Inauguration 2013

Getting Tickets

Senators and Representatives of the 113th Congress will distribute tickets for the Inaugural swearing-in ceremonies in January 2013. Contact their offices with any questions or requests concerning tickets. 

Click here to learn how to get Parade and Ball tickets.



Chairman Schumer and Senator Alexandar both drive nails into the Inaugural platform.

Platform Construction Underway

Inaugural Platform construction is underway! See a slideshow of the platform construction, watch a video about it and learn about the ‘First Nail’ Ceremony, which marks the kickoff of preparations for the Inaugural swearing-in ceremonies at the U.S. Capitol.

 Photo of President Eisenhower taking the oath of office on Sunday, January 20, 1957.

Why January 21?

Learn why the Inauguration will be held on January 21, 2013, when in history it has been held on January 21 and why January 20 is Inauguration Day.

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