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More than 150 bars and restaurants were allowed to stay open around the clock for inauguration.
One such bar, Madam's Organ Blues Bar in Adams Morgan, stayed open until 4 a.m. or later every night leading up to inauguration and had live music during the day.
BILL DUGGAN, Owner
President Obama danced in the street at the
High-end hotels offered suite packages with some pretty unusual amenities.
THE MADISON HOTEL INAUGURATION PACKAGE
personal town car and driver
$5,000 shopping spree at Brooks Brothers
dedicated social media butler
PARK HYATT PRESIDENTIAL SUITE
Saks Fifth Avenue personal stylist
in-suite couples' massage
VIP backstage tour of the Kennedy Center
THE RITZ-CARLTON INAUGURATION PACKAGE
two first class airline tickets
private tour of Washington D.C.
cupcake decoration party
MORRISON HOUSE'S INAUGURATION PACKAGE
covers up to 90 people in 45 rooms
car for guest use
silk pajamas and pillowcases monogrammed
with your initials and the inauguration date
HOTEL MADERA'S PACKAGE
an animal print robe embroidered with
the inauguration date
wine glasses etched with a donkey
inauguration "Survival Kits" with water,
hand warmers and ponchos
NATIONAL MUSEUM OF AMERICAN HISTORY
There was a live broadcast of the swearing-in ceremony at noon in Flag Hall on Inauguration Day, as well as several live performances the weekend before.
Also, presidential artifacts like Lincoln's top hat and FDR's microphone, as well as more than two dozen dresses worn by first ladies including Michelle Obama, were on display.
THE NATIONAL GALLERY OF ART
Roy Lichtenstein's print "The Oval Office" was installed in the gallery's East Building Auditorium lobby.
Many museums had special exhibits and events in honor of inauguration.
NATIONAL PORTRAIT GALLERY
A collection of presidential portraits were on display, and there were reenactors portraying George and Martha Washington and Abraham and Mary Lincoln.
Also, Shepard Fairey's hand-finished 'Hope' collage, made famous during the president's 2008 campaign, was on display.
On Inauguration Day, The Newseum hosted a live media coverage event, turning their front terraces along Pennslyvania Avenue into temporary studios for most major television networks.