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Inauguration 101: The parade
Calvin Coolidge (back seat left) and his successor, Herbert Hoover, ride to the Capitol for Hoover's inauguration in March 1929.
Do I need a ticket to go to the parade? There are free tickets distributed to sit in the bleachers and reserved areas to watch the parade, but few are available. The parade goes down Pennsylvania Avenue and for the first time, more standing space is available to the public. There is no official start time for the parade; it starts once the private ceremony for the departing president ends.
Can I go to both the ceremony and the parade? It's not likely, because of the huge crowds, Florman said. All the open spots will probably be filled long before the parade starts.
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