It will be at Capitol Hill with festivities starting at 11:30 a.m. EST.

Inaugural parade

Tickets to the parade are not required for entry, but will be required for bleacher seating. The parade starts at 2:30 p.m.


Guests are strongly advised to take public transportation rather than drive. Parking in Washington, D.C., will be extremely limited and roads will be very congested. The following roads are closed to vehicle traffic:

  • The third street tunnel will be closed to pedestrians and vehicles.
  • The 12th street tunnel will be closed to pedestrians and vehicles.
  • Memorial Bridge is closed to vehicles.
  • All roads south of K Street NW between 11th Street and 23rd St.
  • All roads south of H Street NW between 11th Street and 3rd St.
  • All roads north of E Street NW between 3rd Street and 7th St.
  • All roads north Independence Avenue between 7th Street and 23rd St.

Text alerts

Sign up to receive real-time alerts including viewing area openings and closings, missing persons, road closures, serious crimes, lookouts and weather related concerns during inaugural activities on the National Mall and parade route from the U.S. Park Police. Text INAUGURATION to 888777. Standard text messaging rates may be applied. Be sure to check with your cellular service provider regarding your text messaging plan.



The Presidential Inauguration Committee released a mobile application for Inauguration Day, available on both iPhones and Androids. The app features the ability to watch the ceremony on your mobile phone, a schedule of the day’s events, a map that lets people RSVP to meet at a certain location and historical information, such as a history of the U.S. Marine Band’s inaugural performance.

Live stream


The White House will have a live stream of the swearing-in ceremony on its YouTube channel.



The presidential escort prepares for inauguration.


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