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Weather Considerations

  • Twilight Tattoo performances may be moved or cancelled due to inclement weather, and that decision will be made by 1 p.m. on the day of the show.
  • When the show is moved indoors, it will be held in Conmy Hall (Bldg. 241) on Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall. This building is located across the street from Summerall Field and has limited seating.
  • For the official inclement weather decision, please call 202-685-2888, or visit Facebook, Twitter or our Twilight Tattoo Homepage

    IMPORTANT NOTE: Once our projected audience numbers reach the potential indoor seating capacity, we will inform those making group reservations about possible seating limitations should we encounter an inclement weather decision.

    For the official weather decision please call 202-685-2888. Information on performances will be updated by 1 p.m. on the day of the event.

    Weather updates will also be posted via:
    Twilight Tattoo Homepage
  • Please bring water to stay hydrated as the summer months of DC area weather are typically very hot and humid.


  • Bleacher seating is available on first-come, first-served basis. Grass seating is also available and we recommend you bring a blanket or lawn chairs.
  • Please e-mail us if you are a person with a disability and to make reasonable accommodations for seating.


  • Twilight Tattoo offers many opportunities to capture photo and video. We encourage you to take pictures of our Soldiers before, during and after performances and share your images on your social media using the hashtag #TwilightTattoo.


  • No pets are allowed.


  • While Twilight Tattoo can be fun for all ages, the show does include some loud noises, including salutes from the Presidential Salute Battery and gunfire (blanks) during the vignettes. Audience members who are sensitive to loud noise should bring ear plugs or other hearing protection.

Meeting the Soldiers

  • Selected Soldiers performing in the show will greet audience members as they arrive, and all will be available at the conclusion of the Tattoo to answer any questions and pose for photographs.

How do I get to the show?

Walking and Rideshare drop-off instructions:

  • Please note all adults 18+ will need to provide valid identification to enter.
  • Please do not plan to arrive prior to 5 p.m.
  • Those taking rideshares or taxis should plan to be dropped off outside of Henry Gate and enter as pedestrians.
  • Pedestrians may access Fort Myer only at the Henry Gate, which is at the intersection of N. Pershing Drive and Arlington Blvd. (Route 50)
  • Total distance from Courthouse Metro to Henry Gate is approximately .8 miles.
  • Henry Gate will open temporarily during Twilight Tattoo performances each Wednesday so that pedestrians/rideshare people can access the installation to attend the show.  

Map of Walking Directions

Driving Directions

  • Please note all adults 18+ will need to provide valid identification to enter.
  • Please do not plan to arrive prior to 5 p.m.
  • Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall, Va., is located across the Potomac River from Washington, D.C., adjacent to Arlington National Cemetery.
  • Non-DoD ID cardholders and all Twilight Tattoo traffic should plan to enter at Hatfield Gate on Washington Blvd. at South 2nd Street -- Main gate, open at all times. The address for Hatfield Gate is 2nd St. S, Fort Myer, VA, 22211.


    • Inside the Capital Beltway, 1-95 becomes 1-395. Proceed north toward Washington.
    • Take Exit 8A (7 miles inside the Beltway), marked "Washington Blvd., Route 27." Bear left on the ramp, following the signs.
    • Exit Washington Blvd. to the right at the exit marked "Fort Myer Only."


    • Proceed on 1-66 inside the Capital Beltway.
    • Take exit 64A "Route 495."
    • Exit onto Route 50.
    • Exit Route 50 onto 2nd St. S., continue to Fort Myer's Hatfield Gate.


    • From I-495, take exit 43-44 for VA-193/George Washington Memorial Parkway/Georgetown Pike toward Great Falls Virginia/Langley/Washington.
    • Take exit 43 for George Washington Memorial Parkway toward Washington.
    • Merge onto George Washington Memorial Parkway.
    • Take the exit toward 1-395 N/Lyndon B. Johnson/Memorial Grove/Pentagon. Keep right at the fork, follow signs for I-395 S and merge onto S. Washington Blvd/Route 27.
    • Merge onto S. Washington Blvd., then take the exit toward Fort Myer's Hatfield Gate.

    FROM D.C.:

    • Take 1-395 out of the city and into Virginia.
    • Pass the Pentagon and take Exit 8A for Washington Blvd.
    • Proceed on Washington Blvd and take exit marked "Fort Myer Only" on the right.