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Address: Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall, Sheridan Avenue, Arlington, VA
Phone Number:
+1 202-685-2888
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Wed 19:00 - 20:00
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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Twilight Tattoo is an hour-long, live-action military pageant featuring...

Twilight Tattoo is an hour-long, live-action military pageant featuring Soldiers from The 3rd U.S. Infantry Regiment (The Old Guard) and The U.S. Army Band "Pershing's Own." Experience a glimpse into American history through performances by The U.S. Army Blues, vocalists from The U.S. Army Band Downrange and U.S. Army Band Voices, The Old Guard Fife and Drum Corps, and The U.S. Army Drill Team.

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Patriotic Show performed by the U.S. Army

It's a patriotic show performed by the soldiers of the Old Guard. The show is usually performed every Wednesday from May till August. It features current active duty military... read more

Reviewed 2 February 2017
Rebecca1296
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Munich, Germany

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Munich, Germany
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26 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 February 2017

It's a patriotic show performed by the soldiers of the Old Guard. The show is usually performed every Wednesday from May till August. It features current active duty military personell perfuming in uniforms from every American War. All in all the show takes about one hour and afterwards you get the chance to take pictures with the participants.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 February 2017

The US Army soldiers posted to Fort Myer put this show on, and the pageantry of history and talent cannot be equaled in the DC area--plus, it's free! Held on a beautiful hillside overlooking Washington, DC, the Tattoo includes not only traditional tattoo activities (close order drill, military band, marching), but also contemporary song and dance numbers, horses, and canons!... More 

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palm beach gardens,florida
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155 reviews
27 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 125 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 February 2017

Whenever my husband and I attend a conference in DC every June, we always ensure that Twilight Tattoo is on our agenda. We go with a large group and it is very enjoyable to say the least.

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Arlington, Virginia
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152 reviews
57 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 February 2017 via mobile

We went to this several years ago (Tripadvisor does not give that as a date option). We and our three children, who were preteen or younger at the time, highly enjoyed the evening. Fun for history buffs, military buffs, and anyone who just needs a patriotism boost. Great music too.

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Thank vkbrennan
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76 reviews
60 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 January 2017

GREAT performance by real soldiers who are veterans of recent battles, paying tribute to their prdecessors by donning period uniforms and reenacting scenes from every major war since the American Revolution; plus inspiring band music and awe-inspring Drill Team routines. Before going, visit the website to learn which gate(s) provide access to the base for civilian visitors, what ID must... More 

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Coshocton, Ohio
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80 reviews
44 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 October 2016

This is a patriotic show that is a must see. It features military personnel in uniforms from every American war from the Revolutionary War to the present War on Terror. Very informative and good for every age.

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Springfield, Virginia
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101 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 September 2016

We were highly impressed by The Old Guard Fife and Drum Corp; wow! Simply stunning renditions of many historic and patriotic songs - highly recommended!

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Arlington, Virginia
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152 reviews
57 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 August 2016

This is an interesting experience that you will not get anywhere else. I was not too intrigued to begin with but am so glad we went. Seeing the history of our military was both entertaining, educational and inspiring.

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Kissimmee, Florida
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36 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 August 2016

The Twilight Tattoo a military spectacle featuring music, singing and members of the armed services in uniforms from the Revolutionary War to the present.

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DC metro area
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21 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 July 2016

Walk through the history of the Army with music and words of soldiers past, soldiers dressed in uniform from our country's early days to now, and precision bayonet exhibition. Musicians from the Army Band and other ensembles and Old Guard Fife and Drum Corps are fabulous. Drummers from the Corps are particularly spectacular as are the bayonet-wielding/twirling members of the... More 

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