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RENE W I NG A M ER I C A’ S P R O M I S E

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Table of Contents

Welcome from the Executive Director . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2


Welcome from the Mayor of Washington, DC . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
Quote from President-elect Barack Obama . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4
Quote from Vice President-elect Joseph R. Biden, Jr. . . . . . . . . . . . 5
Biography of President-elect Barack Obama . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6
Biography of Michelle Obama . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7
Biography of Vice President-elect Joseph R. Biden, Jr. . . . . . . . . . . 8
Biography of Dr. Jill Biden . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9
Presidential Inaugural Committee 2009 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10
AFIC/GSA/FPS/JCCIC Members . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12
United States Senate &
House of Representatives Leadership . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14
Governors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15
History of the Inauguration . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17
Calendar of Official Events . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20
56th Inaugural Parade . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23
Parade Route Map . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24
56th Inaugural Parade Participants . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25
Official Inaugural Balls . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 33
Security Procedures . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35
Metro Map . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36
Access for Those with Disabilities . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 39
Renewing America’s Promise at the Smithsonian . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 41
Places of Interest In and Around Washington, DC . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 47
Important Phone Numbers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 64
Inaugural Commemorative Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 68

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Dear Friends,
On behalf of the 2009 Presidential Inaugural Committee, welcome
to the 56th Presidential Inauguration. Dear Visitors,
This week, Americans of all backgrounds will come together in our On behalf of the residents of the District of Columbia and as an
nation’s capital—and all across the country—in the spirit of unity Honorary Co-Chair of the Presidential Inaugural Committee, I am
and shared purpose as we celebrate the Inauguration of President pleased to welcome you to the nation’s capital as we host the 2009
Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden. Presidential Inauguration. The Inauguration of Barack Obama
marks an exciting new chapter in our nation’s history, and we are
The theme of this year’s Inauguration is “Renewing America’s
honored to be a part of this historic event.
Promise.” It reflects President-elect Obama and Vice President-elect
Biden’s commitment to restoring the dream of opportunity for every As you settle into the District to enjoy this momentous occasion,
American and reaffirming America’s standing as a beacon of hope I encourage you to experience all that Washington, DC has to
around the world. offer. From the majestic monuments to the exciting entertainment
venues, DC has something for everyone. Our world-class restaurants,
This is an Inauguration for all Americans. And because Renewing
acclaimed hotels, dynamic theaters and endless shopping make
America’s Promise begins by asking every American to participate
Washington, DC the perfect city to explore during your time here for
in our rich and vibrant democracy, we’ve planned the most open and
the Inauguration of Barack Obama and Joe Biden.
accessible Inauguration in history.
The District is expecting a record number of visitors during the
For the first time, the entire length of the National Mall will be open
Inauguration and we would like to encourage you to walk or to take
to the public on Inauguration Day so that more Americans than
public transportation to all events, as many streets in and around
ever can witness the swearing-in of a President within view of the
the Capitol and the National Mall will be closed to vehicles for
Capitol. And for those Americans who want to participate, but can’t
much of Inauguration Day.
be in Washington, we’ve planned innovative new ways for them
to get involved in their communities and gather with their fellow We are happy to have you here, and hope you enjoy your time in the
Americans in service and celebration as one nation, and one people. District of Columbia.
Thank you for joining us at this historic moment of great purpose
and great promise.
Sincerely,
Adrian M. Fenty
Mayor

Emmett S. Beliveau
Executive Director
Presidential Inaugural Committee 2009

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“I am going to ask you to play your part;
ask you to stand up; ask you to put your foot firmly
into the current of history. I am asking you
to change history’s course. And if I have the fortune “Millions of Americans have been knocked down. 

to be your President, decades from now— And this is the time as Americans—together—

when the memory of this or that policy has faded, we get back up… Our debt to our parents and

and when the words that we will speak in the next our grandparents is too great.

few years are long forgotten—I hope you remember Our obligation to our children is too sacred.

this as a moment when your own story These are extraordinary times.”

and the American story came together, and history


bent once more in the direction of justice.”
Joe Biden
  August 27, 2008
2008 Democratic National Convention
Ba r ack Obama Denver, Colorado
December 5, 2007
Mt. Vernon, Iowa

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Barack Obama Michelle Obama

Barack Obama’s story is the American When people ask Michelle Obama to
story—values from the heartland, a middle describe herself, she doesn’t hesitate.  First
class upbringing in a strong family, hard and foremost, she is Malia and Sasha’s mom.
work and education as the means of getting But before she was a mother—or a wife,
ahead, and the conviction that a life so lawyer, or public servant—she was Fraser
blessed should be lived in service to others. and Marian Robinson’s daughter.
With a father from Kenya and a mother from The Robinsons lived in a brick bungalow
Kansas, Barack Obama was born in Hawaii on the South Side of Chicago. Fraser was
on August 4, 1961. He was raised with help a pump operator for the Chicago Water
from his grandfather, who served in Patton’s Department, and despite being diagnosed
army, and his grandmother, who worked her way up from the with multiple sclerosis at a young age, he hardly ever missed a day
secretarial pool to middle management at a bank. of work. Marian stayed home to raise Michelle and her brother
Craig, skillfully managing a busy household filled with love,
After working his way through college with the help of scholarships
laughter, and important life lessons.
and student loans, Barack Obama moved to Chicago, where he
worked with a group of churches to help rebuild communities A product of Chicago public schools, Michelle studied sociology and
devastated by the closure of local steel plants. African-American studies at Princeton University. After graduating
from Harvard Law School in 1988, she joined the Chicago law firm
He went on to attend law school, where he became the first African- Sidley & Austin, where she later met the man who would become
American President of the Harvard Law Review. Upon graduation, the love of her life.
he returned to Chicago to help lead a voter registration drive, teach
constitutional law at the University of Chicago, and remain active in After a few years, Michelle decided her true calling lay in
his community. encouraging people to serve their communities and their neighbors. 
She served as assistant commissioner of planning and development
Barack Obama’s years of public service are based around his in Chicago’s City Hall before becoming the founding executive
unwavering belief in the ability to unite people around a politics director of the Chicago chapter of Public Allies, an AmeriCorps
of purpose. In the Illinois State Senate, Barack Obama passed program that prepares youth for public service.
the first major ethics reform in twenty-five years, cut taxes for
In 1996, Michelle joined the University of Chicago with a vision
working families, and expanded health care for children and their
of bringing campus and community together. As associate dean of
parents. As a United States Senator, he reached across the aisle to
student services, she developed the university’s first community
pass groundbreaking lobbying reform, lock up the world’s most
service program, and under her leadership as vice president of
dangerous weapons, and bring transparency to government by
community and external affairs for the University of Chicago
putting federal spending online.
Medical Center, volunteerism skyrocketed.
On November 4, 2008, he was elected the forty-fourth President of
As First Lady, Michelle Obama looks forward to continuing her
the United States. He and his wife, Michelle, are the proud parents
work on the issues close to her heart—supporting military families,
of two daughters, Malia, 10, and Sasha, 7.
helping working women balance career and family, and encouraging
national service.

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Joe Biden Dr. Jill Biden

Joseph Robinette Biden, Jr. was born in Jill Biden was raised in Willow Grove, PA.
Scranton, Pennsylvania, on November 20,
Jill met Joe Biden when she was a student
1942, to Joseph, Sr. and Jean Biden. In 1953,
at the University of Delaware. They married
the Biden family moved to Delaware.
two years later at the United Nations Chapel
After graduating from the University of in New York City in June 1977. Jill has said
Delaware in 1965 and from law school at that when she married Joe, she knew she
Syracuse University in 1968, Biden returned was marrying the whole family, including
to Wilmington and set up his own law firm. his two sons, Beau and Hunter. In 1981, Joe
At age 27, Biden ran for the New Castle and Jill had their daughter, Ashley. They also
County Council and won in a Republican have five grandchildren: Naomi, Finnegan,
district. At age 29, he launched an improbable bid to unseat two- Maisy, Natalie, and Hunter Biden.
term Republican U.S. Sen. J. Caleb Boggs. With very little help from
Jill has been an educator for 27 years. She recently completed her
the state establishment, and with his sister Valerie as his campaign
15th year as a teacher at a community college in Delaware where
manager, Biden defeated Boggs by 3,162 votes.
she taught English composition. Before that she spent 13 years
Just weeks after the election, Biden’s wife, Neilia, and their 1-year- in the public schools, including as a part-time professor in the
old daughter, Naomi, were killed and their two young sons critically Rockford Psychiatric Hospital Adolescent Program.
injured in an automobile accident. Biden was sworn in at his sons’
While working full-time and raising a family, Jill earned two master’s
hospital bedside and began commuting to Washington every day by
degrees: a Master’s degree in English from Villanova University in
train, a practice he maintained throughout his career in the Senate.
1987 and a Master’s degree in reading from West Chester University
Senator Biden became ranking Democrat on the Foreign Relations in 1981. In 2007, Jill earned a Doctorate in Education from the
Committee in 1997 and served as chairman from 2001 to 2003 and University of Delaware. Her dissertation focused on the challenge of
from 2007 to 2009. He served as chairman or ranking member of retaining students in community colleges.
the Judiciary Committee for 16 years. He is recognized as one of the
Jill has always been engaged in the issues that matter most to her,
nation’s leading authorities on foreign policy, as well as one of its
including healthcare. After losing a friend to cancer, Jill started the
most influential voices on terrorism, drug policy, and crime.
Biden Breast Health Initiative to educate girls about proper breast
In addition to serving as a U.S. Senator, Biden served as an adjunct health. Since 1993 the program has educated more than 7,000 ninth-
professor at the Widener University School of Law from 1991 to through twelfth-grade girls in Delaware about the importance of
2008, where he taught a seminar on constitutional law. breast health.
Vice President-elect Biden married Jill Jacobs in 1977. He is the Jill is also involved with Delaware Boots on the Ground, an
father of three children: Beau, Hunter, and Ashley. Beau is Delaware’s organization that helps military families. Last summer, Jill started a
Attorney General and is currently an active member of the Delaware program called Book Buddies to get kids reading at an early age. The
National Guard, serving as captain in the 261st Signal Brigade. Hunter program helps low-income children and raises money to buy books.
is an attorney and Ashley is a social worker. Biden also has five
grandchildren: Naomi, Finnegan, Maisy, Natalie, and Hunter.

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presidential inaugural Executive Office
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Chief of Staff
Stephen J. Kerrigan
Chief Operating Officer
Executive Committee Karen Hancox
Director of Finance
Brian C. Screnar
Co-Chairs
Chief of Staff to the Co-Chairs
William M. Daley
Elizabeth Cohen
Penny Pritzker
John W. Rogers, Jr. Assistant to the Executive Director
Kate Hinterlong
Patrick G. Ryan
Julianna Smoot

Executive Director Directors


Emmett S. Beliveau

Honorary Co-Chairs Director of Events & Ceremonies


David Cusack
President Jimmy Carter
President George H.W. Bush Director of Ticketing & Credentials
President Bill Clinton Jess Knox
Mayor Adrian Fenty Director of Media Logistics
Senator Dick Durbin Sam Myers, Jr.
Senator Dick Lugar Director of Scheduling
Senator Claire McCaskill Jessica Wright
Representative Tammy Baldwin Communications Director
Representative Artur Davis Josh Earnest
Representative Ray Lahood
Chief Spokesperson
Representative Linda Sanchez Linda Douglass
General Colin Powell
Director of the Office of the President-elect
Hunter and Kathleen Biden
Lisa Kohnke
Craig Robinson
Director of the Office of the Vice President-elect
Dr. Maya Soetero Ng
Alan Rose, Jr.

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Political Director General Services Administration
Emily Parcell
Creative Director
Erik Smith Acting Administrator
James A. Williams
Director of Entertainment
Teal Baker Presidential Transition Director
Gail T. Lovelace
Director of Renew America Together
Buffy Wicks Acting Regional Administrator
National Capital Region
Director of Transportation
John F. Phelps
Andrew Ballard
Deputy Regional Administrator
Housing Co-Directors
National Capital Region
Jennifer Larus
Sharon J. Banks
Kelsey Larus
Volunteer Director Director
Tripp Wellde Inaugural Support Team
Mary E. Costa
Director of Grassroots Fundraising
Meaghan Burdick
Chief Technology Officer Federal Protective Service
Mark Jablonowski Immigration and Customs Enforcement
U.S. Department of Homeland Security
New Media Director
Andrew Bleeker
or
Gary W. Schenkel
Armed Forces Inaugural Committee
Regional Director
National Capital Region
Chairman Patrick D. Moses
Major General Richard J. Rowe, Jr., U.S. Army
Commander, District One
Deputy Chairman National Capital Regional
Rear Admiral Earl L. Gay, U.S. Navy Royster H. Martin

Senior Enlisted Advisor


Sergeant Major Brian S. Picerno, U.S. Army
Chief of Staff
Colonel James T. Cole, U.S. Marine Corps

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Joint Congressional Committee Governors
on Inaugural Ceremonies

Bob Riley Alabama


Chairman Sarah Palin Alaska
The Honorable Dianne Feinstein Janet Napolitano Arizona
The Honorable Harry Reid Mike Beebe Arkansas
The Honorable Bob Bennett Arnold Schwarzenegger California
The Honorable Nancy Pelosi
Bill Ritter, Jr. Colorado
The Honorable Steny Hoyer
M. Jodi Rell Connecticut
The Honorable John Boehner
Jack Markell Delaware
Charles Crist, Jr. Florida
United States Senate
Sonny Perdue Georgia
Leadership
Linda Lingle Hawaii
C.L. “Butch” Otter Idaho
Senate Majority Leader
Rod Blagojevich Illinois
The Honorable Harry Reid
Mitch Daniels Indiana
Senate Minority Leader
Chet Culver Iowa
The Honorable Mitch McConnell
Kathleen Sebelius Kansas
Steve Beshear Kentucky
United States House of Representatives Bobby Jindal Louisiana
Leadership
John Baldacci Maine
Martin O’Malley Maryland
Speaker of the House
Deval Patrick Massachusetts
The Honorable Nancy Pelosi
Jennifer Granholm Michigan
House Majority Leader Timothy Pawlenty Minnesota
The Honorable Steny Hoyer
Haley Barbour Mississippi
House Minority Leader Jay Nixon Missouri
The Honorable John Boehner
Brian Schweitzer Montana

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History of the Inauguration

Dave Heineman Nebraska


Jim Gibbons Nevada
John Lynch New Hampshire
Jon Corzine New Jersey
Bill Richardson New Mexico
David Paterson New York
Bev Perdue North Carolina
John Hoeven North Dakota
Ted Strickland Ohio
Brad Henry Oklahoma
Ted Kulongoski Oregon
Edward Rendell Pennsylvania
Donald Carcieri Rhode Island


Mark Sanford
M. Michael Rounds
South Carolina
South Dakota W ashington, DC has been home to every Presidential
Inauguration but three—most notably our nation’s first.
When George Washington was elected the first American president
Phil Bredesen Tennessee in the spring of 1789, the news took several days to reach him in
Rick Perry Texas his Mount Vernon home. Without the luxury of automobiles or
airplanes, the newly-elected executive rode on horseback to the site
John Huntsman, Jr. Utah
of the first Inaugural address, New York City’s Federal Hall.
Jim Douglas Vermont
As times have changed, so has the Presidential Inauguration. It
Tim Kaine Virginia is difficult to imagine in the modern era, but Thomas Jefferson
Christine Gregoire Washington began a post-swearing-in tradition of allowing the general public
to stream through the White House and shake hands with the
Joseph Manchin III West Virginia president. This tradition continued throughout the Inaugurations
James Doyle, Jr. Wisconsin of Andrew Jackson and Abraham Lincoln and ended with President
Grover Cleveland, who decided the event was worth neither the
Dave Freudenthal Wyoming
risk nor the wear on the White House. Other components have
been mainstays. The first Inaugural Ball, for instance, was held for
James Madison in 1809. As the popularity of this event grew, so did
the number of events held. This year, President Obama and Vice
President Biden will attend ten official Inaugural Balls.

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Presidential Inauguration 2009 The Oath

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The oath of office is found in Article II, Section I, Clause 8 of the
ith the Inauguration of Barack Obama and Joe Biden, United States Constitution. It reads:
Americans celebrate another milestone in American
Before he enter on the Execution of his Office, he shall
history. With a new presidency comes a new personality, and
take the following Oath or Affirmation: “I do solemnly
the events of the 2009 Presidential Inauguration will once again
swear (or affirm) that I will faithfully execute the Office of
reflect the values and outlook of the new administration. The
President of the United States, and will to the best of my
hopeful theme of the Inaugural period—“Renewing America’s
Ability, preserve, protect, and defend the Constitution of
Promise”—indicates a new commitment to restoring the dream of
the United States.”
opportunity for every American. It also marks a renewed emphasis
on service to community and country, exemplified by the kick off of The oath is the only part of Inauguration day required by law. At
“Renew America Together” on Monday, January 19, when millions George Washington’s inauguration in 1789, a Bible was borrowed at
of volunteers are expected to engage in community service projects the last minute from St. John’s Masonic Lodge in New York City, and
nationwide. So while the 56th Presidential Inauguration will since then it has been tradition for the incoming President to swear
continue in a long tradition of events, it will also make its unique the oath on a Bible. This year, President-elect Obama will use the same
mark on history. Bible that Abraham Lincoln used in 1861 at his swearing-in ceremony.

Swearing-In Ceremony The Inaugural Address

On January 20, 2009, on the historic West Front of the United States Every President since George Washington has delivered
Capitol, Barack Obama will be sworn in as the 44th President of an Inaugural Address following the swearing-in ceremony.
the United States. Like each President before him, he will recite Washington’s 135-word address before the Senate Chamber in 1789
the 35-word oath pledging his allegiance to the Office and to the is the shortest on record, while William Henry Harrison’s 8,445
Constitution. Per tradition, the President-elect will be sworn in by word speech in 1841 is the lengthiest in history. The Inaugural
the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court. Vice President-elect Biden Address is traditionally when the new President outlines the vision
will be sworn in by Supreme Court Associate Justice John Paul and goals for his new administration, and today it is broadcast all
Stevens shortly before the President-elect. over the world.

The formal program will begin at 11:30 am. It is recommended that


guests arrive by 9:00 am to ensure enough time to pass through The Date
security.

The 20th Amendment, ratified in 1933, requires that the Presidential


Inauguration take place on January 20. Previously, most Inaugural
ceremonies were held on March 4—a tradition dating back to the
first Inauguration, when a harsh winter made travel difficult for
George Washington and his delegates. Franklin Delano Roosevelt
was the first President to be inaugurated on January 20.

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Calendar of Official Events Sunday, January 18, 2009

We Are One: Opening Inaugural Celebration at


the Lincoln Memorial
Lincoln Memorial
Gates Open: 9:30 am – Program Begins: 2:30 pm
Free and open to the public

Monday, January 19, 2009

Renew America Together: A Call to Service


www.USAservice.org
There will be several sites around the Washington, DC area for
volunteers to participate in Service Day projects. Service Day

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projects will range in activity and will help improve and renew the
he 2009 Presidential Inaugural Committee announced the community. Similar events will take place across the nation.
inaugural theme, “Renewing America’s Promise,” and a In 1994, Congress transformed the Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday into
schedule of official inaugural events that underscores a commitment a national day of community service to further commemorate a man
to organizing activities that are inclusive and open to the public. The who lived his life in service to others. As a tribute to that legacy and the
following events have been planned as Washington, DC hosts the very real needs of our nation, the President-elect and Vice President-
56th Presidential Inauguration of Barack Obama and Joe Biden. elect will launch a national organizing effort to engage Americans in
service on the eve of their inauguration. This national day of service
Saturday, January 17, 2009 will fall on Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, January 19, 2009; and, unlike
past calls to service, President-elect Obama will ask Americans to do
Whistle Stop Tour more than just offer a single day of service to their cities, towns and
Philadelphia, PA – Wilmington, DE – Baltimore, MD neighborhoods.  He will ask all of us to make an ongoing commitment
Reminiscent of Lincoln’s 1861 Inaugural Trip to the White House, to our communities, because it has never been more important to come
President-elect Obama, Vice President-elect Biden and their families together in shared purpose to tackle the common challenges we face. 
will embark on the Whistle Stop Train Tour to the nation’s capital. There are hundreds of local activities in the Washington, DC
The tour begins in Philadelphia, PA, then proceeds to Wilmington, area. Please visit www.USAservice.org for information on how to
DE, where the future First Family will be joined by Vice President- participate.
elect Biden and his family for an event that is free and open to the
public at Wilmington Station. The tour will continue to Baltimore,
Kids’ Inaugural: We Are The Future
MD for another free and open event, before arriving in Washington,
DC. On the trip, the President-elect and Vice President-elect will be Monday evening, Mrs. Michelle Obama, Dr. Jill Biden and their
joined by a group of everyday Americans that they met along their families will host a children’s concert at the Verizon Center. The
road to the White House—ordinary Americans each with their own concert will feature several popular music acts. A number of
extraordinary stories to contribute to our national story. children of military families from the area will also be in attendance.

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Tuesday, January 20, 2009 Tuesday, January 20, 2009
56th Inaugural Parade
Swearing-In Ceremony
President Obama and the First Family will lead the Parade with a
PROGRAM
formal military escort, including the Army Band and senior officers
Prelude The United States Marine Band from each branch of the military. Vice President Biden and the
Colonel Michael J. Colburn Second Family will follow shortly behind.
Director The Parade begins on the east side of the United States Capitol, and
Call To Order and The Honorable Dianne Feinstein then turns west on Constitution Avenue to Pennsylvania Avenue,
Welcoming Remarks United States Senator, California north on 15th Street, and finally west past the White House on
Pennsylvania Avenue through Lafayette Park. The Parade will run
Invocation Dr. Rick Warren between two and two and a half hours long.

Musical Selection Aretha Franklin

The Vice Presidential Oath of Office


will be Administered to Joseph R. Biden, Jr.
by Associate Justice of the Supreme Court
of the United States
The Honorable John Paul Stevens

Musical Selection Yo-Yo Ma, cello


Anthony McGill, clarinet
Gabriela Montero, piano
Itzhak Perlman, violin
Composed & arranged by John Williams

The Presidential Oath of Office


will be Administered to Barack H. Obama
by the Chief Justice of the United States
the Honorable John G. Roberts, Jr.

Inaugural Address The President of the United States

Poet Elizabeth Alexander

Benediction The Rev. Dr. Joseph E. Lowery

the national anthem The United States Navy Band


Sea Chanters
The length of the National Mall from Fourth Street to the Lincoln
Memorial will be open to the public and free of charge. Video and
audio will be provided.

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Freedom Riders – Kersey, Colorado

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PAR T I C IPAN T S
56th INAUGURAL PARADE

Trumbull High School Golden Eagle Marching Band –


Windsor High School Marching Band – Windsor, Colorado
Suurimmanitchuat Eskimo Dance Group – Barrow, Alaska

Siloam Springs High School Band – Siloam Springs, Arkansas


Marching Musical Machine of the Mid-South – University of
Colony High School Knights Marching Band – Palmer, Alaska

Redwood Middle School Marching Band and Auxiliary Units –


Mountain Ridge High School Pride of the West Marching Band –
Delaware Illinois

Alexis I. duPont High School Band – Greenville, Delaware Angel Drill Team – Gurnee, Illinois
Delaware State University Marching Band – Dover, Delaware Carl Sandburg High School Marching Eagles –
Orland Park, Illinois
Delaware Volunteer Firemen’s Association – Lewes, Delaware
Jesse White Tumbling Team – Chicago, Illinois
University of Delaware Fightin’ Blue Hen Marching Band,
The Pride of Delaware – Newark, Delaware Morton High School Marching Band – Morton, Illinois
1965 Mustang of the DC Metropolitan Police Department – Tempel Lipizzans of Tempel Farms – Old Mill Creek, Illinois
Seaford, Delaware
Whitney M. Young Magnet High School Navy JROTC –
Chicago, Illinois
District of Columbia
World Famous Lawn Rangers from Amazing Arcola –
Chinese Consolidated Benevolent Association – Washington, DC Arcola, Illinois
George Washington University – Washington, DC
Indiana
Howard University Showtime Marching Band – Washington, DC
Culver Academies – Culver, Indiana
Paul Laurence Dunbar Senior High School Marching Band –
Washington, DC
Iowa

Florida Colts Drum and Bugle Corps – Dubuque, Iowa


Florida A&M University Marching 100 Band – Isiserettes Drill and Drum Corps – Des Moines, Iowa
Tallahassee, Florida
J.P. Taravella High School Band – Coral Springs, Florida Kansas

Commanding General’s Mounted Color Guard, First Infantry


Georgia Division, Fort Riley KS – Fort Riley, Kansas
South Cobb High School Blue Eagle Marching Band – Austell,
Georgia Kentucky

Prevention Partnership, Warren County, KY Sheriff’s Office –


Hawaii Bowling Green, Kentucky
Punahou School JROTC – Honolulu, Hawaii
Louisiana
Punahou School Marching Band – Honolulu, Hawaii
Grambling State University World Famed Tiger Marching Band –
Grambling, Louisiana
Idaho

Idaho State Leadership: State and Tribal Representatives –


Maine
Plummer, Idaho
Sanford High School Marching Band – Sanford, Maine

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Maryland Nevada

Comfort Carriages – Aquasco, Maryland Green Valley High School Marching Band – Las Vegas, Nevada
Girl Scouts of the Nation’s Capital, Troops 1803 & 382—
Bowie, Maryland New Hampshire

Londonderry High School Marching Lancer Band and Color


Massachusetts Guard – Londonberry, New Hampshire
54th Massachusetts Volunteer Regiment –
New Jersey
Milford, Massachusetts
Bonnie Brae Knights – Liberty Corner, New Jersey
54th Massachusetts Volunteer Regiment, Company A –
Mattapan, Massachusetts
New Mexico

Michigan Española Valley High School Mariachi Sol Del Valle –


Santa Cruz, New Mexico
Michigan’s Multi Jurisdictional Mounted Police Drill Team and
Color Guard – Charlotte, Michigan
New York
Roosevelt High School Marching Band – Wyandotte, Michigan
Brooklyn Music and Arts Program – Brooklyn, New York
Minnesota
North Carolina
Fergus Falls High School Marching Band –
Fergus Falls, Minnesota Harding University High School Marching Band of Gold –
Charlotte, North Carolina
Mississippi
North Dakota
Petal High School Marching Band – Petal, Mississippi
United Tribes Technical College – Bismarck, North Dakota
Missouri
Ohio
Blue Springs High School Golden Regiment Marching Band –
Blue Springs, Missouri Cleveland Firefighters Memorial Pipes and Drums –
Valley View, Ohio
Theodore Roosevelt High School Marine Corps JROTC Color
Guard and Drill Team – St. Louis, Missouri Lincoln Highway National Museum and Archives – Galion, Ohio
Southern Ohio Ladies Aside – Waverly, Ohio
Montana
The Ohio State University Marching Band – Columbus, Ohio
Crow Nation of Montana – Crow Agency, Montana
Oklahoma
Nebraska
Union High School Air Force JROTC – Tulsa, Oklahoma
Adams Central High School Patriot Band – Hastings, Nebraska

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Rhode Island

East Greenwich High School Avenger Band –


East Greenwich, Rhode Island

South Carolina

Manning High School Golden Pride Marching Band –


Manning, South Carolina

South Dakota

McCrossan Boys Ranch – Sioux Falls, South Dakota

Tennessee

University of Tennessee Pride of the Southland Band –


Knoxville, Tennessee

Texas

Carnaval de San Anto, the URBAN 15 Group – San Antonio, Texas


Klein Collins High School Air Force JROTC – Spring, Texas

Utah

University of Utah Marching Band – Salt Lake City, Utah

Vermont

Brattleboro Union High School Band – Brattleboro, Vermont


Oregon

Get a Life Marching Band – Portland, Oregon Virginia

Hampton University Marching Force – Hampton, Virginia


Pennsylvania
T.C. Williams High School Army JROTC – Alexandria, Virginia
Boy Scouts of America, Troop 358 – Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Virginia Military Institute Corps of Cadets – Lexington, Virginia
Cadets Drum and Bugle Corps – Allentown, Pennsylvania
North Allegheny High School Tiger Marching Band – Washington
Wexford, Pennsylvania
Evergreen High School Marching Band – Vancouver, Washington

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West Virginia Inaugural Balls
Nicholas County Army JROTC, the Wilderness Battalion –
Craigsville, West Virginia

Wisconsin

Oneida Nation Veterans – Oneida, Wisconsin


T he Presidential Inaugural Committee will host 10 Official
Inaugural Balls, and President Obama and Vice President
Biden will make an appearance at each. The following is a list of
Official Inaugural Balls:
Wyoming
Neighborhood Ball
Wind River Reservation Youth Council – Fort Washakie, Wyoming Walter E. Washington Convention Center

NATIONAL Commander-In-Chief’s Ball


AmeriCorps Alums National Building Museum

American Workers Contingent Youth Ball


Lesbian and Gay Band Association Hilton Washington
NASA Astronaut Crew and NASA Lunar Electric Rover
President Obama Home States Ball
Peace Corps Community Walter E. Washington Convention Center
Special Olympics
Vice President Biden Home States Ball
Tuskegee Airmen
Walter E. Washington Convention Center
US Border Patrol
US Secret Service Uniformed Division Ceremonial Honor Guard Eastern Ball
and Motorcade Support Unit Union Station
United Service Organization (USO)
Mid-Atlantic Ball
Walter E. Washington Convention Center

Midwestern Ball
Walter E. Washington Convention Center

Southern Ball
DC Armory

Western Ball
Walter E. Washington Convention Center

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Unofficial Security Procedures
Inaugural Events

For a complete list please visit: National Mall


Washington.org/inauguration
Guests will be able to watch the Inaugural Swearing-In Ceremony on
more than a dozen jumbo screens. Guests may enter the Mall from the
south at 7th Street, 12th Street, and 14th Street. From the north, they
may enter at 18th Street and points west. Hours and transportation
plans are subject to change, and all guests should check www.pic2009.
org before attending. Crowds will be heavy, so guests should carefully
plan their routes to the Mall and are encouraged to walk or take public
transportation. 

Prohibited Items Include:


Weapons
Alcohol
Glass Containers
Explosives
Fireworks (to include sparklers)
Tents
Laser pointers

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Metro Map
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Parade Security Access for Those with Disabilities

Access points open at 7:00 am and the Parade begins at 2:35 pm, All Inaugural events are accessible to persons with disabilities,
however spectators should plan to arrive early. Attendees should including mobility, hearing and vision disabilities. Accessible
plan to wait in line for security checks before entering into the transportation is also provided via Metro public transportation,
Parade viewing area. Spectators entering the Parade Route will be and lift-equipped buses/shuttles will augment all Inaugural shuttle
subject to search. Please limit personal belongings. routes. In addition, all events will have interpreters for guests that
are deaf or hard of hearing. There will also be trained staff and
Prohibited Items Include:
volunteers available at each event to assist guests with disabilities.
Firearms
Ammunition Whistle stop Tour — Philadelphia, Wilmington, Baltimore
Explosives Accessibility: All three stops will be wheelchair accessible.
Weapons of any kind Interpreters: Sign language interpreters will be available at all stops
Aerosols as well as open captioning in Wilmington and Philadelphia.
Supports for signs
WE Are One: Opening Inaugural Celebration at the
Packages
Lincoln Memorial
Coolers
Accessibility: There will be wheelchair accessible areas for viewing
Thermal or glass containers
the ceremony.
Backpacks
Interpreters: There will be sign language interpreters up front as well
Bags and signs exceeding size restrictions
as open captioning of the ceremony.
Laser pointers
Animals other than helper/guide dogs Renew America Together
Structures Accessibility: There will be events held city-wide, please refer to our
Bicycles website if you would like to participate: www.USAservice.org
Any other items determined to be a potential safety hazard
Kids’ Inaugural: We Are The Future — Verizon Center
Accessibility: A wheelchair accessible entrance is located at 6th
Street between F and G Streets NW. Each ticketed section has
seating that is ADA accessible.
Interpreters: Sign language interpreters, as well as open captioning,
will be available.

Swearing-In Ceremony — The National Mall


Accessibility: Wheelchair accessible platforms will be available on the
National Mall. Trained volunteers will be available to assist anyone
with a disability.
Interpreters: Sign language interpreters will be placed in front of certain
jumbo screens along with open captioning.

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The Inaugural Parade R e n e w i n g A m e r i c a’ s P r o m i s e a t
Accessibility: The parade route and bleachers will be accessible, with the Smithsonian
areas specifically designated as ADA accessible in both ticketed and
general admission areas.
Interpreters: In general admission areas there will be two
interpreters per section. In ticketed areas audio description will The Presidential Inaugural Committee is proud to partner with the
be provided for persons who are blind or visually impaired. Sign Smithsonian Institution for the Inauguration. This partnership will
language interpreters will also be available. allow some of the museums on the National Mall to remain open
to the public longer and offer expanded cultural programming and
Neighborhood Ball, President Obama Home States Ball, visitor services on Tuesday, January 20.
Vice President Biden Home States ball, Mid- Atlantic Ball —
Walter E. Washington Convention Center The PIC is giving the Smithsonian Institution $700,000 to
Accessibility: All three entrances to the convention center are ADA underwrite its activities and provide additional security for the
accessible. At each entrance, staff will serve as ushers for anyone expected crowds on Inauguration Day. The National Museum of
who needs help. There will be a designated area with a direct line of American History and the Castle building will open two hours earlier
sight for persons using wheelchairs. than normal at 8:00 am and have extra staff on hand to aid visitors.
Interpreters: Sign language interpreters will be available. During the weekend prior to the Inauguration, PIC support will also
allow the Smithsonian to offer an expanded range of performances,
The Commander-In-chief’s Ball — National Building Museum
programs and exhibitions related to the American presidency.
Accessibility: There is an accessible entrance on G Street NW, as
well as a designated area with a direct line of sight for persons using All Smithsonian Museums are open 10:00 am–5:30 pm during the
wheel chairs. Inaugural Period.
Interpreters: Sign language interpreters will be available.

Youth Ball — Hilton Washington


Accessibility: Elevators will be available to take guests to the
ballroom. There are also chair lifts if needed, as well as a designated
area with a direct line of sight for persons using wheelchairs.
Interpreters: Sign language interpreters will be available.

Southern Ball — The DC Armory


Accessibility: The main entrance to the DC Armory is accessible, and
there will be a designated area with a direct line of sight for persons
using wheelchairs.
Interpreters: Sign language interpreters will be available.

EAstern Ball — Union Station


Accessibility: The main entrance of Union Station is accessible, and
there will be a designated area with a direct line of sight for persons
using wheelchairs.
Interpreters: Sign language interpreters will be available.

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Exhibitions

National Museum of American History


“Renewing America’s Promise” is the overall theme of free public
programs and exhibitions related to the presidency and first ladies.
Music, gallery talks, book signings, and actors portraying presidents
and first ladies will be presented in the museum Saturday, January
17 through Monday, January 19.

“Abraham Lincoln: An Extraordinary Life” showcases more than


60 historical treasures associated with Lincoln’s life, from an iron
wedge he used to split wood in the early 1830s in New Salem, IL, to
the top hat he wore the night he was assassinated at Ford’s Theatre.
The objects are augmented with personal stories from Lincoln and
the people who knew him best.

“First Ladies at the Smithsonian” showcases objects from the


nearly century-old collection and displays 14 gowns, including
those worn by Martha Washington, Mary Todd Lincoln, Jacqueline “America’s New Birth of Freedom: Documents from the
Kennedy, Eleanor Roosevelt, and Laura Bush. (Three are inaugural Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum” features 10
gowns worn by Helen Taft, Rosalynn Carter and Laura Bush.) The rare and important documents on loan from the Lincoln Library
gallery’s central exhibit features paintings, jewelry, china, personal in Springfield, IL These documents have become the cornerstone
possessions, and other objects from the Smithsonian’s unique of current thinking on Lincoln and his legacy. The exhibit includes
first ladies’ collection. A section of the exhibition focuses on the a signed copy of the Emancipation Proclamation and letters
contributions of America’s first ladies and the ways in which they expressing Lincoln’s views on the conclusion of the Civil War.
have influenced the most powerful office in the country.

“The American Presidency: A Glorious Burden” explores the National Museum of the American Indian
personal, public, ceremonial, and executive actions of the 43 men
who have had an impact on the course of history. The exhibition “A Century Ago...They Came as Sovereign Leaders” focuses on
features more than 400 objects and a number of videos and President Theodore Roosevelt’s 1905 inaugural parade and the
interactive displays, including Lincoln’s top hat, the lap desk on six great American Indian chiefs who participated in the parade.
which Thomas Jefferson wrote the Declaration of Independence, They arrived with their own purposes in mind and to represent
Franklin Roosevelt’s microphone used to deliver his “fireside chat” the needs of their people. The chiefs included Buckskin Charlie
radio broadcasts and videos of the living past presidents—all taken (Ute), American Horse (Oglala Sioux), Quanah Parker (Comanche),
from the Smithsonian’s vast presidential collections. The exhibit’s Geronimo (Chiricahua Apache), Hollow Horn Bear (Brule Sioux)
timeline has been updated to include a photo of Barack Obama. and Little Plume (Piegan Blackfeet).

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Smithsonian American Art Museum National Postal Museum
“The Honor of Your Company Is Requested: President Lincoln’s The National Postal Museum’s Philatelic Gallery will feature an
Inaugural Ball” celebrates President Lincoln’s second inaugural exhibition of 11 certified plate proofs for postage stamps that were
ball, held March 6, 1865, in the historic building that is now the issued from 1959 to 1994 to honor President Lincoln. Certified plate
museum’s home. The ball took place as Lincoln’s second term proofs are the last printed proof of the plate before the stamps are
began, when the Civil War was in its final stages, and only six weeks printed, and these plates include the approval signatures and date.
before Lincoln was assassinated. The exhibition features ephemera
from the inaugural ball, including the invitation and menu, as well
as engravings illustrating the night’s events.
Public Programs Offered by the Smithsonian
National Portrait Gallery
The latest addition to the National Portrait Gallery is a recent “Renewing America’s Promise”—
donation—the original artwork for Barack Obama’s “Hope” Saturday, January 17–Monday, January 19
poster designed by Shepard Fairey. This portrait became the Actors and actresses portraying American presidents and first
central portrait image for the campaign and was distributed as a ladies will perform throughout the museum. In addition, there will
limited edition print and as a free download. It will be on view by be gallery talks, music, book signings and interpreters to help visitors
Inauguration Day on the Portrait Gallery’s first floor. appreciate the exhibits. Special programs will focus on Martin
“Presidents in Waiting” includes portraits of the 14 Vice Presidents Luther King, Jr. with speeches and other related programming.
who took office as a result of the death of a president, the National Museum of American History. (Special hours on
resignation of an incumbent or by winning an election on his own. January 20, 8:00 am–5:30 pm)
The exhibition features a video kiosk with interviews—granted “Out of Many: A Multicultural Festival of Music, Dance
exclusively for this exhibition—with recent vice presidents. [Opens and Story”—Saturday, January 17–Monday, January 19
January 20.]
Performances each day will feature music, dancing and storytelling
“America’s Presidents” (known informally as the hall of from many cultural traditions, including those of American Indians.
presidents) was dramatically expanded when the museum reopened On Inauguration Day, there will be a Native American drum to
two years ago. The display now includes multiple images of the 43 honor the new President. National Museum of the American Indian
presidents, including Gilbert Stuart’s famous “Lansdowne” portrait
“Celebrate Asia in America!”—
of George Washington, a painting of Lincoln by Alexander Healy
Sunday, January 18–Tuesday, January 20
and satirical bronze sculptures of Presidents Lyndon Johnson,
Jimmy Carter, Richard Nixon and George H.W. Bush by noted The Freer Gallery of Art and the Arthur M. Sackler Gallery will
caricaturist Pat Oliphant. present artists’ workshops for children and their families as well
as performances and stories of Asian and Asian American
“One Life: The Mask of Lincoln” examines Lincoln’s use of the celebration traditions.
new art of photography to convey his image to Americans. The
exhibition draws on the National Portrait Gallery’s extensive “Celebrate African Music”—Sunday, January 18–Monday, January 19
collection of Lincoln portraits and includes the rarely displayed, Live performances and films celebrating the musical traditions of
original 1865 cracked-plate portrait of Lincoln by photographer Africa will be scheduled throughout the two days. National Museum
Alexander Gardner. of African Art.

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Places of Interest in and
a r o u n d Wa s h i n g t o n, D C

Museums

Anacostia Community Museum


1901 Fort Place SE, Washington, DC (202) 633-1000 Anacostia
The Anacostia Museum documents and interprets the impact
of historical and contemporary social and cultural issues on
communities. Open daily 10:00 am–5:30 pm.
“Giving Voice to Hope”—Sunday, January 18–Monday, January 19
Storytelling sessions throughout the day focus on the journey of Corcoran Gallery of Art
African Americans toward full citizenship and civil rights and the 500 Seventeenth Street NW, Washington, DC (202) 639-1700
meaning of hope at this historic moment. Sponsored by the Center for Farragut West or Farragut North
Folklife and Cultural Heritage and the National Museum of African The Corcoran Gallery of Art stands as a major center of American
American History and Culture. Smithsonian Castle Building. and European art. It is simultaneously one of America’s most
distinguished museums and colleges of art and design. Open
“Jubilee: An African American Celebration”—
Saturday and Sunday 10:00 am–5:00 pm, Monday 10:00 am–2:00 pm,
Sunday, January 18–Tuesday, January 20
closed Tuesday.
The Anacostia Community Museum will present musical
performances, readings and presentations in conjunction with the DAR Museum and Library
museum’s exhibition also titled “Jubilee.” (The Anacostia Museum
1776 D Street NW, Washington, DC (202) 628-1776 Farragut West
is located in southeast Washington, DC. Free shuttles will be
The museum of the National Society of the Daughters of the
available from the National Mall on Sunday and Monday.)
American Revolution features 31 period rooms with a superb
“Road to Freedom”—Sunday, January 18–Tuesday, January 20 collection of pre-1840s furnishings and two galleries with changing
Two photo exhibitions sponsored by the National Museum of exhibits. Open Saturday 9:00 am–5:00 pm, closed Sunday, Monday,
African American History and Culture—“Road to Freedom: and Tuesday.
Photographs of the Civil Rights Movement, 1956-1968” and
“After 1968: Contemporary Artists and the Civil Rights Legacy.” Dumbarton House
S. Dillon Ripley Center. 2715 Q Street NW, Washington, DC (202) 337-2288 Dupont Circle
Circa 1800, the Dumbarton House museum is a fine example of
“Wish Tree for Washington, DC”—
Federal period architecture and gardens that features 18th-and
Sunday, January 18–Tuesday, January 20
19th-century furniture and decorative arts. Open Saturday
In the outdoor sculpture garden, visitors will be invited to write 10:00 am–3:00 pm, Sunday 12:00 pm–3:00 pm, tours hourly both
messages for the future and add them to Yoko Ono’s living Wish days, closed Monday and Tuesday.
Tree. Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden.

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Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery National Aquarium
12th Street & Jefferson Drive SW, Washington, DC (202) 633-1000 14th Street & Constitution Avenue NW, Washington, DC
Smithsonian (202) 482-2825 Federal Triangle
Outstanding collections of Asian art. Open daily 10:00 am–5:30 pm. Journey across the U.S. to unique and protected areas in our
Free admission. National Marine Sanctuaries Gallery. Explore colorful fish and get
close to the alligators of the Florida Everglades. Animal feedings
Hirshhorn Museum & Sculpture Garden each day at 2:00 pm. Open 9:00 am–5:00 pm (last admission
7th Street & Independence Avenue SW, Washington, DC (202) 633-1000 4:30 pm). $7 adults, $3 children, $6 military and seniors.
L’Enfant Plaza
Collection of modern and contemporary art in a striking cylindrical National Archives & Records Administration
museum and adjoining outdoor sculpture garden. Free admission. Ninth Street and Constitution Avenue NW, Washington, DC
Open daily 10:00 am–5:30 pm. (202) 357-5000 Judiciary Square
Houses the original Declaration of Independence, Constitution,
International Spy Museum Bill of Rights, and more than 3 billion records. Open daily
800 F Street NW, Washington, DC (202) 393-7798 10:00 am–5:30 pm. No guided tours. Free admission.
Gallery Pl-Chinatown
Featuring the largest collection of international espionage-related National Building Museum
artifacts open to the public, the museum chronicles the history 401 F Street NW, Washington, DC (202) 272-2448 Archives-Navy
of spying throughout the ages, across the globe, and today. Open Memorial-Penn Quarter or Judiciary Square
Saturday, Sunday and Monday 9:00 am–8:00 pm, last admission at The National Building Museum examines and interprets American
6:00 pm; Tuesday 9:30 am–6:00 pm, last admission at 4:00 pm. achievements in architecture, design, engineering, planning, and
construction. Free. Open Saturday 10:00–5:00 pm, closed Sunday,
Marian Koshland Science Museum Monday, and Tuesday.
6th & E Streets NW, Washington, DC (202) 334-1201
Gallery Pl-Chinatown or Judiciary Square National Gallery of Art
Visitors to will glimpse the frontiers of today’s scientific research, 6th Street & Constitution Avenue NW, Washington, DC (202) 737-4215
witness the potential effects of global warming, and explore Smithsonian
how DNA analysis can catch criminals and stop epidemics. Permanent collection of European and American paintings,
Open Saturday–Tuesday 10:00 am–6:00 pm (last admission at sculpture, decorative arts and works on paper, plus changing
5:00 pm). $5 adults, $3 students, seniors and active members; exhibitions of art from around the world. Open Saturday and
Free on Tuesday. Monday 10:00 am–5:00 pm, Sunday 11:00 am–6:00 pm. Closed
Tuesday. Free admission.
National Air and Space Museum
6th Street & Independence Avenue SW, Washington, DC National Geographic Society – Museum at Explorers Hall
(202) 633-2340 Smithsonian 1145 17th Street NW, Washington, DC (202) 857-7588 Farragut North
The National Air and Space Museum on the National Mall houses National Geographic Museum at Explorers Hall offers free
famous icons of flight. Interactive activities for kids. IMAX movies, educational and visually stimulating changing exhibits on a broad
planetarium shows, flight simulators (fee). Open daily 10:00 am– variety of topics. Open daily Monday–Saturday 9:00 am–5:00 pm,
5:30 pm. Free admission. Sunday 10:00 am–5:00 pm.

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National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial National Museum of the Marine Corps
605 E Street NW, Washington, DC (202) 737-3400 Judiciary Square 18900 Jefferson Davis Highway, Triangle, VA (703) 784-6115
Elegant marble walls display the names of more than 17,000 federal, Franconia/Springfield
state and local law enforcement officers killed in the line of duty Enter and experience what it means to be a Marine. World-class,
dating back to 1792. interactive exhibits will surround visitors with irreplaceable
artifacts and immerse them in the sights and sounds of Marines in
National Museum of African Art action. Open 9:00 am–5:00 pm. Free admission.
950 Independence Avenue SW, Washington, DC (202) 633-1000
Smithsonian National Museum of Women in the Arts
Devoted to the collection, exhibition, conservation and study of the 1250 New York Avenue NW, Washington, DC (202) 783-5000
arts of Africa. Open daily 10:00 am–5:30 pm. Metro Center
Collection of more than 2,500 works by women artists from around
National Museum of American History the world. Including Cassatt, O’Keeffe, Kahlo and Nevelson.
14th Street & Constitution Avenue NW, Washington, DC Admission charge varies. Open Saturday 10:00 am–5:00 pm and
(202) 633-1000 Smithsonian Sunday 12:00 pm–5:00 pm.
The National Museum of American History offers daily programs
and hands-on activities and showcases real national treasures, from National Portrait Gallery
the Star-Spangled Banner to the Ruby Slippers in a dramatically 8th & F Streets NW, Washington, DC (202) 633-1000
transformed space. Open daily 10:00 am–5:30 pm. Gallery Pl-Chinatown
The National Portrait Gallery gives visitors a chance to meet
National Museum of Crime and Punishment fascinating Americans from the pre-colonial days through today.
575 7th Street NW, Washington, DC (202) 393-1099 The Smithsonian Art Museum, housed in the same building, is an
Gallery Pl-Chinatown unparalleled record of the American experience from the colonial
Explore the technology and science behind fighting and solving period to today. Open daily 11:30 am–7:00 pm. Free admission.
crimes, discover the heroes of law enforcement, and venture into
the dark side of the criminal mind. Open daily 9:00 am–8:00 pm. National Postal Museum
Adults $18, available at www.crimemuseum.org. 2 Massachusetts Avenue NE, Washington, DC (202) 633-1000
Union Station
National Museum of Natural History
Engaging collection of a mail truck, airmail plane, stagecoach and
10th Street and Constitution Avenue NW, Washington, DC
other postal vehicles along with rare stamps and letters. Open daily
(202) 633-1000 Federal Triangle or Smithsonian
10:00 am–5:30 pm. Free admission.
See the 45.5-carat Hope Diamond, the new Sant Ocean Hall, dinosaurs,
live butterfly pavilion, Mammals Hall, and world’s largest African bush
elephant. Open daily 10:00 am–5:30 pm. Free admission.

National Museum of the American Indian


4th Street & Independence Avenue SW, Washington, DC
(202) 633-1000 Federal Center SW or L’Enfant Plaza
Explore Native communities of the Western Hemisphere in
exhibitions highlighting history and contemporary life! Open daily
10:00 am–5:30 pm. Free admission.
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Newseum U.S. Navy Museum
555 Pennsylvania Avenue NW, Washington, DC (202) 292-6322 Washington Navy Yard, 805 Kidder Breese Street SE, Washington, DC
Archives-Navy Memorial-Penn Quarter or (202)433-4882 Navy Yard
Gallery Pl-Chinatown Features the foremast fighting top from the USS Constitution, the
The Newseum is an interactive museum that blends five centuries bathyscaphe Trieste, ship models, medals, uniforms, photographs and
of news history and journalism with up-to-the-second technology fine art. Hands-on and great for kids. Saturday, Sunday 10:00 am–
and hands-on exhibits. Open Saturday and Sunday 9:00 am–5:00 pm, 5:00 pm, Monday 9:00 am–5:00 pm, closed Tuesday. Hours are
Monday 7:30 am–5:00 pm, and Tuesday 10:00 am–5:00 pm. Adults subject to change. Free Admissions. Visitors must call in advance.
$20 available at www.newseum.org.
Monuments/Memorials
Renwick Gallery of the Smithsonian American Art
Museum
17th Street & Pennsylvania Avenue NW, Washington, DC
(202) 633-1000 Farragut West African American Civil War Memorial
This gem of a museum, located in a historic building near the White U Street & Vermont Avenue NW, Washington, DC (202) 667-2667
House, is dedicated to exhibiting the finest American crafts from U Street/African-American Civil War Memorial/Cardozo
the 19th century to the present. Open daily 10:00 am–5:30 pm. Free This memorial is a sculpture commemorating the more than
admisssion. Closed Tuesday, Saturday–Monday hours subject to 208,000 African American soldiers who fought in the Civil War.
change. Call for more information.
FDR Memorial
Smithsonian American Art Museum Ohio Drive, Tidal Basin & the Potomac River, Washington, DC
8th & F Streets NW, Washington, DC (202) 633-1000 (202) 426-6841 Smithsonian
Gallery Pl-Chinatown A 7.5-acre site, the memorial depicts the 12 pivotal years of Franklin
The Smithsonian American Art Museum, is an unparalleled record Delano Roosevelt’s presidency through a series of four outdoor
of the American experience from the colonial period to today. Open gallery rooms. Open daily. Free admission.
daily 11:30 am–7:00 pm.
Frederick Douglass National Historic Site
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum 1411 W Street SE, Washington, DC (202) 426-5961 Anacostia
100 Raoul Wallenberg Place SW, Washington, DC (202) 488-0400 The Frederick Douglass National Historic Site preserves the last
Smithsonian residence of Frederick Douglass (1818 -1895), one of the most
The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum is America’s prominent African-American leaders of the 19th century. Tours
national institution for the documentation, study, and interpretation required. Reservations required for groups of 10 or more. Open daily
of Holocaust history. Free passes required, available online at 9:00 am–4:00 pm.
www.ushmm.org. Open daily 10:00 am–5:30 pm, last admission at
4:30 pm. Jefferson Memorial
Tidal Basin South End, Washington, DC (202) 426-6841
Smithsonian
Beneath the marble rotunda, the 19-foot statue of the third U.S.
president is surrounded by passages from the Declaration of
Independence and other famous Jefferson writings. Open daily, 24
hours. Free admission.
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Lincoln Memorial Vietnam Veterans Memorial
23rd Street and Independence Avenue NW, Washington, DC Constitution Avenue & Henry Bacon Drive NW, Washington, DC
(202) 426-6841 Foggy Bottom-GWU (202) 634-1568 Foggy Bottom-GWU
This grand monument overlooks the Reflecting Pool, the Washington The black granite walls of this moving V-shaped memorial are
Monument and the U.S. Capitol. Inside, the 19-foot marble statue of inscribed with the names of more than 58,209 Americans missing or
the 16th president is flanked by inscriptions of his Second Inaugural killed in the Vietnam conflict. Open daily 24 hours.
Address and the famous Gettysburg Address. Open daily. Park Ranger
in attendance 8 am–midnight. Free admission. Vietnam Women’s Memorial
21st Street & Constitution Avenue NW, Washington, DC
Marine Corps Memorial Iwo Jima Statue (202) 426-6841 Foggy Bottom-GWU
Route 50 near Arlington, Virginia National Cemetery (703) 289-2500 Located in a grove of trees across from the Vietnam Veterans
Rosslyn Memorial, this 2,000-pound bronze statue by Santa Fe-based
One of the largest bronze statues ever cast, this memorial sculptor Glenna Goodacre depicts 3 service women and one
commemorates all the marines who have died in battle since 1775. wounded soldier supported by sandbags. Open daily 24 hours.
Open daily 24-hours. Free admission.
Washington Monument
Korean War Veterans Memorial 15th Street & Constitution Avenue NW, Washington, DC
Independence Avenue at the Lincoln Memorial, Washington, DC (202) 426-6841 Smithsonian
(202) 426-6841 Foggy Bottom-GWU Visitors wishing to reserve Washington Monument tickets should
Built by the Korean War Veterans Memorial Advisory with $18 call (800) 967-2283. Free same day timed tickets are available
million in donated funds, features a sculptured column of soldiers beginning at 8:30 am at the 15th street kiosk. Open daily 9:00 am–
arrayed for combat and a 164-foot mural wall. Open daily, 24 hours. 5:00 pm.
Free admission.
Women In Military Service For America Memorial
National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception Arlington National Cemetery, 1 Memorial Drive, Arlington, VA
400 Michigan Avenue NE, Washington, DC (202) 526-8300 (703) 892-2606 Arlington Cemetery
Brookland-CUA Monumental Washington’s only memorial to honor America’s 2.5
Roman Catholic Shrine containing the largest collection of million women who have served in the nation’s defense. Includes
contemporary Christian art in the U.S. Regularly scheduled mass. education center, exhibit gallery, theater, gift shop and register of
Free tours. Book and gift shops. Open daily 7:00 am–6:00 pm. women veterans’ stories. Free. Open daily 8:00 am–5:00 pm. Call in
advance for more information.
National World War II Memorial
17th Street & Independence Avenue NW, Washington, DC Places of Interest
Smithsonian
This memorial honors the 16 million who served during WWII
and those who supported the war effort from home. Open daily. Arlington National Cemetery
Free admission.
Arlington, Virginia (703) 607-8000 Arlington Cemetery
Arlington National Cemetery is home to more than 285,000
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the graves of President John F. Kennedy, Supreme Court Justice Mount Vernon: George Washington’s Estate & Gardens
Thurgood Marshall, Joe Louis and the Tomb of the Unknowns. South end of GW Parkway, 3200 Mount Vernon Memorial Highway,
Open Saturday–Monday, 8:00 am–5:00 pm. Call in advance for Mount Vernon, VA (703) 780-2000
Tuesday. Free Admission. Explore George Washington’s estate and discover 45 acres of family
fun, hands-on activities, special tours, river cruises, farm animals,
Decatur House on Lafayette Square shopping, and dining. Open daily 9:00 am–4:00 pm.
1610 H Street NW, Washington, DC (202) 842-0920
Farragut North or Farragut West Library of Congress
Decatur House (1818), designed by B.H. Latrobe, is one of the oldest 101 First Street SE, Washington, DC (202) 707-8000
surviving homes in Washington, DC. Visitors can take a guided tour Capitol South or Union Station
and visit the Museum Shop. Open Saturday 10:00 am–5:00 pm, Visit the Thomas Jefferson Building, known for its magnificent
Sunday 12:00 pm–4:00 pm, closed Monday and Tuesday. 19th Century architecture and decoration and changing historical
exhibitions. Open Saturday and Monday 8:30 am–4:30 pm, closed
Folger Shakespeare Library Sunday and Tuesday.
201 E. Capitol Street SE, Washington, DC (202) 675-0375
Capitol South National Zoological Park
Union Station Home to the world’s largest Shakespeare collection, 3001 Connecticut Avenue NW, Washington, DC (202) 633-4888
the Folger is a major international center for scholarly research and Woodley Park-Zoo/Adams Morgan, Cleveland Park
a venue for exhibitions, literary programs, and the performing arts. Enjoy thousands of exotic animals, educational animal
Open Saturday from 9:00 am–noon, closed Sunday, open Monday demonstrations, the Asia Trail (where our giant pandas live!),
from 8:45 am–4:45 pm, closed Tuesday. Guided 90-minute tour and many other exhibits. Open daily. Building is open 10:00 am–
daily at 11:00 am (plus 1:00 pm Saturday only). Free admission. 4:30 pm; Grounds are open 6:00 am–6:00 pm. Free admission.
Weekend guided tours by appointment; call (202) 633-3025 or
Historical Society of Washington, DC (202) 673-4823 (TTY).
801 K Street NW, Washington, DC (202) 383-1853 Month Vernon
Sq./7th St-Convention Center or Gallery Pl-Chinatown Potomac Park
The Historical Society of Washington, DC is a center where history North & South of Jefferson Memorial & Tidal Basin, Washington, DC
and heritage of the city are collected, preserved and shared, and (202) 485-9880 Smithsonian
offers various free programs including a library. West Potomac Park includes the Tidal Basin and the beautiful cherry
trees. Open daily 6:00 am–midnight.
Lincoln Park
11th & East Capitol Streets NE, Washington, DC (202) 690-5185 President Lincoln’s Cottage
Eastern Market Upshur Street North West at Rock Creek Church Road NW,
This historic park celebrates the abolition of slavery in the District Washington, DC (202) 829-0436 Georgia Avenue-Petworth
of Columbia. The park features the Emancipation statue and the Abraham Lincoln and his family lived here for a quarter of his
Mary McLeod Bethune statue. presidency and during his first season here he drafted the preliminary
Emancipation Proclamation. Open Saturday 10:00 am–3:00 pm,
Sunday 12:00 pm–3:00 pm, Monday 9:00 am–4:00 pm; tours hourly
each day. Closed Tuesday. Reservations recommended.

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Rock Creek Park The Old Post Office Pavilion
3545 Williamsburg Lane NW, Washington, DC (202) 895-6000 1100 Pennsylvania Avenue NW, Washington, DC (202) 289-4224
Several stops, including Woodley Park Federal Triangle
A rustic expanse of 1,754-acres surrounding Rock Creek and This former post office houses shops and restaurants, daily
extending north to the District line. Includes Pierce Mill, Art Barn entertainment and a dramatic view of the city from the 315-foot
gallery, nature center, riding stables, tennis courts, a golf course, 30 clock tower. Open 10:00 am–6:00 pm daily. Shops and international
picnic areas, playing fields and an extensive network of trails for food court. The Tower Tour is offered daily. Free admission.
walking, jogging and cycling.
St. Matthew’s Cathedral
Ronald Reagan Building and 1725 Rhode Island Avenue NW, Washington, DC (202) 347-3215
International Trade Center Farragut North
1300 Pennsylvania Avenue NW, Washington, DC (202) 312-1459 Established in 1840, St. Matthew’s is the mother church of the
Judiciary Square Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Washington. Open Saturday–
Come visit this contemporary building, home to the DC Visitor Sunday 7:00 am–6:30 pm. Monday–Tuesday 8:00 am–1:00 pm.
Information Center, a 18-eatery food court, impressive art and Guided tours by appointment.
Capitol Steps performances. Open daily 6:00 am–3:00 am. Tours are
given every Monday, Wednesday and Friday at 11:00 am and/or by Supreme Council, 33° Scottish Rite of Freemasonry
request, reservations recommended. 1733 16th Street NW, Washington, DC (202) 232-3579
Dupont Circle
Sixth & I Historic Synagogue
This building, headquarters of America’s largest fraternal
6th and I Street, Washington, DC (202) 408-3100 organization, includes museums and a library. Open daily 8:00 am–
Gallery Place-Chinatown 3:30 pm, free tours available.
A breathtaking historic synagogue in the heart of Washington, DC
It provides inspiring cultural and educational programs, as well as Theodore Roosevelt Island
Shabbat and High Holiday services. Open Saturday, Sunday and Off the George Washington Memorial Parkway above
Monday 9:00 am–5:00 pm, closed Tuesday. Roosevelt Bridge (703) 289-2500
Congress designated this serene island as a memorial to President
The Kreeger Museum
Theodore Roosevelt, early champion of conservation. It is
2401 Foxhall Road NW, Washington, DC (202) 337-3050 ext. 10 accessible by footbridge from the parking lot, off the north-bound
Tenleytown-AU lane of the George Washington Memorial Parkway and includes a
Includes works by Picasso, Monet, Van Gogh, Kandinsky, and Miro. memorial plaza with a 17-foot statue of Roosevelt as-well-as nearly
Reservations required weekdays. Guided Tours, Open Saturday 2-miles of trails through forest and wetlands. Open daily 6:00 am–
10:00 am–4:00 pm, closed Tuesday. Free parking on grounds. Adults 7:00 pm. Closed Tuesday.
$10, seniors and students $7.
U.S. Capitol
Capitol Hill, Washington, DC (202) 225-6827 Capitol South
Timed entry passes are offered on a first come, first serve. They
are distributed at the kiosk at the corner of First St. and Maryland
Ave South West. Open Saturday 9:00 am–5:00 pm. Tours last
approximately 1 hour.

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U.S. National Arboretum Verizon Center
3501 New York Avenue NE, Washington, DC (202) 245-2726 601 F Street NW, Washington, DC (202) 628-3200
Stadium-Amory Gallery Pl-Chinatown
A 446-acre living museum two miles from the Capitol: gardens, Verizon Center, the state-of-the-art sports and entertainment
collections, bonsai museum, herb garden, azaleas, flowering cherry complex is home to the NBA’s Washington Wizards, the NHL’s
trees, and the original columns from the Capitol. Seasonal weekend Washington Capitals, the WNBA’s Washington Mystics & the
tram tours and guided tours by appointment. Open daily 8:00 am– Georgetown Hoyas Men’s Basketball team.
4:30 pm. Closed Monday and Tuesday
Washington National Cathedral
Union Station 3101 Wisconsin Avenue NW, Washington, DC (202) 537-6207
50 Massachusetts Avenue NE, Washington, DC (202) 289-1908 Tenleytown-AU (1.3-mile walk)
Union Station Gothic cathedral with dramatic architecture, magnificent stained
For nearly 100 years, Union Station has been the gateway to the glass, detailed carvings, gargoyles, and peaceful gardens. Offering
nation’s capital. Every year, 29 million visitors enjoy shopping, worship, guided/audio tours, concerts, lectures, courses, programs,
entertainment, and an international variety of food in this Beaux and gift shops. Group reservations required.
Arts transportation hub. Visit www.unionstationdc.com for
coupons. Open daily 10:00 am–6:00 pm. White House Visitor Center
1450 Pennsylvania Avenue NW, Washington, DC (202) 208-1631
Federal Triangle
The Visitor Center features many aspects of the White House,
including its architecture, furnishings, first families, social events,
and relations with the press and world leaders. Open 7:30 am–
4:00 pm. Closed Tuesday.

Dance & Theatre

Arena Stage
1800 S. Bell Street, Arlington, VA (202) 488-3300
Nationally acclaimed three-theater complex presenting an
entertaining mix of classics, comedies and musicals.

Dance Place
3225 8th Street NE, Washington, DC (202) 269-1600 ext: 0016
Brookland-CUA
Dance Place is DC’s place to see cutting-edge dance in 100+
performances per season. From hip-hop to flamenco, from national
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GALA Hispanic Theatre The Washington Ballet
3333 14th Street, NW, Washington, DC (202) 234-7174 3515 Wisconsin Avenue NW, Washington, DC (202) 362-3606
Columbia Heights Foggy Bottom-GWU
Since its founding in 1976, GALA has been producing Spanish, The Washington Ballet presents classical and contemporary ballet
Latin American and Latino theatre in both English and Spanish and at the Kennedy Center and the Warner Theatre. Performance times
presenting a diverse program of poetry, music and dance. vary. Tickets $29-$84.

John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts Washington Performing Arts Society
2700 F Street NW, Washington, DC (202) 467-4600 2000 L Street NW #510, Washington, DC (202) 833-9800
Foggy Bottom-GWU Farragut North
Nation’s performing arts center, presenting the best music, dance, As one of the leading performing arts presenters in the nation,
theatre, international, and children’s programs in six theatres. Washington Performing Arts Society annually presents more
Hours/prices vary. Free performances 6:00 pm daily. Free tours and than 60 performances, including classical music, jazz, gospel,
free shuttle from metro. contemporary dance, and international music and art forms.

The Lincoln Theatre, (U Street Theatre Foundation) Music


1215 U Street NW, Washington, DC (202) 328-6000
U Street/African-Amer Civil War Memorial/Cardozo
1,250-seat theatre hosts popular stage plays, comedy shows, music
Washington National Opera
concerts, cultural events and visual arts performances.
2600 Virginia Avenue NW, Suite 301, Washington, DC (202) 295-2400
Foggy Bottom-GWU
National Theatre
Washington National Opera is recognized as one of the nation’s
1321 Pennsylvania Avenue NW, Washington, DC (202) 628-6161
leading opera companies. Led by General Director Placido
Metro Center
Domingo, WNO is the resident opera company of the John F.
One of America’s oldest continually operating theaters features
Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts.
national tours of Broadway favorites, pre-Broadway shows and
American premieres.
Wolf Trap National Park for the Performing Arts
1645 Trap Road, Vienna, VA (703) 255-1900
The Textile Museum
Wolf Trap presents a broad spectrum of performing arts programs,
2320 S Street NW, Washington, DC (202) 667-0441 Dupont Circle
including pop, classical, country, dance, jazz and blues, year-round
The Textile Museum features rotating exhibitions of historical and at both its beautiful national park setting and its smaller, more
contemporary textiles and a Textile Learning Center that explores intimate indoor venue.
textile techniques, makers and their cultures. Saturday 10:00 am–
5:00 pm and Sunday 1:00 pm–5:00 pm. Closed Monday and
Tuesday. Suggested donation $5.

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Important Phone Numbers Visitor Information Centers

Destination DC . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (202) 789-7000


(Washington, DC Convention & Tourism Corporation)
Taxicab Information
DC Chamber of Commerce Visitors Center . . . . . . . . (202) 289-8317
Arlington Convention & Visitor Services . . . . . . . . . . (800) 296-7996
District of Columbia Alexandria Convention & Visitors Association . . . . . (800) 388-9119
District of Columbia Taxi Cab Commission . . . . . . . . (202) 645-6018 Montgomery County Conference
Capital Cab . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (202) 545-8900 & Visitors Bureau . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (877) 789-6904
City Cab . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (202) 269-0990 Prince George’s Conference
Diamond Cab . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (202) 387-6200 & Visitors Bureau . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (301) 925-8300

Yellow Cab . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (202) 544-1212


Base taxicab fares in the District of Columbia are $3 for the first
1/6 mile and $0.25 for each additional 1/6 mile. There is a $1.50 Police, Fire and Ambulance
surcharge for each additional passenger.
DCtaxi.DC.gov . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (202) 645-6018 Ambulance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 911
Maryland Fire and Rescue . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 911
Barwood Cab . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (301) 984-1900 Emergency road service . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 311

Virginia Police 911 (emergency) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 911

Diamond Cab (Alexandria) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (703) 549-6200 Police (non-emergency) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 311

Red Top Cab (to Virginia) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (703) 522-3333 DC Emergency Management Agency . . . . . . . . . . . . . (202) 727-6161

Yellow Cab (Alexandria) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (703) 549-2500 Deaf emergency . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (202) 963-4032

Yellow Cab (Arlington) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (703) 522-2222 Alexandria Police . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (703) 838-4444


Poison Control . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (800) 222-1222
Arlington Police . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (703) 228-4040
Car Rental Fairfax County Police . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (703) 691-2131
Falls Church Police . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (703) 241-5053
Avis . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (800) 331-1212 Maryland State Police . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (410) 653-4200
Budget Rent-a-Car . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (800) 527-0700
Dollar . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (800) 800-3665
Hertz . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (800) 654-3131

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Area Hospitals Train Reservations and Information

District of Columbia Amtrak/Metroliner . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (800) 872-7245

Children’s Hospital . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (202) 476-5000 Local (Union Station) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (202) 484-7540

George Washington Medical Center . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (202) 715-4000


Georgetown University Hospital . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (202) 444-2000
Metro Information Lines
Howard University Hospital . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (202) 865-6100
Sibley Memorial . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (202) 537-4000
Metrorail . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (202) 637-7000
Washington Hospital Center . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (202) 877-7000
Lost and Found . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (202) 962-1195
Maryland Transit Police . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (202) 962-2121
Holy Cross Hospital . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (301) 754-7000
Montgomery General Hospital . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (301) 774-8882
Bus Information
Suburban Hospital . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (301) 896-3100

Virginia
Greyhound/Trailways . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (800) 231-2222
Inova Alexandria Hospital . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (703) 504-3000
Metrobus/rail . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (202) 637-7000
Virginia Hospital Center . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (703) 558-5000
Inova Fairfax Hospital . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (703) 776-4001
General Information

Airlines
Mayor’s Office of Communications . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (202) 727-5011
Destination DC Office of PR/Communications . . . . (202) 789-7099
Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority . . . . . . (703) 417-8600
Smithsonian Dial-A-Museum . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (202) 357-2020
American Airlines . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (800) 433-7300
Smithsonian Visitor Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (202) 633-1000
Continental Airlines . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (800) 523-3273
Ticketmaster . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (202) 397-7328
Delta & Northwest . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (800) 221-1212
U.S. Capitol Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (202) 224-3121
United Airlines . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (800) 241-6522
Weather . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (202) 936-1212
USAirways . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (800) 428-4322
DC Government Call Center . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (202) 727-1000
Walter E. Washington Convention Center . . . . . . . . . (202) 249-3000
National Park Service . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (202) 619-7400

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Republican National Committee . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (202) 863-8500 Washington, DC Hotels
National Republican Congressional In addition to the official retail store, a number of hotels in the
Committee . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (202) 479-7000 District are also selling Official Inaugural Merchandise.
National Republican Senatorial Marriott Washington
Committee . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (202) 675-6000 1221 22nd Street NW, Washington, DC 20037
Republican Governors Association . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (202) 662-4140 Mayflower Hotel
1127 Connecticut Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20036
There are two relay services
for the deaf in the DC Metropolitan area: Omni Shoreham
2500 Calvert Street NW, Washington, DC 20008
Sign Language Associates . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (800) 752-0071
JW Marriott
CAPCOM . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (202) 224-7769
1331 Pennsylvania Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20004
Lost Travelers Checks Hilton Washington
American Express . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (800) 221-7282 1919 Connecticut Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20009
Citicorp . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (800) 645-6556 Marriott Wardman
2660 Woodley Road NW, Washington, DC 20008
Hotel Retail Hours:
Inaugural Commemorative Information Saturday, 2:00 pm–6:00 pm
Sunday, 8:00 am–6:00 pm
Monday–Tuesday, 8:00 am–6:00 pm
The inauguration of Barack Obama will go down in history as one Wednesday, 8:00 am–12:00 pm
of the most momentous occasions Americans have ever witnessed.
And for those who want to own a piece of history, the Presidential Official Online Retail Store
Inaugural Committee has provided a variety of accessible options, No time to get to the store or a hotel? Check out www.pic2009.org
regardless of your schedule or your location. and click on Inaugural Store where you can see all the available
The Official Inaugural Store merchandise from the convenience of your home.
625 E Street NW
Washington, DC 20004
Hours: Saturday – Wednesday, 8:00 am–10:00 pm Editor’s Note
Here you can peruse inaugural merchandise—everything from
buttons, hats, and t-shirts to china, stemware, and luxurious
blankets. In addition, you can also find very popular “Runway to The information included in this guide is correct to the best of our
Change” designer merchandise. No matter your budget, there is knowledge as of January 11, 2009. It is possible that changes may
something for everyone and its convenient downtown location have occurred since then. Please consult your hotel concierge, visitor
makes this a great place to shop for all of your inaugural collectibles. information bureaus, and local newspapers for updates.

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