U.S. President-elect Barack Obama and Vice President-elect Joe Biden will travel to their historic swearing-in ceremony by train to kick off a series of events for inauguration week.
Organizers said Obama and his family will begin the day-long journey on Jan. 17 with an event in Philadelphia. He’ll then board a train and travel to Wilmington, Delaware, where he’ll pick up the vice president-elect and his family, before they head to Baltimore, and finally Washington D.C.
Organizers say the rail trip is the “final leg” of Obama’s journey that began on the steps of the Old State Capitol in his home state of Illinois, to end on the steps of the U.S. Capitol, where he will be sworn in Jan. 20.
Event planners also say the trip will help make the inauguration more accessible for those who cannot travel to the nation’s capital, where large crowds are expected to attend the event.