On Friday, Donald Trump will be sworn in as the 45th president of the United States. On the Mall, and along the parade route, past inaugurations have had crowds larger than a million people. With so many spectators, getting in and out of the area can be difficult, and attendees should plan ahead.

Some street closures begin as early as 3 a.m. Thursday. Event planners have encouraged attendees to take public transportation.

Map information

Parade route

(No pedestrian crossings)

Pedestrian walking route

Parade route entry point

Mall entry point

Medical aid

Metro station closures

(Archives, Federal Triangle, Mt. Vernon Square, Pentagon and Smithsonian stations will be closed on Inauguration Day.

Many Metrobus routes will operate on detours near the National Mall.)

 

Ticket holders viewing area

Public viewing area

Red zone: Vehicle road closures

(No parking starts at noon Wednesday. Some street closures start at 3 a.m. Thursday. All streets closed starting at 3 a.m. Friday until about 6 p.m. Parking restrictions end at 1 a.m. Monday.)

Green zone: Vehicle restricted area

(No parking starts at 7 a.m. Thursday. Restricted access to some streets starts at 4 a.m. Friday until about 6 p.m. Parking restrictions end at 1 a.m. Saturday.)

 

2nd ST.

1/4 Mile

U.S.

Capitol

Parade

start

3rd ST.

4th ST.

7Th ST.

Archives

11Th ST.

Federal

Triangle

Smithsonian

15Th ST.

White

House

Tidal

Basin

Finish

18TH ST.

23RD ST.

Potomac

River

Arlington Memorial Bridge

(Closed to pedestrian and vehicular traffic until about 7 p.m. Thursday. Open only to pedestrian and authorized vehicles Friday.)

 

14th Street Bridge general purpose lanes

(Open, all traffic diverted to I-395)

 

14th Street Bridge HOV

(Closed to all traffic)

 

3rd, 9th and 12th Street Tunnels

(Closed to all traffic)

Map information

Ticket holders viewing area

Public viewing area

Parade route (No pedestrian crossings)

Pedestrian walking route

Parade route entry point

Mall entry point

Medical aid

Red zone: Vehicle road closures

(No parking starts at noon Wednesday. Some street closures start at 3 a.m. Thursday. All streets closed starting at 3 a.m. Friday until about 6 p.m. Parking restrictions end at 1 a.m. Monday.)

Metro station closures

(Archives, Federal Triangle, Mt. Vernon Square, Pentagon and Smithsonian stations will be closed on Inauguration Day.

Many Metrobus routes will operate on detours near the National Mall.)

Green zone: Vehicle restricted area

(No parking starts at 7 a.m. Thursday. Restricted access to some streets starts at 4 a.m. Friday until about 6 p.m. Parking restrictions end at 1 a.m. Saturday.)

K ST. NW

I ST. NW

H ST. NE

Finish

F ST.

White

House

Archives

d st.

Parade

start

Federal

Triangle

constitution ave.

U.S.

Capitol

Smithsonian

D St.

Tidal

Basin

E St.

Potomac

River

1/4 Mile

3rd, 9th and 12th

Street Tunnels

(Closed to all traffic)

14th Street Bridge general purpose lanes

(Open, all traffic diverted to I-395)

14th Street Bridge HOV

(Closed to all traffic)

Arlington Memorial Bridge

(Closed to pedestrian and vehicular traffic until about

7 p.m. Thursday. Open only to pedestrian and authorized vehicles Friday.)

Map information

Parade route

Red zone: Vehicle road closures

(No parking starts at noon Wednesday. Some street closures start at 3 a.m. Thursday. All streets closed starting at 3 a.m. Friday until about 6 p.m. Parking restrictions end at 1 a.m. Monday.)

Metro station closures

(Archives, Federal Triangle, Mt. Vernon Square, Pentagon and Smithsonian stations will be closed on Inauguration Day.

Many Metrobus routes will operate on detours near the National Mall.)

(No pedestrian crossings)

Pedestrian walking route

Parade route entry point

Mall entry point

Medical aid

Washington

Circle

Ticket holders viewing area

Foggy

Bottom-

GWU

Public viewing area

Farragut West

Green zone: Vehicle restricted area

(No parking starts at 7 a.m. Thursday. Restricted access to some streets starts at 4 a.m. Friday until about 6 p.m. Parking restrictions end at 1 a.m. Saturday.)

Kennedy

Center

Notable demonstrations, marches and protest locations

McPherson Square

Finish

Metro

Center

White

House

Lincoln

Memorial

Ellipse

Gallery

Place

Federal

Triangle

Non-ticketed

viewing area

Arlington Memorial Bridge

(Closed to pedestrian and vehicular traffic until about 7 p.m. Thursday. Open only to pedestrian and authorized vehicles Friday.)

Judiciary

Square

Washington

Monument

Archives

Union

Station

Smithsonian

Tidal

Basin

Non-ticketed

viewing area

Non-ticketed

viewing area

Parade

start

L’Enfant

Plaza

Jefferson

Memorial

U.S.

Capitol

Potomac

River

Federal

Center SW

Ticketed

viewing area

Capitol

South

14th Street Bridge general purpose lanes

(Open, all traffic diverted to I-395)

14th Street Bridge HOV

(Closed to all traffic)

3rd, 9th and 12th

Street Tunnels

(Closed to all traffic)

Waterfront

1/4 Mile

Map information

Parade route

Metro station closures

 

Red zone: Vehicle road closures

(No pedestrian crossings)

(Archives, Federal Triangle, Mt. Vernon Square, Pentagon and Smithsonian stations will be closed on Inauguration Day.

Many Metrobus routes will operate on detours near the National Mall.)

Pedestrian walking route

(No parking started at noon Wednesday. Some street closures start at 3 a.m. Thursday. All streets closed starting at 3 a.m. Friday until about 6 p.m. Parking restrictions end at 1 a.m. Monday.)

Parade route entry point

Washington

Circle

Mall entry point

Foggy Bottom-GWU

Medical aid

Ticket holders viewing area

Public viewing area

Farragut West

Kennedy

Center

Green zone: Vehicle restricted area

Notable demonstrations, marches and protest locations

McPherson Square

(No parking starts at 7 a.m. Thursday. Restricted access to some streets starts at 4 a.m. Friday until about 6 p.m. Parking restrictions end at 1 a.m. Saturday.)

Finish

Metro

Center

White

House

Lincoln

Memorial

Ellipse

Gallery

Place

Federal

Triangle

Arlington Memorial Bridge

(Closed to pedestrian and vehicular traffic until about 7 p.m. Thursday. Open only to pedestrian and authorized vehicles Friday.)

Non-ticketed

viewing area

Judiciary

Square

Washington

Monument

Archives

Union

Station

Smithsonian

Tidal

Basin

Non-ticketed

viewing area

Non-ticketed

viewing area

Jefferson

Memorial

Parade

start

L’Enfant

Plaza

U.S.

Capitol

Potomac

River

Federal

Center SW

Ticketed

viewing area

Capitol

South

14th Street Bridge general purpose lanes

(Open, all traffic diverted to I-395)

14th Street Bridge HOV

(Closed to all traffic)

3rd, 9th and 12th

Street Tunnels

(Closed to all traffic)

Waterfront

1/4 mile

FRIDAY’S SCHEDULE

  • 4 a.m.: Metro opens
  • 6 a.m.: Security gates open.
  • 11:30 a.m.: Opening remarks begin
  • Around noon: Oath of office
  • Afternoon: President eats lunch in the Capitol
  • 3 p.m.: Inaugural parade
  • 7 p.m. to 11 p.m.: Official inaugural balls

THE SWEARING-IN CEREMONY

Before the swearing-in ceremony, President Obama and Trump will have a brief meeting at the White House and will proceed to the Capitol together. The ceremony is scheduled to begin at 11:30 a.m. The program includes:

  • Prelude — “The President’s Own,” the U.S. Marine Band.
  • Call to order by Sen. Roy Blunt of Missouri, chairman of the Joint Congressional Committee on Inaugural Ceremonies.
  • Readings and invocations by Cardinal Timothy M. Dolan, archbishop of New York City; the Rev. Samuel Rodriguez, president of the National Hispanic Christian Leadership Conference; and Paula White-Cain, pastor of the New Destiny Christian Center.
  • The Missouri State University Chorale performs.
  • The vice-presidential oath of office is administered to Pence by Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas.
  • The Mormon Tabernacle Choir performs.
  • The presidential oath of office is administered to Trump by Chief Justice John G. Roberts Jr.
  • Inaugural address by President Trump.
  • Readings and benediction by Rabbi Marvin Hier of the Simon Wiesenthal Center; the Rev. Franklin Graham of Samaritan’s Purse and the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association; and Bishop Wayne T. Jackson of Great Faith Ministries International.
  • The national anthem is performed by Jackie Evancho.

Gates (by color code)

Tiket screening (by color code)

Seating and standing areas correspond to ticket colors

1ST ST.

Capitol

South

Parade

start

U.S.

Capitol

S. capitol st

1ST ST.

2Nd ST.

Ticketed viewing area

3rd ST.

3rd ST.

Federal

Center SW

Non-ticketed

viewing area

Yellow

gate

Red gate

Blue gate

d st. NE

Yellow ticket

screening

Red ticket

screening

Blue ticket

screening

constitution ave. NW

Parade

start

U.S.

Capitol

Non-ticketed

viewing area

Silver ticket

screening

Orange ticket

screening

Capitol

South

Silver gate

Green

gate

Green

ticket

screening

Federal

Center SW

Orange

gate

THE INAUGURAL PARADE

At the conclusion of the swearing-in ceremony, the new president and vice president will proceed along Pennsylvania Avenue to the White House. From the presidential viewing stand, Trump and Pence, along with their families and guests, will watch the parade. Parade participants will include:  

  • 1st Cavalry Division Horse Cavalry Detachment of Fort Hood, Tex.
  • 1st Infantry Division Commanding General’s Mounted Color Guard of Fort Riley, Kan.
  • American veterans.
  • Boone County, Ky., Elite 4-H Equestrian Drill Team.
  • Boy Scouts of America.
  • Caisson Platoon of Fort Myer, Va.
  • Cleveland Mounted Police.
  • Coastal Florida Police and Fire Pipes and Drums.
  • Columbus, Ind., North High School Band.
  • Culver, Ind., Academy Equestrian.
  • Disabled American Veterans.
  • First Troop Philadelphia City Cavalry.
  • Fishburne Military School Army JROTC Caissons Battalion of Waynesboro, Va.
  • Frankfort High School Band of Ridgeley, W.Va.
  • Franklin Regional High School Panther Marching Band of Murrysville, Penn.
  • Freedom Riders of Kersey, Colo.
  • Indianapolis Police Motorcycle Drill Team.
  • Lil Wranglers of College Station, Tex.
  • Marist College Band of Poughkeepsie, N.Y.
  • Merced County, Calif., Sheriff’s Posse.
  • Michigan Multi-Jurisdictional Mounted Police Drill Team and Color Guard.
  • Mid America Cowgirls Rodeo Drill Team of New Buffalo, Mich.
  • Military and Defense Department children based overseas at the U.S. naval air station in Sigonella, Italy.
  • Nassau County, N.Y., Firefighters Pipes and Drums.
  • North Carolina Vietnam Helicopter Pilots Association.
  • New York Police Department Emerald Society Pipes and Drums.
  • Olivet Nazarene University in Bourbonnais, Ill.
  • Palmetto Ridge High School Band of Naples, Fla.
  • Paralyzed American Veterans.
  • Russellville, Ark., High School Band.
  • Talladega College Band of Alabama.
  • Texas State University Strutters.
  • The Citadel Regimental Band and Pipes and Summerall Guards of Charleston, S.C.
  • Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors.
  • Tupelo, Miss., High School Band.
  • University of Tennessee at Knoxville Marching Band.
  • US Border Patrol Pipes and Drums.
  • U.S. Customs and Border Protection Office of Field Operations.
  • Virginia Military Institute Corps of Cadets
  • West Monroe, La., High School Marching Band.
  • Wounded Warrior Project.

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