Obama and his family will start their daylong journey on Jan. 17 with an event in Philadelphia. Then they'll board the train and pick up Vice President-elect Joe Biden and his family in Wilmington, Del., about 30 miles south.
The group will make another stop in Baltimore before arriving in Washington.
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Lincoln also rode to his swearing-in on a train from Philadelphia, making stops along the way.
Obama will take office Jan. 20.