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

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 to be your President, decades from now— when the memory of this or that policy has faded, and when the words that we will speak in the next few years are long forgotten—I hope you remember this as a moment when your own story and the American story came together, and history bent once more in the direction of justice.” “Millions of Americans have been knocked down. And this is the time as Americans—together— we get back up… Our debt to our parents and our grandparents is too great. Our obligation to our children is too sacred. These are extraordinary times.”

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Barack Obama’s story is the American story—values from the heartland, a middle class upbringing in a strong family, hard work and education as the means of getting ahead, and the conviction that a life so blessed should be lived in service to others . With a father from Kenya and a mother from Kansas, Barack Obama was born in Hawaii on August 4, 1961 . He was raised with help from his grandfather, who served in Patton’s army, and his grandmother, who worked her way up from the secretarial pool to middle management at a bank . After working his way through college with the help of scholarships and student loans, Barack Obama moved to Chicago, where he worked with a group of churches to help rebuild communities devastated by the closure of local steel plants . He went on to attend law school, where he became the first AfricanAmerican President of the Harvard Law Review . Upon graduation, he returned to Chicago to help lead a voter registration drive, teach constitutional law at the University of Chicago, and remain active in his community . Barack Obama’s years of public service are based around his unwavering belief in the ability to unite people around a politics of purpose . In the Illinois State Senate, Barack Obama passed the first major ethics reform in twenty-five years, cut taxes for working families, and expanded health care for children and their parents . As a United States Senator, he reached across the aisle to pass groundbreaking lobbying reform, lock up the world’s most dangerous weapons, and bring transparency to government by putting federal spending online . On November 4, 2008, he was elected the forty-fourth President of the United States . He and his wife, Michelle, are the proud parents of two daughters, Malia, 10, and Sasha, 7 .

When people ask Michelle Obama to describe herself, she doesn’t hesitate . First and foremost, she is Malia and Sasha’s mom . But before she was a mother—or a wife, lawyer, or public servant—she was Fraser and Marian Robinson’s daughter . The Robinsons lived in a brick bungalow on the South Side of Chicago . Fraser was a pump operator for the Chicago Water Department, and despite being diagnosed with multiple sclerosis at a young age, he hardly ever missed a day of work . Marian stayed home to raise Michelle and her brother Craig, skillfully managing a busy household filled with love, laughter, and important life lessons . A product of Chicago public schools, Michelle studied sociology and African-American studies at Princeton University . After graduating from Harvard Law School in 1988, she joined the Chicago law firm Sidley & Austin, where she later met the man who would become the love of her life . After a few years, Michelle decided her true calling lay in encouraging people to serve their communities and their neighbors . She served as assistant commissioner of planning and development in Chicago’s City Hall before becoming the founding executive director of the Chicago chapter of Public Allies, an AmeriCorps program that prepares youth for public service . In 1996, Michelle joined the University of Chicago with a vision of bringing campus and community together . As associate dean of student services, she developed the university’s first community service program, and under her leadership as vice president of community and external affairs for the University of Chicago Medical Center, volunteerism skyrocketed . As First Lady, Michelle Obama looks forward to continuing her work on the issues close to her heart—supporting military families, helping working women balance career and family, and encouraging national service .

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Joseph Robinette Biden, Jr . was born in Scranton, Pennsylvania, on November 20, 1942, to Joseph, Sr . and Jean Biden . In 1953, the Biden family moved to Delaware . After graduating from the University of Delaware in 1965 and from law school at Syracuse University in 1968, Biden returned to Wilmington and set up his own law firm . At age 27, Biden ran for the New Castle County Council and won in a Republican district . At age 29, he launched an improbable bid to unseat twoterm Republican U .S . Sen . J . Caleb Boggs . With very little help from the state establishment, and with his sister Valerie as his campaign manager, Biden defeated Boggs by 3,162 votes . Just weeks after the election, Biden’s wife, Neilia, and their 1-yearold daughter, Naomi, were killed and their two young sons critically injured in an automobile accident . Biden was sworn in at his sons’ hospital bedside and began commuting to Washington every day by train, a practice he maintained throughout his career in the Senate . Senator Biden became ranking Democrat on the Foreign Relations Committee in 1997 and served as chairman from 2001 to 2003 and from 2007 to 2009 . He served as chairman or ranking member of the Judiciary Committee for 16 years . He is recognized as one of the nation’s leading authorities on foreign policy, as well as one of its most influential voices on terrorism, drug policy, and crime . In addition to serving as a U .S . Senator, Biden served as an adjunct professor at the Widener University School of Law from 1991 to 2008, where he taught a seminar on constitutional law . Vice President-elect Biden married Jill Jacobs in 1977 . He is the father of three children: Beau, Hunter, and Ashley . Beau is Delaware’s Attorney General and is currently an active member of the Delaware National Guard, serving as captain in the 261st Signal Brigade . Hunter is an attorney and Ashley is a social worker . Biden also has five grandchildren: Naomi, Finnegan, Maisy, Natalie, and Hunter .

Jill Biden was raised in Willow Grove, PA . Jill met Joe Biden when she was a student at the University of Delaware . They married two years later at the United Nations Chapel in New York City in June 1977 . Jill has said that when she married Joe, she knew she was marrying the whole family, including his two sons, Beau and Hunter . In 1981, Joe and Jill had their daughter, Ashley . They also have five grandchildren: Naomi, Finnegan, Maisy, Natalie, and Hunter Biden . Jill has been an educator for 27 years . She recently completed her 15th year as a teacher at a community college in Delaware where she taught English composition . Before that she spent 13 years in the public schools, including as a part-time professor in the Rockford Psychiatric Hospital Adolescent Program . While working full-time and raising a family, Jill earned two master’s degrees: a Master’s degree in English from Villanova University in 1987 and a Master’s degree in reading from West Chester University in 1981 . In 2007, Jill earned a Doctorate in Education from the University of Delaware . Her dissertation focused on the challenge of retaining students in community colleges . Jill has always been engaged in the issues that matter most to her, including healthcare . After losing a friend to cancer, Jill started the Biden Breast Health Initiative to educate girls about proper breast health . Since 1993 the program has educated more than 7,000 ninththrough twelfth-grade girls in Delaware about the importance of breast health . Jill is also involved with Delaware Boots on the Ground, an organization that helps military families . Last summer, Jill started a program called Book Buddies to get kids reading at an early age . The program helps low-income children and raises money to buy books .

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Executive Office
Chief of Staff Stephen J . Kerrigan

Executive Committee
Co-Chairs William M . Daley Penny Pritzker John W . Rogers, Jr . Patrick G . Ryan Julianna Smoot Executive Director Emmett S . Beliveau Honorary Co-Chairs President Jimmy Carter President George H .W . Bush President Bill Clinton Mayor Adrian Fenty Senator Dick Durbin Senator Dick Lugar Senator Claire McCaskill Representative Tammy Baldwin Representative Artur Davis Representative Ray Lahood Representative Linda Sanchez General Colin Powell Hunter and Kathleen Biden Craig Robinson Dr . Maya Soetero Ng

Chief Operating Officer Karen Hancox Director of Finance Brian C . Screnar Chief of Staff to the Co-Chairs Elizabeth Cohen Assistant to the Executive Director Kate Hinterlong

Directors
Director of Events & Ceremonies David Cusack Director of Ticketing & Credentials Jess Knox Director of Media Logistics Sam Myers, Jr . Director of Scheduling Jessica Wright Communications Director Josh Earnest Chief Spokesperson Linda Douglass Director of the Office of the President-elect Lisa Kohnke Director of the Office of the Vice President-elect Alan Rose, Jr .

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Political Director Emily Parcell Creative Director Erik Smith Director of Entertainment Teal Baker Director of Renew America Together Buffy Wicks Director of Transportation Andrew Ballard Housing Co-Directors Jennifer Larus Kelsey Larus Volunteer Director Tripp Wellde Director of Grassroots Fundraising Meaghan Burdick Chief Technology Officer Mark Jablonowski New Media Director Andrew Bleeker

General Services Administration
Acting Administrator James A . Williams Presidential Transition Director Gail T . Lovelace Acting Regional Administrator National Capital Region John F . Phelps Deputy Regional Administrator National Capital Region Sharon J . Banks Director Inaugural Support Team Mary E . Costa

Federal Protective Service Immigration and Customs Enforcement U.S. Department of Homeland Security
or Gary W . Schenkel Regional Director National Capital Region Patrick D . Moses Commander, District One National Capital Regional Royster H . Martin

Armed Forces Inaugural Committee
Chairman Major General Richard J . Rowe, Jr ., U .S . Army Deputy Chairman Rear Admiral Earl L . Gay, U .S . Navy 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 on Inaugural Ceremonies
Chairman The Honorable Dianne Feinstein The Honorable Harry Reid The Honorable Bob Bennett The Honorable Nancy Pelosi The Honorable Steny Hoyer The Honorable John Boehner

Governors
Bob Riley Sarah Palin Janet Napolitano Mike Beebe Arnold Schwarzenegger Bill Ritter, Jr . M . Jodi Rell Jack Markell Charles Crist, Jr . Sonny Perdue Linda Lingle C .L . “Butch” Otter Rod Blagojevich Mitch Daniels Chet Culver Kathleen Sebelius Steve Beshear Bobby Jindal John Baldacci Martin O’Malley Deval Patrick Jennifer Granholm Timothy Pawlenty Haley Barbour Jay Nixon Brian Schweitzer Alabama Alaska Arizona Arkansas California Colorado Connecticut Delaware Florida Georgia Hawaii Idaho Illinois Indiana Iowa Kansas Kentucky Louisiana Maine Maryland Massachusetts Michigan Minnesota Mississippi Missouri Montana

United States Senate Leadership
Senate Majority Leader The Honorable Harry Reid Senate Minority Leader The Honorable Mitch McConnell

United States House of Representatives Leadership
Speaker of the House The Honorable Nancy Pelosi House Majority Leader The Honorable Steny Hoyer House Minority Leader The Honorable John Boehner

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Dave Heineman Jim Gibbons John Lynch Jon Corzine Bill Richardson David Paterson Bev Perdue John Hoeven Ted Strickland Brad Henry Ted Kulongoski Edward Rendell Donald Carcieri Mark Sanford M . Michael Rounds Phil Bredesen Rick Perry
John Huntsman, Jr . Jim Douglas Tim Kaine Christine Gregoire Joseph Manchin III James Doyle, Jr . Dave Freudenthal

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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 in the spring of 1789, the news took several days to reach him in his Mount Vernon home . Without the luxury of automobiles or airplanes, the newly-elected executive rode on horseback to the site of the first Inaugural address, New York City’s Federal Hall . As times have changed, so has the Presidential Inauguration . It is difficult to imagine in the modern era, but Thomas Jefferson began a post-swearing-in tradition of allowing the general public to stream through the White House and shake hands with the president . This tradition continued throughout the Inaugurations of Andrew Jackson and Abraham Lincoln and ended with President Grover Cleveland, who decided the event was worth neither the 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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The Oath
The oath of office is found in Article II, Section I, Clause 8 of the United States Constitution . It reads: Before he enter on the Execution of his Office, he shall take the following Oath or Affirmation: “I do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will faithfully execute the Office of President of the United States, and will to the best of my Ability, preserve, protect, and defend the Constitution of the United States.” The oath is the only part of Inauguration day required by law . At George Washington’s inauguration in 1789, a Bible was borrowed at the last minute from St . John’s Masonic Lodge in New York City, and since then it has been tradition for the incoming President to swear the oath on a Bible . This year, President-elect Obama will use the same Bible that Abraham Lincoln used in 1861 at his swearing-in ceremony .

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ith the Inauguration of Barack Obama and Joe Biden, Americans celebrate another milestone in American history . With a new presidency comes a new personality, and the events of the 2009 Presidential Inauguration will once again reflect the values and outlook of the new administration . The hopeful theme of the Inaugural period—“Renewing America’s Promise”—indicates a new commitment to restoring the dream of opportunity for every American . It also marks a renewed emphasis on service to community and country, exemplified by the kick off of “Renew America Together” on Monday, January 19, when millions of volunteers are expected to engage in community service projects nationwide . So while the 56th Presidential Inauguration will continue in a long tradition of events, it will also make its unique mark on history .

Swearing-In Ceremony
On January 20, 2009, on the historic West Front of the United States Capitol, Barack Obama will be sworn in as the 44th President of the United States . Like each President before him, he will recite the 35-word oath pledging his allegiance to the Office and to the Constitution . Per tradition, the President-elect will be sworn in by the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court . Vice President-elect Biden will be sworn in by Supreme Court Associate Justice John Paul Stevens shortly before the President-elect . 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 security .

The Inaugural Address
Every President since George Washington has delivered an Inaugural Address following the swearing-in ceremony . Washington’s 135-word address before the Senate Chamber in 1789 is the shortest on record, while William Henry Harrison’s 8,445 word speech in 1841 is the lengthiest in history . The Inaugural Address is traditionally when the new President outlines the vision and goals for his new administration, and today it is broadcast all over the world .

The Date
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 projects will range in activity and will help improve and renew the community . Similar events will take place across the nation . In 1994, Congress transformed the Martin Luther King, Jr . holiday into a national day of community service to further commemorate a man who lived his life in service to others . As a tribute to that legacy and the very real needs of our nation, the President-elect and Vice Presidentelect will launch a national organizing effort to engage Americans in service on the eve of their inauguration . This national day of service 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 more than just offer a single day of service to their cities, towns and neighborhoods . He will ask all of us to make an ongoing commitment to our communities, because it has never been more important to come together in shared purpose to tackle the common challenges we face . There are hundreds of local activities in the Washington, DC area . Please visit www .USAservice .org for information on how to participate .

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he 2009 Presidential Inaugural Committee announced the inaugural theme, “Renewing America’s Promise,” and a schedule of official inaugural events that underscores a commitment to organizing activities that are inclusive and open to the public . The following events have been planned as Washington, DC hosts the 56th Presidential Inauguration of Barack Obama and Joe Biden .

SATURDAy, JAnUARy 17, 2009 Whistle Stop Tour
Philadelphia, PA – Wilmington, DE – Baltimore, MD Reminiscent of Lincoln’s 1861 Inaugural Trip to the White House, President-elect Obama, Vice President-elect Biden and their families will embark on the Whistle Stop Train Tour to the nation’s capital . The tour begins in Philadelphia, PA, then proceeds to Wilmington, DE, where the future First Family will be joined by Vice Presidentelect Biden and his family for an event that is free and open to the public at Wilmington Station . The tour will continue to Baltimore, MD for another free and open event, before arriving in Washington, DC . On the trip, the President-elect and Vice President-elect will be joined by a group of everyday Americans that they met along their road to the White House—ordinary Americans each with their own extraordinary stories to contribute to our national story .

Kids’ Inaugural: We Are The Future
Monday evening, Mrs . Michelle Obama, Dr . Jill Biden and their families will host a children’s concert at the Verizon Center . The concert will feature several popular music acts . A number of children of military families from the area will also be in attendance .

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TUESDAy, JAnUARy 20, 2009 Swearing-In Ceremony
PROGRAM Prelude The United States Marine Band Colonel Michael J. Colburn Director The Honorable Dianne Feinstein United States Senator, California Dr. Rick Warren Aretha Franklin

TUESDAy, JAnUARy 20, 2009
56th Inaugural Parade President Obama and the First Family will lead the Parade with a formal military escort, including the Army Band and senior officers from each branch of the military . Vice President Biden and the Second Family will follow shortly behind . The Parade begins on the east side of the United States Capitol, and then turns west on Constitution Avenue to Pennsylvania Avenue, north on 15th Street, and finally west past the White House on Pennsylvania Avenue through Lafayette Park . The Parade will run between two and two and a half hours long .

Call To Order and Welcoming Remarks Invocation Musical Selection

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 Poet Benediction the national anthem The President of the United States Elizabeth Alexander The Rev. Dr. Joseph E. Lowery 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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Trumbull high school golden eagle marching band – Trumbull, Connecticut

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 Arkansas, Pine Bluff, Arkansas

Colony high school knights marching band – Palmer, Alaska

redwood middle school marching band and auxiliary units – Saratoga, California

mountain ridge high school pride of the West marching band – Glendale, Arizona

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alexis i. dupont high school band – Greenville, Delaware delaware state university marching band – Dover, Delaware delaware volunteer firemen’s association – Lewes, Delaware university of delaware fightin’ blue hen marching band, The pride of delaware – Newark, Delaware 1965 mustang of the dC metropolitan police department – Seaford, Delaware
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angel drill Team – Gurnee, Illinois Carl sandburg high school marching eagles – Orland Park, Illinois Jesse White Tumbling Team – Chicago, Illinois morton high school marching band – Morton, Illinois Tempel lipizzans of Tempel farms – Old Mill Creek, Illinois Whitney m. young magnet high school navy JroTC – Chicago, Illinois World famous lawn rangers from amazing arcola – Arcola, Illinois
indiana

Chinese Consolidated benevolent association – Washington, DC george Washington university – Washington, DC howard university showtime marching band – Washington, DC paul laurence dunbar senior high school marching band – Washington, DC
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Culver academies – Culver, Indiana
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Colts drum and bugle Corps – Dubuque, Iowa isiserettes drill and drum Corps – Des Moines, Iowa
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florida a&m university marching 100 band – Tallahassee, Florida J.p. Taravella high school band – Coral Springs, Florida
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Commanding general’s mounted Color guard, first infantry division, fort riley ks – Fort Riley, Kansas
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south Cobb high school blue eagle marching band – Austell, Georgia
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prevention partnership, Warren County, ky sheriff’s office – Bowling Green, Kentucky
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punahou school JroTC – Honolulu, Hawaii punahou school marching band – Honolulu, Hawaii
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grambling state university World famed Tiger marching band – Grambling, Louisiana
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idaho state leadership: state and Tribal representatives – Plummer, Idaho

sanford high school marching band – Sanford, Maine

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londonderry high school marching lancer band and Color guard – Londonberry, New Hampshire
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54th massachusetts volunteer regiment – Milford, Massachusetts 54th massachusetts volunteer regiment, Company a – Mattapan, Massachusetts
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michigan’s multi Jurisdictional mounted police drill Team and Color guard – Charlotte, Michigan roosevelt high school marching band – Wyandotte, Michigan
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española valley high school mariachi sol del valle – Santa Cruz, New Mexico
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brooklyn music and arts program – Brooklyn, New York
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fergus falls high school marching band – Fergus Falls, Minnesota
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harding university high school marching band of gold – Charlotte, North Carolina
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petal high school marching band – Petal, Mississippi
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united Tribes Technical College – Bismarck, North Dakota
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blue springs high school golden regiment marching band – Blue Springs, Missouri Theodore roosevelt high school marine Corps JroTC Color guard and drill Team – St. Louis, Missouri
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Cleveland firefighters memorial pipes and drums – Valley View, Ohio lincoln highway national museum and archives – Galion, Ohio southern ohio ladies aside – Waverly, Ohio The ohio state university marching band – Columbus, Ohio
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Crow nation of montana – Crow Agency, Montana
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union high school air force JroTC – Tulsa, Oklahoma

adams Central high school patriot band – Hastings, Nebraska

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east greenwich high school avenger band – East Greenwich, Rhode Island
souTh Carolina

manning high school golden pride marching band – Manning, South Carolina
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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
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university of utah marching band – Salt Lake City, Utah
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brattleboro union high school band – Brattleboro, Vermont
virginia

get a life marching band – Portland, Oregon
pennsylvania

hampton university marching force – Hampton, Virginia T.C. Williams high school army JroTC – Alexandria, Virginia virginia military institute Corps of Cadets – Lexington, Virginia
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boy scouts of america, Troop 358 – Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Cadets drum and bugle Corps – Allentown, Pennsylvania north allegheny high school Tiger marching band – Wexford, Pennsylvania

evergreen high school marching band – Vancouver, Washington

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nicholas County army JroTC, the Wilderness battalion – Craigsville, West Virginia
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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:

Wind river reservation youth Council – Fort Washakie, Wyoming
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neighborhood Ball
Walter E. Washington Convention Center

Commander-In-Chief’s Ball
National Building Museum

ameriCorps alums american Workers Contingent lesbian and gay band association nasa astronaut Crew and nasa lunar electric rover peace Corps Community special olympics Tuskegee airmen us border patrol us secret service uniformed division Ceremonial honor guard and motorcade support unit united service organization (uso)

youth Ball
Hilton Washington

President Obama Home States Ball
Walter E. Washington Convention Center

Vice President Biden Home States Ball
Walter E. Washington Convention Center

Eastern Ball
Union Station

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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For a complete list please visit: Washington.org/inauguration

national Mall
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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Parade Security
Access points open at 7:00 am and the Parade begins at 2:35 pm, however spectators should plan to arrive early . Attendees should plan to wait in line for security checks before entering into the Parade viewing area . Spectators entering the Parade Route will be subject to search . Please limit personal belongings . Prohibited Items Include: Firearms Ammunition Explosives Weapons of any kind Aerosols Supports for signs Packages Coolers Thermal or glass containers Backpacks Bags and signs exceeding size restrictions Laser pointers Animals other than helper/guide dogs Structures Bicycles Any other items determined to be a potential safety hazard

Access for Those with Disabilities
All Inaugural events are accessible to persons with disabilities, including mobility, hearing and vision disabilities . Accessible transportation is also provided via Metro public transportation, and lift-equipped buses/shuttles will augment all Inaugural shuttle routes . In addition, all events will have interpreters for guests that are deaf or hard of hearing . There will also be trained staff and volunteers available at each event to assist guests with disabilities .
WhisTle sTop Tour — PHILADELPHIA, WILMINGTON, BALTIMORE

Accessibility: All three stops will be wheelchair accessible . Interpreters: Sign language interpreters will be available at all stops as well as open captioning in Wilmington and Philadelphia .
We are one: opening inaugural CelebraTion aT The linColn memorial

Accessibility: There will be wheelchair accessible areas for viewing the ceremony . Interpreters: There will be sign language interpreters up front as well as open captioning of the ceremony .
reneW ameriCa TogeTher

Accessibility: There will be events held city-wide, please refer to our website if you would like to participate: www .USAservice .org
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

Accessibility: The parade route and bleachers will be accessible, with 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 be provided for persons who are blind or visually impaired . Sign language interpreters will also be available .
neighborhood ball, presidenT obama home sTaTes ball, viCe presidenT biden home sTaTes ball, mid- aTlanTiC ball — WALTER E . WASHINGTON CONVENTION CENTER

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 The smiThsonian

The Presidential Inaugural Committee is proud to partner with the Smithsonian Institution for the Inauguration . This partnership will allow some of the museums on the National Mall to remain open to the public longer and offer expanded cultural programming and visitor services on Tuesday, January 20 . The PIC is giving the Smithsonian Institution $700,000 to underwrite its activities and provide additional security for the expected crowds on Inauguration Day . The National Museum of American History and the Castle building will open two hours earlier than normal at 8:00 am and have extra staff on hand to aid visitors . During the weekend prior to the Inauguration, PIC support will also allow the Smithsonian to offer an expanded range of performances, programs and exhibitions related to the American presidency . All Smithsonian Museums are open 10:00 am–5:30 pm during the Inaugural Period .

Accessibility: All three entrances to the convention center are ADA accessible . At each entrance, staff will serve as ushers for anyone who needs help . There will be a designated area with a direct line of sight for persons using wheelchairs . Interpreters: Sign language interpreters will be available .
The Commander-in-Chief’s ball — NATIONAL BUILDING MUSEUM

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 wheel chairs . 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 Kennedy, Eleanor Roosevelt, and Laura Bush . (Three are inaugural gowns worn by Helen Taft, Rosalynn Carter and Laura Bush .) The gallery’s central exhibit features paintings, jewelry, china, personal possessions, and other objects from the Smithsonian’s unique first ladies’ collection . A section of the exhibition focuses on the contributions of America’s first ladies and the ways in which they have influenced the most powerful office in the country . “The american presidency: a glorious burden” explores the personal, public, ceremonial, and executive actions of the 43 men who have had an impact on the course of history . The exhibition features more than 400 objects and a number of videos and interactive displays, including Lincoln’s top hat, the lap desk on which Thomas Jefferson wrote the Declaration of Independence, Franklin Roosevelt’s microphone used to deliver his “fireside chat” radio broadcasts and videos of the living past presidents—all taken from the Smithsonian’s vast presidential collections . The exhibit’s timeline has been updated to include a photo of Barack Obama .

“america’s new birth of freedom: documents from the abraham lincoln presidential library and museum” features 10 rare and important documents on loan from the Lincoln Library in Springfield, IL These documents have become the cornerstone of current thinking on Lincoln and his legacy . The exhibit includes a signed copy of the Emancipation Proclamation and letters expressing Lincoln’s views on the conclusion of the Civil War .

National Museum of the American Indian
“a Century ago...They Came as sovereign leaders” focuses on President Theodore Roosevelt’s 1905 inaugural parade and the six great American Indian chiefs who participated in the parade . They arrived with their own purposes in mind and to represent the needs of their people . The chiefs included Buckskin Charlie (Ute), American Horse (Oglala Sioux), Quanah Parker (Comanche), Geronimo (Chiricahua Apache), Hollow Horn Bear (Brule Sioux) and Little Plume (Piegan Blackfeet) .

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Smithsonian American Art Museum
“The honor of your Company is requested: president lincoln’s inaugural ball” celebrates President Lincoln’s second inaugural ball, held March 6, 1865, in the historic building that is now the museum’s home . The ball took place as Lincoln’s second term began, when the Civil War was in its final stages, and only six weeks 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 .

National Postal Museum
The National Postal Museum’s Philatelic Gallery will feature an exhibition of 11 certified plate proofs for postage stamps that were issued from 1959 to 1994 to honor President Lincoln . Certified plate proofs are the last printed proof of the plate before the stamps are printed, and these plates include the approval signatures and date .

Public Programs Offered by the Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery
The latest addition to the National Portrait Gallery is a recent donation—the original artwork for Barack Obama’s “Hope” poster designed by Shepard Fairey . This portrait became the central portrait image for the campaign and was distributed as a limited edition print and as a free download . It will be on view by Inauguration Day on the Portrait Gallery’s first floor . “presidents in Waiting” includes portraits of the 14 Vice Presidents who took office as a result of the death of a president, the resignation of an incumbent or by winning an election on his own . The exhibition features a video kiosk with interviews—granted exclusively for this exhibition—with recent vice presidents . [Opens January 20 .] “america’s presidents” (known informally as the hall of presidents) was dramatically expanded when the museum reopened two years ago . The display now includes multiple images of the 43 presidents, including Gilbert Stuart’s famous “Lansdowne” portrait of George Washington, a painting of Lincoln by Alexander Healy and satirical bronze sculptures of Presidents Lyndon Johnson, Jimmy Carter, Richard Nixon and George H .W . Bush by noted caricaturist Pat Oliphant . “one life: The mask of lincoln” examines Lincoln’s use of the new art of photography to convey his image to Americans . The exhibition draws on the National Portrait Gallery’s extensive collection of Lincoln portraits and includes the rarely displayed, original 1865 cracked-plate portrait of Lincoln by photographer Alexander Gardner . “renewing america’s promise”— Saturday, January 17–Monday, January 19 Actors and actresses portraying American presidents and first ladies will perform throughout the museum . In addition, there will be gallery talks, music, book signings and interpreters to help visitors appreciate the exhibits . Special programs will focus on Martin Luther King, Jr . with speeches and other related programming . National Museum of American History . (Special hours on January 20, 8:00 am–5:30 pm) “out of many: a multicultural festival of music, dance and story”—Saturday, January 17–Monday, January 19 Performances each day will feature music, dancing and storytelling from many cultural traditions, including those of American Indians . On Inauguration Day, there will be a Native American drum to honor the new President . National Museum of the American Indian “Celebrate asia in america!”— Sunday, January 18–Tuesday, January 20 The Freer Gallery of Art and the Arthur M . Sackler Gallery will present artists’ workshops for children and their families as well as performances and stories of Asian and Asian American celebration traditions . “Celebrate african music”—Sunday, January 18–Monday, January 19 Live performances and films celebrating the musical traditions of Africa will be scheduled throughout the two days . National Museum of African Art .

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Museums

anaCosTia CommuniTy museum

“giving voice to hope”—Sunday, January 18–Monday, January 19 Storytelling sessions throughout the day focus on the journey of African Americans toward full citizenship and civil rights and the meaning of hope at this historic moment . Sponsored by the Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage and the National Museum of African American History and Culture . Smithsonian Castle Building . “Jubilee: an african american Celebration”— Sunday, January 18–Tuesday, January 20 The Anacostia Community Museum will present musical performances, readings and presentations in conjunction with the museum’s exhibition also titled “Jubilee .” (The Anacostia Museum is located in southeast Washington, DC . Free shuttles will be available from the National Mall on Sunday and Monday .) “road to freedom”—Sunday, January 18–Tuesday, January 20 Two photo exhibitions sponsored by the National Museum of African American History and Culture—“Road to Freedom: Photographs of the Civil Rights Movement, 1956-1968” and “After 1968: Contemporary Artists and the Civil Rights Legacy .” S . Dillon Ripley Center . “Wish Tree for Washington, dC”— Sunday, January 18–Tuesday, January 20 In the outdoor sculpture garden, visitors will be invited to write messages for the future and add them to Yoko Ono’s living Wish Tree . Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden .

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 .
CorCoran gallery of arT

500 Seventeenth Street NW, Washington, DC (202) 639-1700 farragut West or farragut north The Corcoran Gallery of Art stands as a major center of American and European art . It is simultaneously one of America’s most distinguished museums and colleges of art and design . Open Saturday and Sunday 10:00 am–5:00 pm, Monday 10:00 am–2:00 pm, closed Tuesday .
dar museum and library

1776 D Street NW, Washington, DC (202) 628-1776 farragut West The museum of the National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution features 31 period rooms with a superb collection of pre-1840s furnishings and two galleries with changing exhibits . Open Saturday 9:00 am–5:00 pm, closed Sunday, Monday, and Tuesday .
dumbarTon house

2715 Q Street NW, Washington, DC (202) 337-2288 dupont Circle Circa 1800, the Dumbarton House museum is a fine example of Federal period architecture and gardens that features 18th-and 19th-century furniture and decorative arts . Open Saturday 10:00 am–3:00 pm, Sunday 12:00 pm–3:00 pm, tours hourly both days, closed Monday and Tuesday .

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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 smithsonian Outstanding collections of Asian art . Open daily 10:00 am–5:30 pm . Free admission .
hirshhorn museum & sCulpTure garden

7th Street & Independence Avenue SW, Washington, DC (202) 633-1000 l’enfant plaza Collection of modern and contemporary art in a striking cylindrical museum and adjoining outdoor sculpture garden . Free admission . Open daily 10:00 am–5:30 pm .
inTernaTional spy museum

14th Street & Constitution Avenue NW, Washington, DC (202) 482-2825 federal Triangle Journey across the U .S . to unique and protected areas in our National Marine Sanctuaries Gallery . Explore colorful fish and get close to the alligators of the Florida Everglades . Animal feedings each day at 2:00 pm . Open 9:00 am–5:00 pm (last admission 4:30 pm) . $7 adults, $3 children, $6 military and seniors .
naTional arChives & reCords adminisTraTion

800 F Street NW, Washington, DC (202) 393-7798 gallery pl-Chinatown Featuring the largest collection of international espionage-related artifacts open to the public, the museum chronicles the history of spying throughout the ages, across the globe, and today . Open Saturday, Sunday and Monday 9:00 am–8:00 pm, last admission at 6:00 pm; Tuesday 9:30 am–6:00 pm, last admission at 4:00 pm .
marian koshland sCienCe museum

Ninth Street and Constitution Avenue NW, Washington, DC (202) 357-5000 Judiciary square Houses the original Declaration of Independence, Constitution, Bill of Rights, and more than 3 billion records . Open daily 10:00 am–5:30 pm . No guided tours . Free admission .
naTional building museum

401 F Street NW, Washington, DC (202) 272-2448 archives-navy memorial-penn quarter or Judiciary square The National Building Museum examines and interprets American achievements in architecture, design, engineering, planning, and construction . Free . Open Saturday 10:00–5:00 pm, closed Sunday, Monday, and Tuesday .
naTional gallery of arT

6th & E Streets NW, Washington, DC (202) 334-1201 Gallery pl-Chinatown or Judiciary square Visitors to will glimpse the frontiers of today’s scientific research, witness the potential effects of global warming, and explore how DNA analysis can catch criminals and stop epidemics . Open Saturday–Tuesday 10:00 am–6:00 pm (last admission at 5:00 pm) . $5 adults, $3 students, seniors and active members; Free on Tuesday .
naTional air and spaCe museum

6th Street & Constitution Avenue NW, Washington, DC (202) 737-4215 smithsonian Permanent collection of European and American paintings, sculpture, decorative arts and works on paper, plus changing exhibitions of art from around the world . Open Saturday and Monday 10:00 am–5:00 pm, Sunday 11:00 am–6:00 pm . Closed Tuesday . Free admission .
naTional geographiC soCieTy – museum aT explorers hall

6th Street & Independence Avenue SW, Washington, DC (202) 633-2340 smithsonian The National Air and Space Museum on the National Mall houses famous icons of flight . Interactive activities for kids . IMAX movies, planetarium shows, flight simulators (fee) . Open daily 10:00 am– 5:30 pm . Free admission .

1145 17th Street NW, Washington, DC (202) 857-7588 farragut north National Geographic Museum at Explorers Hall offers free educational and visually stimulating changing exhibits on a broad variety of topics . Open daily Monday–Saturday 9:00 am–5:00 pm, 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 Elegant marble walls display the names of more than 17,000 federal, state and local law enforcement officers killed in the line of duty dating back to 1792 .
naTional museum of afriCan arT

18900 Jefferson Davis Highway, Triangle, VA (703) 784-6115 franconia/springfield Enter and experience what it means to be a Marine . World-class, interactive exhibits will surround visitors with irreplaceable artifacts and immerse them in the sights and sounds of Marines in action . Open 9:00 am–5:00 pm . Free admission .
naTional museum of Women in The arTs

950 Independence Avenue SW, Washington, DC (202) 633-1000 smithsonian Devoted to the collection, exhibition, conservation and study of the arts of Africa . Open daily 10:00 am–5:30 pm .
naTional museum of ameriCan hisTory

14th Street & Constitution Avenue NW, Washington, DC (202) 633-1000 smithsonian The National Museum of American History offers daily programs and hands-on activities and showcases real national treasures, from the Star-Spangled Banner to the Ruby Slippers in a dramatically transformed space . Open daily 10:00 am–5:30 pm .
naTional museum of Crime and punishmenT

1250 New York Avenue NW, Washington, DC (202) 783-5000 metro Center Collection of more than 2,500 works by women artists from around the world . Including Cassatt, O’Keeffe, Kahlo and Nevelson . Admission charge varies . Open Saturday 10:00 am–5:00 pm and Sunday 12:00 pm–5:00 pm .
naTional porTraiT gallery

575 7th Street NW, Washington, DC (202) 393-1099 gallery pl-Chinatown Explore the technology and science behind fighting and solving 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 . Adults $18, available at www .crimemuseum .org .
naTional museum of naTural hisTory

8th & F Streets NW, Washington, DC (202) 633-1000 gallery pl-Chinatown The National Portrait Gallery gives visitors a chance to meet fascinating Americans from the pre-colonial days through today . The Smithsonian Art Museum, housed in the same building, is an unparalleled record of the American experience from the colonial period to today . Open daily 11:30 am–7:00 pm . Free admission .
naTional posTal museum

10th Street and Constitution Avenue NW, Washington, DC (202) 633-1000 federal Triangle or smithsonian 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

2 Massachusetts Avenue NE, Washington, DC (202) 633-1000 union station Engaging collection of a mail truck, airmail plane, stagecoach and other postal vehicles along with rare stamps and letters . Open daily 10:00 am–5:30 pm . Free admission .

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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u.s. navy museum

555 Pennsylvania Avenue NW, Washington, DC (202) 292-6322 archives-navy memorial-penn quarter or gallery pl-Chinatown The Newseum is an interactive museum that blends five centuries of news history and journalism with up-to-the-second technology and hands-on exhibits . Open Saturday and Sunday 9:00 am–5:00 pm, Monday 7:30 am–5:00 pm, and Tuesday 10:00 am–5:00 pm . Adults $20 available at www .newseum .org .
renWiCk gallery of The smiThsonian ameriCan arT museum

Washington Navy Yard, 805 Kidder Breese Street SE, Washington, DC (202)433-4882 navy yard Features the foremast fighting top from the USS Constitution, the bathyscaphe Trieste, ship models, medals, uniforms, photographs and fine art . Hands-on and great for kids . Saturday, Sunday 10:00 am– 5:00 pm, Monday 9:00 am–5:00 pm, closed Tuesday . Hours are subject to change . Free Admissions . Visitors must call in advance .

Monuments/Memorials

17th Street & Pennsylvania Avenue NW, Washington, DC (202) 633-1000 farragut West This gem of a museum, located in a historic building near the White House, is dedicated to exhibiting the finest American crafts from the 19th century to the present . Open daily 10:00 am–5:30 pm . Free admisssion . Closed Tuesday, Saturday–Monday hours subject to change . Call for more information .
smiThsonian ameriCan arT museum

afriCan ameriCan Civil War memorial

U Street & Vermont Avenue NW, Washington, DC (202) 667-2667 u street/african-american Civil War memorial/Cardozo This memorial is a sculpture commemorating the more than 208,000 African American soldiers who fought in the Civil War .
fdr memorial

8th & F Streets NW, Washington, DC (202) 633-1000 gallery pl-Chinatown The Smithsonian American Art Museum, is an unparalleled record of the American experience from the colonial period to today . Open daily 11:30 am–7:00 pm .
uniTed sTaTes holoCausT memorial museum

Ohio Drive, Tidal Basin & the Potomac River, Washington, DC (202) 426-6841 smithsonian A 7 .5-acre site, the memorial depicts the 12 pivotal years of Franklin Delano Roosevelt’s presidency through a series of four outdoor gallery rooms . Open daily . Free admission .
frederiCk douglass naTional hisToriC siTe

100 Raoul Wallenberg Place SW, Washington, DC (202) 488-0400 smithsonian The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum is America’s national institution for the documentation, study, and interpretation of Holocaust history . Free passes required, available online at www .ushmm .org . Open daily 10:00 am–5:30 pm, last admission at 4:30 pm .

1411 W Street SE, Washington, DC (202) 426-5961 anacostia The Frederick Douglass National Historic Site preserves the last residence of Frederick Douglass (1818 -1895), one of the most prominent African-American leaders of the 19th century . Tours required . Reservations required for groups of 10 or more . Open daily 9:00 am–4:00 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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vieTnam veTerans memorial

23rd Street and Independence Avenue NW, Washington, DC (202) 426-6841 foggy bottom-gWu This grand monument overlooks the Reflecting Pool, the Washington Monument and the U .S . Capitol . Inside, the 19-foot marble statue of the 16th president is flanked by inscriptions of his Second Inaugural Address and the famous Gettysburg Address . Open daily . Park Ranger in attendance 8 am–midnight . Free admission .
marine Corps memorial iWo Jima sTaTue

Constitution Avenue & Henry Bacon Drive NW, Washington, DC (202) 634-1568 foggy bottom-gWu The black granite walls of this moving V-shaped memorial are inscribed with the names of more than 58,209 Americans missing or killed in the Vietnam conflict . Open daily 24 hours .
vieTnam Women’s memorial

Route 50 near Arlington, Virginia National Cemetery (703) 289-2500 rosslyn One of the largest bronze statues ever cast, this memorial commemorates all the marines who have died in battle since 1775 . Open daily 24-hours . Free admission .
korean War veTerans memorial

21st Street & Constitution Avenue NW, Washington, DC (202) 426-6841 foggy bottom-gWu Located in a grove of trees across from the Vietnam Veterans Memorial, this 2,000-pound bronze statue by Santa Fe-based sculptor Glenna Goodacre depicts 3 service women and one wounded soldier supported by sandbags . Open daily 24 hours .
WashingTon monumenT

Independence Avenue at the Lincoln Memorial, Washington, DC (202) 426-6841 foggy bottom-gWu Built by the Korean War Veterans Memorial Advisory with $18 million in donated funds, features a sculptured column of soldiers arrayed for combat and a 164-foot mural wall . Open daily, 24 hours . Free admission .
naTional shrine of The immaCulaTe ConCepTion

15th Street & Constitution Avenue NW, Washington, DC (202) 426-6841 smithsonian Visitors wishing to reserve Washington Monument tickets should call (800) 967-2283 . Free same day timed tickets are available beginning at 8:30 am at the 15th street kiosk . Open daily 9:00 am– 5:00 pm .
Women in miliTary serviCe for ameriCa memorial

400 Michigan Avenue NE, Washington, DC (202) 526-8300 brookland-Cua Roman Catholic Shrine containing the largest collection of contemporary Christian art in the U .S . Regularly scheduled mass . Free tours . Book and gift shops . Open daily 7:00 am–6:00 pm .
naTional World War ii memorial

Arlington National Cemetery, 1 Memorial Drive, Arlington, VA (703) 892-2606 arlington Cemetery Monumental Washington’s only memorial to honor America’s 2 .5 million women who have served in the nation’s defense . Includes education center, exhibit gallery, theater, gift shop and register of women veterans’ stories . Free . Open daily 8:00 am–5:00 pm . Call in advance for more information .

17th Street & Independence Avenue NW, Washington, DC smithsonian This memorial honors the 16 million who served during WWII and those who supported the war effort from home . Open daily . Free admission .

Places of Interest

arlingTon naTional CemeTery

Arlington, Virginia (703) 607-8000 arlington Cemetery Arlington National Cemetery is home to more than 285,000 honored dead . Among the thousands of white headstones are

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the graves of President John F . Kennedy, Supreme Court Justice Thurgood Marshall, Joe Louis and the Tomb of the Unknowns . Open Saturday–Monday, 8:00 am–5:00 pm . Call in advance for Tuesday . Free Admission .
deCaTur house on lafayeTTe square

mounT vernon: george WashingTon’s esTaTe & gardens

South end of GW Parkway, 3200 Mount Vernon Memorial Highway, Mount Vernon, VA (703) 780-2000 Explore George Washington’s estate and discover 45 acres of family fun, hands-on activities, special tours, river cruises, farm animals, shopping, and dining . Open daily 9:00 am–4:00 pm .
library of Congress

1610 H Street NW, Washington, DC (202) 842-0920 farragut north or farragut West Decatur House (1818), designed by B .H . Latrobe, is one of the oldest surviving homes in Washington, DC . Visitors can take a guided tour and visit the Museum Shop . Open Saturday 10:00 am–5:00 pm, Sunday 12:00 pm–4:00 pm, closed Monday and Tuesday .
folger shakespeare library

101 First Street SE, Washington, DC (202) 707-8000 Capitol south or union station Visit the Thomas Jefferson Building, known for its magnificent 19th Century architecture and decoration and changing historical exhibitions . Open Saturday and Monday 8:30 am–4:30 pm, closed Sunday and Tuesday .
naTional zoologiCal park

201 E. Capitol Street SE, Washington, DC (202) 675-0375 Capitol south Union Station Home to the world’s largest Shakespeare collection, the Folger is a major international center for scholarly research and a venue for exhibitions, literary programs, and the performing arts . Open Saturday from 9:00 am–noon, closed Sunday, open Monday from 8:45 am–4:45 pm, closed Tuesday . Guided 90-minute tour daily at 11:00 am (plus 1:00 pm Saturday only) . Free admission .
hisToriCal soCieTy of WashingTon, dC

3001 Connecticut Avenue NW, Washington, DC (202) 633-4888 Woodley park-zoo/adams morgan, Cleveland park Enjoy thousands of exotic animals, educational animal demonstrations, the Asia Trail (where our giant pandas live!), and many other exhibits . Open daily . Building is open 10:00 am– 4:30 pm; Grounds are open 6:00 am–6:00 pm . Free admission . Weekend guided tours by appointment; call (202) 633-3025 or (202) 673-4823 (TTY) .
poTomaC park

801 K Street NW, Washington, DC (202) 383-1853 month vernon sq./7th st-Convention Center or gallery pl-Chinatown The Historical Society of Washington, DC is a center where history and heritage of the city are collected, preserved and shared, and offers various free programs including a library .
linColn park

North & South of Jefferson Memorial & Tidal Basin, Washington, DC (202) 485-9880 smithsonian West Potomac Park includes the Tidal Basin and the beautiful cherry trees . Open daily 6:00 am–midnight .
presidenT linColn’s CoTTage

11th & East Capitol Streets NE, Washington, DC (202) 690-5185 eastern market This historic park celebrates the abolition of slavery in the District of Columbia . The park features the Emancipation statue and the Mary McLeod Bethune statue .

Upshur Street North West at Rock Creek Church Road NW, Washington, DC (202) 829-0436 georgia avenue-petworth Abraham Lincoln and his family lived here for a quarter of his 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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The old posT offiCe pavilion

3545 Williamsburg Lane NW, Washington, DC (202) 895-6000 several stops, including Woodley park A rustic expanse of 1,754-acres surrounding Rock Creek and extending north to the District line . Includes Pierce Mill, Art Barn gallery, nature center, riding stables, tennis courts, a golf course, 30 picnic areas, playing fields and an extensive network of trails for walking, jogging and cycling .
ronald reagan building and inTernaTional Trade CenTer

1100 Pennsylvania Avenue NW, Washington, DC (202) 289-4224 federal Triangle This former post office houses shops and restaurants, daily entertainment and a dramatic view of the city from the 315-foot clock tower . Open 10:00 am–6:00 pm daily . Shops and international food court . The Tower Tour is offered daily . Free admission .
sT. maTTheW’s CaThedral

1300 Pennsylvania Avenue NW, Washington, DC (202) 312-1459 Judiciary square Come visit this contemporary building, home to the DC Visitor Information Center, a 18-eatery food court, impressive art and 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 request, reservations recommended .
sixTh & i hisToriC synagogue

1725 Rhode Island Avenue NW, Washington, DC (202) 347-3215 farragut north Established in 1840, St . Matthew’s is the mother church of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Washington . Open Saturday– Sunday 7:00 am–6:30 pm . Monday–Tuesday 8:00 am–1:00 pm . Guided tours by appointment .
supreme CounCil, 33° sCoTTish riTe of freemasonry

6th and I Street, Washington, DC (202) 408-3100 gallery place-Chinatown A breathtaking historic synagogue in the heart of Washington, DC It provides inspiring cultural and educational programs, as well as Shabbat and High Holiday services . Open Saturday, Sunday and Monday 9:00 am–5:00 pm, closed Tuesday .
The kreeger museum

1733 16th Street NW, Washington, DC (202) 232-3579 dupont Circle This building, headquarters of America’s largest fraternal organization, includes museums and a library . Open daily 8:00 am– 3:30 pm, free tours available .
Theodore roosevelT island

2401 Foxhall Road NW, Washington, DC (202) 337-3050 ext. 10 Tenleytown-au Includes works by Picasso, Monet, Van Gogh, Kandinsky, and Miro . Reservations required weekdays . Guided Tours, Open Saturday 10:00 am–4:00 pm, closed Tuesday . Free parking on grounds . Adults $10, seniors and students $7 .

Off the George Washington Memorial Parkway above Roosevelt Bridge (703) 289-2500 Congress designated this serene island as a memorial to President Theodore Roosevelt, early champion of conservation . It is accessible by footbridge from the parking lot, off the north-bound lane of the George Washington Memorial Parkway and includes a memorial plaza with a 17-foot statue of Roosevelt as-well-as nearly 2-miles of trails through forest and wetlands . Open daily 6:00 am– 7:00 pm . Closed Tuesday .
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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verizon CenTer

3501 New York Avenue NE, Washington, DC (202) 245-2726 stadium-amory A 446-acre living museum two miles from the Capitol: gardens, collections, bonsai museum, herb garden, azaleas, flowering cherry trees, and the original columns from the Capitol . Seasonal weekend tram tours and guided tours by appointment . Open daily 8:00 am– 4:30 pm . Closed Monday and Tuesday
union sTaTion

601 F Street NW, Washington, DC (202) 628-3200 gallery pl-Chinatown Verizon Center, the state-of-the-art sports and entertainment complex is home to the NBA’s Washington Wizards, the NHL’s Washington Capitals, the WNBA’s Washington Mystics & the Georgetown Hoyas Men’s Basketball team .
WashingTon naTional CaThedral

50 Massachusetts Avenue NE, Washington, DC (202) 289-1908 union station For nearly 100 years, Union Station has been the gateway to the nation’s capital . Every year, 29 million visitors enjoy shopping, entertainment, and an international variety of food in this Beaux Arts transportation hub . Visit www .unionstationdc .com for coupons . Open daily 10:00 am–6:00 pm .

3101 Wisconsin Avenue NW, Washington, DC (202) 537-6207 Tenleytown-au (1.3-mile walk) Gothic cathedral with dramatic architecture, magnificent stained glass, detailed carvings, gargoyles, and peaceful gardens . Offering worship, guided/audio tours, concerts, lectures, courses, programs, and gift shops . Group reservations required .
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 to local artists .

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The WashingTon balleT

3333 14th Street, NW, Washington, DC (202) 234-7174 Columbia heights Since its founding in 1976, GALA has been producing Spanish, Latin American and Latino theatre in both English and Spanish and presenting a diverse program of poetry, music and dance .
John f. kennedy CenTer for The performing arTs

3515 Wisconsin Avenue NW, Washington, DC (202) 362-3606 foggy bottom-gWu The Washington Ballet presents classical and contemporary ballet at the Kennedy Center and the Warner Theatre . Performance times vary . Tickets $29-$84 .
WashingTon performing arTs soCieTy

2700 F Street NW, Washington, DC (202) 467-4600 foggy bottom-gWu Nation’s performing arts center, presenting the best music, dance, theatre, international, and children’s programs in six theatres . Hours/prices vary . Free performances 6:00 pm daily . Free tours and free shuttle from metro .
The linColn TheaTre, (u sTreeT TheaTre foundaTion)

2000 L Street NW #510, Washington, DC (202) 833-9800 farragut north As one of the leading performing arts presenters in the nation, Washington Performing Arts Society annually presents more than 60 performances, including classical music, jazz, gospel, contemporary dance, and international music and art forms .

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 concerts, cultural events and visual arts performances .
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Music

WashingTon naTional opera

1321 Pennsylvania Avenue NW, Washington, DC (202) 628-6161 metro Center One of America’s oldest continually operating theaters features national tours of Broadway favorites, pre-Broadway shows and American premieres .
The TexTile museum

2600 Virginia Avenue NW, Suite 301, Washington, DC (202) 295-2400 foggy bottom-gWu Washington National Opera is recognized as one of the nation’s leading opera companies . Led by General Director Placido Domingo, WNO is the resident opera company of the John F . Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts .
Wolf Trap naTional park for The performing arTs

2320 S Street NW, Washington, DC (202) 667-0441 dupont Circle The Textile Museum features rotating exhibitions of historical and contemporary textiles and a Textile Learning Center that explores 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 .

1645 Trap Road, Vienna, VA (703) 255-1900 Wolf Trap presents a broad spectrum of performing arts programs, including pop, classical, country, dance, jazz and blues, year-round at both its beautiful national park setting and its smaller, more intimate indoor venue .

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Visitor Information Centers
Destination DC . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(202) 789-7000 (Washington, DC Convention & Tourism Corporation) DC Chamber of Commerce Visitors Center . . . . . . . .(202) 289-8317 Arlington Convention & Visitor Services . . . . . . . . . . .(800) 296-7996 Alexandria Convention & Visitors Association . . . . .(800) 388-9119 Montgomery County Conference & Visitors Bureau . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(877) 789-6904 Prince George’s Conference & Visitors Bureau . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(301) 925-8300

Taxicab Information
District of Columbia District of Columbia Taxi Cab Commission . . . . . . . . (202) 645-6018 Capital Cab . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (202) 545-8900 City Cab . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (202) 269-0990 Diamond Cab . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (202) 387-6200 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 surcharge for each additional passenger. DCtaxi .DC .gov . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (202) 645-6018 Maryland Barwood Cab . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (301) 984-1900 Virginia Diamond Cab (Alexandria) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (703) 549-6200 Red Top Cab (to Virginia) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (703) 522-3333 Yellow Cab (Alexandria) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (703) 549-2500 Yellow Cab (Arlington) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (703) 522-2222

Police, Fire and Ambulance
Ambulance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .911 Fire and Rescue . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .911 Emergency road service . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .311 Police 911 (emergency) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .911 Police (non-emergency) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .311 DC Emergency Management Agency . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(202) 727-6161 Deaf emergency . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(202) 963-4032 Alexandria Police . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(703) 838-4444 Poison Control . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(800) 222-1222 Arlington Police . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(703) 228-4040 Fairfax County Police . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(703) 691-2131 Falls Church Police . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(703) 241-5053 Maryland State Police . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(410) 653-4200

Car Rental
Avis . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (800) 331-1212 Budget Rent-a-Car . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (800) 527-0700 Dollar . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (800) 800-3665 Hertz . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (800) 654-3131

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District of Columbia Children’s Hospital . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(202) 476-5000 George Washington Medical Center . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(202) 715-4000 Georgetown University Hospital . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(202) 444-2000 Howard University Hospital . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(202) 865-6100 Sibley Memorial . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(202) 537-4000 Washington Hospital Center . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(202) 877-7000 Maryland Holy Cross Hospital . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(301) 754-7000 Montgomery General Hospital . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(301) 774-8882 Suburban Hospital . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(301) 896-3100 Virginia Inova Alexandria Hospital . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(703) 504-3000 Virginia Hospital Center . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(703) 558-5000 Inova Fairfax Hospital . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(703) 776-4001

Train Reservations and Information
Amtrak/Metroliner . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(800) 872-7245 Local (Union Station) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(202) 484-7540

Metro Information Lines
Metrorail . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(202) 637-7000 Lost and Found . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(202) 962-1195 Transit Police . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(202) 962-2121

Bus Information
Greyhound/Trailways . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(800) 231-2222 Metrobus/rail . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(202) 637-7000

General Information Airlines
Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority . . . . . .(703) 417-8600 American Airlines . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(800) 433-7300 Continental Airlines . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(800) 523-3273 Delta & Northwest . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(800) 221-1212 United Airlines . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(800) 241-6522 USAirways . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(800) 428-4322 Mayor’s Office of Communications . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(202) 727-5011 Destination DC Office of PR/Communications . . . . .(202) 789-7099 Smithsonian Dial-A-Museum . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(202) 357-2020 Smithsonian Visitor Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(202) 633-1000 Ticketmaster . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(202) 397-7328 U .S . Capitol Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(202) 224-3121 Weather . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(202) 936-1212 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 National Republican Congressional Committee . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(202) 479-7000 National Republican Senatorial Committee . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(202) 675-6000 Republican Governors Association . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(202) 662-4140 There are two relay services for the deaf in the DC Metropolitan area: Sign Language Associates . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(800) 752-0071 CAPCOM . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(202) 224-7769 Lost Travelers Checks American Express . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(800) 221-7282 Citicorp . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(800) 645-6556

Washington, DC Hotels In addition to the official retail store, a number of hotels in the District are also selling Official Inaugural Merchandise . marriott Washington 1221 22nd Street NW, Washington, DC 20037 mayflower hotel 1127 Connecticut Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20036 omni shoreham 2500 Calvert Street NW, Washington, DC 20008 JW marriott 1331 Pennsylvania Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20004 hilton Washington 1919 Connecticut Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20009 marriott Wardman 2660 Woodley Road NW, Washington, DC 20008 Hotel Retail Hours: Saturday, 2:00 pm–6:00 pm Sunday, 8:00 am–6:00 pm Monday–Tuesday, 8:00 am–6:00 pm Wednesday, 8:00 am–12:00 pm Official Online Retail Store No time to get to the store or a hotel? Check out www .pic2009 .org and click on Inaugural Store where you can see all the available merchandise from the convenience of your home .

Inaugural Commemorative Information
The inauguration of Barack Obama will go down in history as one of the most momentous occasions Americans have ever witnessed . And for those who want to own a piece of history, the Presidential Inaugural Committee has provided a variety of accessible options, regardless of your schedule or your location . The official inaugural store 625 E Street NW Washington, DC 20004 Hours: Saturday – Wednesday, 8:00 am–10:00 pm 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 Change” designer merchandise . No matter your budget, there is something for everyone and its convenient downtown location makes this a great place to shop for all of your inaugural collectibles .

Editor’s note
The information included in this guide is correct to the best of our knowledge as of January 11, 2009. It is possible that changes may have occurred since then. Please consult your hotel concierge, visitor information bureaus, and local newspapers for updates.

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