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

Prohibited Items

The following items are prohibited within the ticketed viewing areas at the U.S. Capitol:

  • Firearms and ammunition (either real or simulated)
  • Explosives of any kind (including fireworks)
  • Knives, blades, or sharp objects (of any length), including pocket or hand tools, such as the “Leatherman”
  • Mace and/or pepper spray
  • Sticks, poles, or sign supports
  • Packages, backpacks, large bags, suitcases
  • Thermoses or coolers
  • Strollers
  • Umbrellas
  • Laser pointers
  • Signs or posters
  • Animals (other than service animals)
  • Alcoholic beverages
  • Aerosol sprays
  • Glass containers
  • Air horns
  • Non-ADA portable chairs
  • Other items that may pose a threat to the security of the event as determined by and at the discretion of the security screeners.