U.S. Army Military District of Washington

Twilight Tattoo

History through the eyes of the American Soldier

The U.S. Army’s Twilight Tattoo is an action-packed military pageant featuring Soldiers from the U.S. Army Military District of Washington’s ceremonial units, the 3d U.S. Infantry Regiment (The Old Guard) and The U.S. Army Band "Pershing's Own." The show features performances by The U.S. Army Blues, The U.S. Army Band Downrange, The U.S. Army Voices, The Commander-in-Chief’s Guard, The U.S. Army Old Guard Fife and Drum Corps, and The U.S. Army Drill Team. Twilight Tattoo is appropriate for school-age children and enjoyed by all ages! Learn more about the participating units and Twilight Tattoo history and stay tuned for details about the 2023 performances.

Thank you to everyone who attended a 2022 Twilight Tattoo performance!


When and where do performances take place?

  • Details for the 2023 schedule are coming soon, but Twilight Tattoo is presented May-July on Wednesday evenings on Summerall Field at Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall in Virginia.

Who is invited?

    • This event is free of cost and open to the public.
    • Our registration process is changing for 2023. Please check back soon for more details.

How do I get to Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall?

What should I wear?

    • Check the weather the day of the performance and dress comfortable.  Washington, DC area summers tend to be hot so dress accordingly to be comfortable in the heat.
    • More details on our attendance page about inclement of weather policy.

Can I buy food and drinks at the events?

      • There will be not be food or drink available for purchase. You may bring food and bottled water, but please be prepared to clean up after yourself.

What is a Twilight Tattoo Program like?

What is the COVID-19 Policy?

Do I still need to register my large group?

      • Please visit this page again soon as the registration process for our 2023 performances is changing. If you have questions, please send an e-mail.
      • Twilight Tattoo is free and open to the public. Tickets are not required, but please review the details regarding access to Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall listed on the Attendance page. 

Current Status

2023 Schedule

Location: Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall

Pre-Show: 6:30 p.m.

Show: 7:00 p.m.

Livestream: Check out previous shows


Quick Links

May 18, 2022 Twilight Tattoo




Participating Units

Military District of Washington

We will continue to follow DoD guidelines and CDC recommendations in order to ensure the safety of our Soldiers, Families, Department of the Army Civilians, Contractors, and our community. Updates to protocols will be added to this webpage and to our Facebook Page.