Field Trip Opportunities
There are many opportunities for schools to experience elements of the U.S. Army Military District of Washington and the U.S. Army while visiting the nation’s capital. While we have transitioned to virtual events during the COVID-19 pandemic, we
look forward to you safely joining us in the future.
View our Event Calendar
View all of our upcoming events for more details on what concerts and programming. Many of our annual events are still available virtually.
Attend a Twilight Tattoo
Twilight Tattoo performances are conducted on select dates May-July. Twilight Tattoo was virtual for 2020.
Twilight Tattoo is an hour-long, live-action military pageant featuring Soldiers from the 3d U.S. Infantry Regiment (The Old Guard) and The U.S. Army Band "Pershing's Own." Students will 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 U.S. Army Old Guard Fife and Drum Corps, and The U.S. Army Drill Team.
Make group reservations for Twilight Tattoo 2021.
U.S. Army Caisson Stables Tour
The U.S. Army Caisson Stables are currently closed to the public due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Request a tour of the U.S. Army Caisson Stables at historic Joint Base Myer – Henderson Hall and meet the
horses, men, and women who have the distinct honor and responsibility of carrying service members to their final resting place in Arlington National Cemetery. Learn the history of the caissons and the traditions of military funerals and ceremonies
while touring the barn, leather shop and farriery.
Please submit a request form to schedule a tour.
Tomb of the Unknown Soldier Briefing
Access to the Memorial Amphitheater and the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier is closed to the public due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Historically, briefings have been conducted Monday through Friday at 10:15am and
2:15pm in the Memorial Amphitheater. When the Amphitheater reopens and briefings resume, this information will be updated.
Please submit a request form to schedule a briefing.
The U.S. Army Band “Pershing’s Own” Rehearsals
Field trips opportunities are currently suspended due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Tour Group Coordinators and Music Educators may request to bring groups of students to observe the different elements in rehearsals. They
will receive a video presentation outlining the history of army bands, an introductory Q&A session, private rehearsal observation, a chance to personally interact with members of the unit specifically related to the students’ interests,
and leave with Army Band memorabilia!
For more information on any of these opportunities, or to schedule an Army Band educational outreach event, please contact Army Band Operations.
National Museum of the United States Army
The National Museum of the United States Army is the first and only museum to tell the history of the Army in its entirety. Education is one of the essential elements of the Museum’s mission. Rooted firmly in the Museum’s collections, education
program elements are designed with the goal of creating unique, relevant and engaging experiences for our visitors. The Museum places a special emphasis on educational themes related to Army values, history and innovation.
From traditional curriculum to self-guided activities for classroom or home, the Museum will continue to shape virtual learning assets for visitors of all ages over time. The virtual resource library is in its early stages with curated content being added
each month to include free resources and activities to support a range of subjects and age groups.
Admission is free, but timed-entry tickets are required. Please visit the NMUSA website for more on their education programs.