The first Inaugurations weren't in D.C.?
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George Washington was sworn in for the first time in New York City then again four years later in Philadelphia, where the first Congress originally met. John Adams was the first to take the oath in Washington, D.C., but Thomas Jefferson went back to Philadelphia for his two inaugural ceremonies.
In 1829, Andrew Jackson was the first president sworn in outside the U.S. Capitol. His ceremony took place on the East Side.
The ceremony didn't move to where it is now for another 152 years. Ronald Reagan was the first president to take his oath of office on the West Front of the Capitol.