Twilight Tattoo
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 live military event 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 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.


When and where do performances take place?

  • Twilight Tattoo is presented May-July on Wednesday evenings on Summerall Field on Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall in Virginia.

Who is invited?

    • This event is free of cost and open to the public.

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?

Do I need to register my large group?

      • Yes, you will register through Eventbrite by selecting the “Group” registration feature once tickets are available.

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.