Newseum To Host Exclusive 2017 Presidential Inauguration Celebration Experience

Inaugural parade

President Barack Obama’s motorcade proceeds down Pennsylvania Avenue towards the Inaugural parade reviewing stand at the White House on Jan. 21, 2013. (Maria Bryk/Newseum)

On Jan. 20, 2017, to celebrate the inauguration of the 45th president of the United States, the Newseum will host an all-inclusive Presidential Inauguration Celebration Experience from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. The Newseum will offer an exceptional vantage point on Pennsylvania Avenue as President-elect Donald Trump takes the oath of office at the U.S. Capitol and then leads the inaugural parade past the Newseum to the White House.

Tickets go on sale to the public at 9 a.m. EST on Nov. 30 for $500 per person, but Newseum annual members and Corporate and Foundation partners will have priority access to purchase tickets beginning at noon EST on Nov. 14 for a discounted price of $350.

As guests enjoy views of the nation’s capital and watch the inaugural parade pass directly in front of the Newseum’s glass exterior, the festive atmosphere inside will feature music, activities and patriotic prize giveaways. Tickets to the Newseum’s 2017 Presidential Inauguration Celebration Experience include a full-day’s menu of signature dishes by Wolfgang Puck Catering: a continental breakfast, buffet lunch, afternoon dessert favorites of past presidents and celebratory cocktails throughout the day.

The celebration also will feature special programs with journalists and newsmakers as they discuss the 2016 election and the key issues facing the 45th president. Guests will have full access to the Newseum’s 15 galleries and 15 theaters, and curators will offer gallery talks and share behind-the-scenes stories about the Newseum’s extensive collections.

Members of the public who would like to purchase tickets during the priority access window are encouraged to join the Newseum by Nov. 13 to take advantage of the discounted member price. Beginning at noon EST on Nov. 14, members may purchase tickets at the discounted price of $350. At 9 a.m. EST on Nov. 30, full-price tickets will be available for $500 for both Newseum members and the public. For more details regarding tickets, please click here, or view our list of frequently asked questions.

Two previous inaugural celebrations at the Newseum have sold out quickly, and the 2017 celebration is expected to reach capacity.


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