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Twilight Tattoo

Open today: 6:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
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Old guard

Superb show, dynamic and exciting. Old Guard Fife and Drum Corps excellent. Improving historical... read more

Reviewed July 25, 2018
Joop A
Middelburg, The Netherlands
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Awesome show

Great show by the Army band. We went on a day when it was supposed to rain so we saw it inside... read more

Reviewed July 16, 2018
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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...more
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Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall, Sheridan Avenue, Arlington, VA
+1 202-685-2888
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Reviewed July 25, 2018 via mobile

Superb show, dynamic and exciting. Old Guard Fife and Drum Corps excellent. Improving historical awareness elegantly.

Thank Joop A
Reviewed July 16, 2018

Great show by the Army band. We went on a day when it was supposed to rain so we saw it inside. Awesome look at American military history and a lot of fun!!

Thank Jammerdos
Reviewed July 12, 2018 via mobile

We took friends with an 11 yr old boy and it was truly a highlight of their Washington DC visit! Everyone was so friendly and accommodating. Enjoyed going out and getting pictures with the personnel who really were so pleasant to visitors. The pictures our...More

Thank 690CT
Reviewed May 21, 2018

It was so nice to watch the incredibly talented Army soldiers on bugles and band doing their craft in traditional craft with traditionally dressed soldiers. Highly recommended and makes your patriotic pride swell!

Thank IamLuving2Travel
Reviewed May 11, 2018

Not being American I found the Twilight Tattoo very informative and a bit of an insight into American history. It was a good night, entertaining and great to see a lot of students there.

Thank Barry H
Reviewed August 8, 2017

One evening....was a performance of Twilight Tattoo (Revelry) Multiple marching military corps, re-enactments, LIVE. musket firings....machine guns, ect. ALL in a huge building. ( big doors opened...so we knew...gunfire was coming.

Thank Harvey C
Reviewed February 2, 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...More

Thank Rebecca1296
Reviewed February 2, 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...More

Thank Debra L
Reviewed February 2, 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.

Thank andrea
Reviewed February 1, 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...More

Thank vkbrennan
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dawn j
July 24, 2018|
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Response from 690CT | Reviewed this property |
Agree with the answer above. I didn't know about an indoor venue. We brought a picnic dinner and enjoyed the pre-festivities music. Security at the event was reasonable for all guests. I believe we were there 1 hour ahead of... More
Gary B
May 25, 2016|
Response from Nikki J | Reviewed this property |
Twilight Tattoo 2016 Schedule The 2016 Twilight Tattoo showcase will begin May 4 and run through August 3, every Wednesday with the exception of July 6 and 13. There will be no Twilight Tattoo scheduled for July 6 and... More