The Fifty-Seventh Presidential Inauguration on January 21, 2013 presented by the Joint Congressional Committee on Inaugural Ceremonies.

Inaugural Platform Construction Underway

The ‘First Nail’ Ceremony marks the kickoff of preparations for the Inaugural swearing-in ceremonies at the U.S. Capitol. Watch a video and see a slideshow of the platform construction.

75 days, 9 hours until January 21, 2013, Inauguration Day.

  • Tickets for the Swearing-In

    Tickets for the Inaugural swearing-in ceremonies will be distributed in January 2013 by both Senators and Representatives elected (or reelected) this November.

  • Want to Participate?

    Requests to participate in Inauguration Day events for marching bands, equestrians, military groups and floats are collected by the Joint Task Force-National Capital Region. The Presidential Inaugural Committee, formed after the November election, selects the participants from these requests.

    Request to Participate

  • Facts, Firsts and Precedents

    First woman, Sen. Dianne Feinstein, to emcee the ceremony

    Fifty-Sixth Inaugural Ceremonies

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