The 58th Presidential Inauguration Ceremony

Senator Brown welcomes Ohioans to Washington, D.C. for the 58th Presidential Inauguration ceremony to be held on January 20, 2017. Since this event is FREE AND open to everyone, the National Mall will have non-ticketed areas available to the public for viewing the ceremony. 

Our office receives a limited number of tickets that we are pleased to share with OhioansThe deadline for the 2017 Presidential Inauguration ticket lottery was Sunday, December 18th at 11:59pm, the lottery is now closedPlease note, tickets are limited and will be distributed based on a lottery. Entry does not guarantee a ticket. Those chosen in the lottery will be notified starting on December 20th.

Individuals who are selected to receive tickets will need to pick them up in person prior to Inauguration Day. Due to security reasons, tickets may not be mailed. It is also against the law for tickets to be sold. Additionally, the Capitol Building and Capitol Visitors Center will be closed to the public during Inauguration Day. Senator Brown's will be unable to provide tours of the Capitol during that time.

If you decide to attend the Inauguration, please be aware that the ceremony is outside and the weather will be cold and possibly wet. You will be standing for several hours before and during the ceremony—whether you are in a ticketed area or not. Additionally, car traffic near the Capitol and around the Mall will not be possible on Inauguration day. One of the best ways to travel around Washington and to the Inauguration on January 20th will be the D.C. Metrorail system. There may be waits up to several hours long on Inauguration day for a train, so please plan accordingly. You are encouraged to visit the Metro Inaugural Page, which should be able to answer any questions you may have about Metro service on Inauguration day—including Metro Stop closings near the Capitol.

Information on tickets that can be purchased for Inaugural events other than the swearing-in ceremony—such as Inaugural balls— is available through the Presidential Inaugural Committee. For more information on Inaugural events, you may also visit

If you have any additional questions, please feel free to contact Senator Brown's DC office at (202) 224-2315 or use the contact form below.