Inauguration 2017 Information

Thank you for your interest in attending the inauguration ceremony on January 20, 2017. Please note that my office has already allocated every ticket we received.

If you received tickets through my office, you must pick up your ticket in my Washington, DC office no later than 6 p.m. on Thursday, January 19. A photo ID will be required to receive tickets. 

Tickets will not be distributed on the day of the inauguration. 

General Ticket Information

  • The inauguration ceremony is Friday, January 20, 2017.
  • The entire National Mall will be open for observers. Jumbotrons will allow everyone on the Mall to watch the ceremony.  Tickets are not required for most of the Mall. 
  • The maximum number of tickets that can be requested is 5. You will be notified in January if you will be receiving tickets. 
  • Tickets must be picked up in person from Senator Murphy’s office between January 17-19, 2017. A photo ID will be required to receive tickets. 
  • No tickets will be distributed on the day of the inauguration. 
  • Tickets will not be mailed.

Additional Event Information

  • On January 20th, gates will open at 6:00 a.m. and the Mall will fill up quickly.  Most ticketed areas are filled by 8:00 a.m.  The ceremony will likely begin at 11:30 a.m., with a musical performance prior to that time.
  • The entire National Mall will be open for observers. Jumbotrons will allow everyone on the Mall to watch the ceremony. Tickets are not required for most of the Mall and non-ticketed areas begin after 4th Street and Independence Ave NW.
  • For security purposes, there are restrictions on the types of items you can bring onto the Mall area. The Following items are prohibited: Aerosol sprays, Air horns, Alcoholic beverages, Animals (other than service animals), Backpacks, Coolers, Duffel bags, Explosives of any kind (including fireworks), Firearms and ammunition (either real or simulated), Glass containers, Knives, blades or sharp objects (of any length), Large bags, Laser pointers, Mace and/or pepper spray, Packages, Pocket or hand tools, such as “Leatherman” tools, Portable chairs (other than those for disabled persons), Posters, Signs, Sticks or poles, Strollers, Suitcases, Thermoses, Umbrellas, and Other items that may pose a threat to the security of the event as determined by and at the discretion of the security screener
  • Please understand you will be standing for at least five hours. 
  • Dress for the weather and be sure to eat something prior to the ceremony.The forecast calls for rain and the temperature will likely hover in the low to mid 40s.  Please note that food is strictly prohibited, you may however bring a bottle of water.