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Twilight Tattoo

Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall, Sheridan Avenue, Arlington, VA
+1 202-685-2888
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A Hidden Must See!

Was a long walk to the Myer Base, and once you find the entry point its better but the walking... read more

Reviewed 11 June 2016
HickoryPines
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Austin, Texas
The Marine Corps Tattoo is a special treat at Iwo Jima

Occasionally, the Commandant's own band and the drill company from the Marine Barracks perform... read more

Reviewed 8 June 2016
cmg3
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va
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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. 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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Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall, Sheridan Avenue, Arlington, VA
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Reviewed 11 June 2016

Was a long walk to the Myer Base, and once you find the entry point its better but the walking distance is worth the effort. Get there early if at all possible so there is space in the stands - I ended up standing the...More

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Reviewed 8 June 2016

Occasionally, the Commandant's own band and the drill company from the Marine Barracks perform their evening tattoo at the Iwo Jima Memorial. It is a free event, open to the public. Times and dates are to be found at the website for the Marine Barracks...More

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Reviewed 2 June 2016

This was great! Entertaining and educational as well. You can sit in the stands or take a picnic blanket and chairs to sit on the grass. We sat on the grass and where we were up close and able to get great photos. A great...More

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Reviewed 23 May 2016 via mobile

Something everyone should see at least once. It is on a military base so plan accordingly to get through the check point. Make sure to have an I.D. with you. It is very loud at times so if you have anyone in the family who...More

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Reviewed 6 April 2016

After a long and busy day exploring, this was the perfect way to sit and relax and watch a little bit of our nations history. Loved all of the symbolism, the cannons firing off, the silent drill team and the costumes. And the military personnel...More

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Reviewed 25 December 2015

These ceremonies are free and usually held on summer evenings and should be included to your visit to Fort Myer if time permits. Similar programs are part of welcome programs at the White House and Pentagon functions. Well worth seeing, but not exactly a 'destination'...More

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Reviewed 15 December 2015

I'm a military officer and really enjoyed this performance--but you don't have to be in the military to get a huge kick out of it. There's nothing quite like it. Bring something to sit on and a snack to enjoy. The view is almost as...More

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Reviewed 9 September 2015

We were a little surprised then we got there and it was being held indoors (likely due to weather predictions). Unfortunately, that meant limited seating at the "front" of the production--the people sitting center front were military higher ups. It was very entertaining for the...More

Thank Kristen L
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Reviewed 3 September 2015

This is one of the must see things in Washington DC. A well put together, high energy performance of our nations past and present. It was the best part of my trip. This will keep the whole family attention. It brought tears to my eyes...More

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Reviewed 13 August 2015

This is a nice performance worthy of attendance. Watching the Old Guard and hearing the Army Band makes this show a must see while in D.C.

Thank Jim B
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dawn j
24 July 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
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Gary B
26 May 2016|
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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
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