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Winter has not been kind to many presidents and the inaugural committees in charge of coordinating the day's events. We have a list of the worst Inaugural Day weather.
Throughout the Presidential Inaugural Committee store in downtown D.C., shoppers from all over the world gather to claim their inauguration swag.
Before heading to Monday's swearing-in ceremony and parade, consider inauguration transportation carefully.
"We often look at American history, and presidential history, and how they parallel each other. It's a way we mark our story -- our national story," says Harry Rubenstein, curator with the Smithsonian's National Museum of American History.
There are enough people arriving by private planes for the inauguration that Dulles International Airport has to clear out space for them to park.
Despite late night unofficial inaugural balls, Metro won't run late.
The separation of church and state is unique to American democracy, but when it comes to celebrating the start of a president's term, God has played a role in nearly every inauguration since George Washington. And President Obama's second swearing-in will be no different.
Senate Sergeant at Arms Terry Gainer talks about the logistics that go into coordinating so many VIPs at the same time.
Many of us will line the parade route on Inauguration Day to be part of history, and some will try to document it with a smartphone. Here are some tips to help you out.
The 57th Presidential Inauguration Store, now open at 1155 F Street NW, sells tote bags, Champagne glasses and boxes of the ubiquitous button.