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2013 Inaugural Parade Route Map - Washington, DC

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The 2013 inaugural parade route is shown by the blue line on the map below. The parade will begin at the steps of the U.S. Capitol Building and proceed along Pennsylvania Avenue to the White House. The best way to get to the inaugural parade will be by Metrorail. The closest stations are marked on the map below and will depend on where you choose to view the parade. Please note, due to security measures, the Archives, Mt. Vernon Square and Smithsonian Metro stations will be closed all day on Inauguration Day. Read more about Getting Around Washington, DC on Inauguration Day

For more information on inaugural events, see Presidential Inauguration 2013.

Inaugural Parade Route Map User Tips
Click on the map icons to get more information or specific directions from your location. Zoom in or out to see more detail using the vertical slider bar on the left hand side of the map. To recenter the map click and drag the map background. You can toggle current traffic conditions on and off by clicking on the Traffic button. You can change the type of map displayed by clicking on the Map button and selecting the desired option(s). To see Street View images, click and drag the orange man icon (located in the upper left hand corner of the map) to the desired location and release.
  1. The parade route is shown by the blue line.
  2. The area outlined in magenta is restricted to authorized vehicles only.
  3. The area outlined in red is restricted to pedestrians only - no vehicles are allowed.
  4. The areas outlined and filled in grey have no public access allowed.
  5. The area outlined and filled in orange is for parade ticketed seating only.
  6. Bike parking for 100s of bikes will be provided at 16th Street NW and I Street NW shown by the yellow dot .
  7. Capital Bikeshare will set up additional bike stalls at 17th and K Streets NW (Farragut Square) and at 12th Street and Independence Avenue SW (U.S. Department of Agriculture) as shown by the blue dots .
  8. Public access to the parade route is restricted to the parade entry security checkpoints located at the green dots .
See the complete list of addresses below the map.

Inaugural Parade Route Map

Parade Route Entry Points

The following public entry points will open at 6:30 a.m. on January 21, 2013, and will remain open until the parade route can no longer accommodate additional people.
  • 2nd Street NW and C Street NW
  • John Marshall Park at C Street NW
  • Indiana Avenue NW between 6th Street NW and 7th Street NW
  • 7th Street NW and D Street NW
  • 10th Street NW and E Street NW
  • 12th Street NW and E Street NW
  • 13th Street NW and E Street NW
  • 14th Street NW and E Street NW
  • 12th Street NW and Constitution Avenue NW
  • 10th Street NW and Constitution Avenue NW
  • 7th Street NW and Constitution Avenue NW
  • Constitution Avenue NW between 6th Street NW and 7th Street NW
See details about closed and restricted streets

There are separate security entrances for the Inaugural Swearing-in Ceremony. See a map of the viewing areas and security access routes.

Washington, DC Sightseeing Information

On the National Mall
Smithsonian Museums
Monuments and Memorials in Washington, DC
A Guide to Washington Metrorail
Best Sightseeing Tours in Washington, DC

More About Washington, DC

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