Washington: Donald Trump will cap an extraordinary and improbable run for the White House when he takes the reins from President Barack Obama at mid-day, launching the nation into uncharted waters.
Timeline of Friday's events as Donald Trump is inaugurated president of the United States (all times EST):
Before The Ceremony
8:30 a.m.: Donald and Melania Trump attend service at St. John's Church
9:40 a.m.: President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama welcome the Trumps to the White House
9:45 a.m.: Obamas host a coffee and tea reception for the Trumps.
10:30 a.m.: Trumps, Obamas leave White House for U.S. Capitol
At The Capitol
11:16 a.m.: Sen. Roy Blunt, Inaugural Committee Chairman, delivers opening remarks
11:21 a.m.: Timothy Michael Cardinal Dolan, Rev. Dr. Samuel Rodriguez and Pastor Paula White-Cain deliver invocations
11:30 a.m.: Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer delivers remarks
11:35 a.m.: Vice Presidential oath is administered by Associate Justice Clarence Thomas
11:47 a.m.: Presidential oath is administered by Chief Justice John Roberts
11:51 a.m.: President Donald Trump delivers inaugural address
12:12 p.m.: Rabbi Marvin Hier, Rev. Franklin Graham and Bishop Wayne T. Jackson deliver benedictions
12:18 p.m.: Jackie Evancho performs the National Anthem
After The Ceremony
12:30 p.m.: Obama departs by helicopter from East Front
12:54 p.m.: President's Room signing ceremony
1:08 p.m.: Luncheon
2:35 p.m.: Review of the troops
3 p.m.: Parade from the Capitol to the White House
7 p.m.: Inaugural balls get underway...