Inaugural Committee Update

Joint Congressional Committee on Inaugural Ceremonies Website Update
Ticketing InfoTickets—provided free of charge—for the Inaugural swearing-in ceremony will be distributed in January 2009 by newly-elected (or re-elected) Senators and Representatives. Read more about getting tickets >  

Watch the Nail Driving CeremonyOn Sept. 24, 2008, the JCCIC kicked-off the preparations for the presidential swearing-in ceremony at the First Nail Ceremony. The Ceremony is held to drive the first nail into the platform where President-Elect Obama will be sworn-in as President of the United States on the West Front of the U.S. Capitol. Watch the video >

See Platform Construction PhotosSee weekly photos of the platform being constructed on the West Front of the U.S. Capitol.View the slideshow >

Departure CeremonyLearn how the outgoing President leaves Washington, D.C. Visit the Day’s Events >

Facts and FirstsMarch 4, 1921: Warren G. Harding was the first President to ride to and from his Inauguration in an automobile. Read about other Inaugural facts and firsts >

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