Washington, D.C. – Today U.S. Senator Roy Blunt, Chairman of the Joint Congressional Committee on Inaugural Ceremonies, unveiled the tickets for the 58th Inaugural Ceremonies. Blunt also unveiled the official map and guidelines.
“Attending the Inaugural Ceremony will be a truly unique and exciting experience for hundreds of thousands of Americans,” Blunt said. “I’m glad the attendees will soon be receiving their tickets, and I appreciate the work that’s been done to keep the tickets secure and ensure ticket holders can easily and safely find their viewing locations and enjoy the historic day.”
Beginning Monday, the JCCIC will release tickets to Members of Congress. Tickets will be distributed to House Members on Monday, January 9 and Senators on Tuesday, January 10. Each Member’s office is then responsible for distributing their allotment of tickets to their constituents.
The nearly 250,000 color-coded tickets were printed by the Government Publishing Office (GPO) and contain multiple security features to protect against counterfeiting. Every person attending the Inaugural Ceremonies on Capitol Grounds is required to have a ticket, including children.
Ticketed guests must enter the Capitol Grounds through the entry point designated for their particular section. Because of the large crowds expected to be traveling to the Capitol Grounds and National Mall, and the numerous street closures and other security measures that will impact travel routes, ticketed guests are advised to make careful plans to ensure they arrive at their designated access point well in advance of the start of the official program.
Security screening gates will open at 6 a.m., music will begin approximately at 9:30 a.m., and Chairman Blunt will deliver opening remarks at 11:30 a.m.
Attendees without tickets who want to participate in the festivities can also view the ceremonies on the National Mall west of 4th Street.
To get accessibility details about the 58th Presidential Inauguration, please call the Office of Congressional Accessibility Services (OCAS) at (202) 224-4048 or (202) 224-4049 (TTY).