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The U.S. Army’s Twilight Tattoo will return to Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall for the 2022 summer season. Each show is scheduled to begin at 7 p.m. with pre-show music from The United States Army Band at 6:30 p.m.

All performances are free and open to the public. Tickets are not required.

Twilight Tattoo is an action-packed military pageant. The show features 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."

Twilight Tattoo is a time-honored tradition that provides a glimpse into history through the eyes of the American Soldier. The hour-long show demonstrates that U.S. Army history is America's history.

Music and military pageantry recognize and salute the service and sacrifice of U.S. Army Soldiers and Families, past and present. Short theatrical vignettes highlight the courage of the American Soldier, the innovation of the military, and the professionalism of the force.

Twilight Tattoo's history dates back to the years before World War II. The U.S. Army Military District of Army later revived the show in 1961 to showcase the talents of Soldiers from The United States Army Old Guard Fife and Drum Corps, The United States Army Drill Team, The Commander-in-Chief's Guard, The Continental Color Guard, U.S. Army Caisson Platoon, The Presidential Salute Battery, and The U.S. Army Band.

Twilight Tattoos will be held on Summerall Field, JBM-HH

  • Wednesday, May 4 at 7 p.m.    
  • Wednesday, May 11 at 7 p.m.   
  • Wednesday, May 18 at 7 p.m.   
  • Wednesday, May 25 at 7 p.m.
  • Wednesday, June 1 at 7 p.m.     
  • Wednesday, June 8 at 7 p.m.     
  • Wednesday, June 15 at 7 p.m.  *Army Birthday Show with livestream*
  • Wednesday, June 22 at 7 p.m.
  • Wednesday, July 13 at 7 p.m.
  • Wednesday, July 20 at 7 p.m.
  • Wednesday, July 27 at 7 p.m.


  • This event is free of cost and open to the public.
  • No tickets are required to attend Twilight Tattoo.
  • For groups larger than 10, please e-mail to register.


  • 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.


  • Twilight Tattoo offers many opportunities for photos. We encourage you to take pictures of our Soldiers before, during and after performances and post on your social media using the hashtag #TwilightTattoo.


  • No pets are allowed.


  • 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.


  • Please note all adults 18+ will need to provide valid identification to enter. Let the gate guards know that you are attending Twilight Tattoo.
  • Pedestrians may access Fort Myer 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.


  • Please note all adults 18+ will need to provide valid identification to enter. Let the gate guards know that you are attending Twilight Tattoo.
  • Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall, Va., is located across the Potomac River from Washington, D.C., adjacent to Arlington National Cemetery.
  • 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.


  • 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.