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2018 EVENTS IN AND AROUND WASHINGTON. MOST EVENTS BELOW ARE IN THE EVENINGS. IDEAL TO ADD TO AN AFTERNOON TOUR AND EARLY EVENING OFFICER’S CLUB DINNER. CONTACT US TO WORK YOUR FAVORITE EVENT INTO A TOUR.

JULY

  • Wednesdays, (except 4th and 11th) 7:00pm.  US Army Twilight Tattoo at Fort Myer.  The Army’s premier parade showcase.Mondays, 8:00 pm.  US Navy Band Concerts on the Capitol (West Lawn)
  • Tuesdays, 8:00 pm.  USAF Band Summer Concert Series (West Lawn of the Capitol)
  • Tuesdays, 7:30 pm.  US Navy Band Concerts on the Avenue.  US Navy Memorial.  Featuring a variety of musical genres and the US Navy Drill Team.
  • Tuesdays, 7:00 pm.  US Marine Band and Silent Drill Team – Sunset Parade at Lincoln Memorial
  • Fridays, 8:45 pm. US Marine Band and Silent Drill Team – The Evening Parade at Marine Barracks Washington
  • Fridays, 7:30 pm.  USAF Band Summer Concert Series at the USAF Memorial.
  • Saturdays, 7:00 pm.  USAF Band Summer Concert Series at the Plaza Stage National Harbor
  • Sat. 7th and 21st 10:00-11:00am. Specialty Tour: Enslaved Labor at the Tavern, Gadsby’s Tavern Museum.
  • Sat 14th and 28th, 10:00 AM – 11:00 PM. Specialty Tour: Hamilton BFF & Frenemies. Gadsby’s Tavern Museum. Tour the halls where Washington, Lafayette, Jefferson, Madison, & Burr partied and made history. Consider the ideas debated in the rooms where it happened…for some, but not for all.
  • 21st, 4:00 pm. The Civil War through an Artist’s Eyes at the Surratt House, Maryland.
  • 21st, 7:30 pm. US Marine Band – Summer Orchestra Series at NOVA

AUGUST

  • Mondays, 8:00 pm.  US Navy Band Concerts on the Capitol (West Lawn)
  • Tuesdays, 8:00 pm.  USAF Band Summer Concert Series (West Lawn of the Capitol)
  • Tuesdays, 7:30 pm.  US Navy Band Concerts on the Avenue.  US Navy Memorial.  Featuring a variety of musical genres and the US Navy Drill Team.
  • First two Tuesdays, 6:30 pm.  US Marine Band and Silent Drill Team – Sunset Parade at Lincoln Memorial
  • Fridays, 8:45 pm. US Marine Band and Silent Drill Team – The Evening Parade at Marine Barracks Washington
  • Fridays, 7:30 pm.  USAF Band Summer Concert Series at the USAF Memorial.
  • Saturdays, 7:00 pm.  USAF Band Summer Concert Series at the Plaza Stage National Harbor
  • Sat. 4th and 18th 10:00-11:00am. Specialty Tour: Enslaved Labor at the Tavern, Gadsby’s Tavern Museum.
  • Sat 4th, 10:00 – 4:00 pm.  Grant Hall contains the courtroom where the Lincoln conspirators were tried in the Spring of 1865.  It is only open to the public four times per year.  A must for Lincoln Assassination buffs and a fine add to the Booth Escape Tour.
  • Wed 8th, 7:00.  US Army Twilight Tattoo at Fort Myer.  The Army’s premier parade showcase.
  • Sat 11th and 25th, 10:00 AM – 11:00 PM. Specialty Tour: Hamilton BFF & Frenemies. Gadsby’s Tavern Museum. Tour the halls where Washington, Lafayette, Jefferson, Madison, & Burr partied and made history. Consider the ideas debated in the rooms where it happened…for some, but not for all.
  • Sat 18th, 7:30 pm. US Marine Band – Summer Orchestra Series at NOVA

SEPTEMBER

OCTOBER

  • Sat 6th, 4:00 pm. Bourbon: Sweet, Spicy, and Decadent at Surrat Tavern, Maryland.(advance registration is required)
  • Sun 7th, Army 10-Miler
  • Fri 5th- Sun 7th, 6:00pm-9:00pm. Fall Wine Festival and Sunset Tour at Mount Vernon. Enjoy live blues and spectacular views of the Potomac River at the Fall Wine Festival & Sunset Tour!
  • Sundays at 2:00 pm. US Marine Band – Fall Chamber Series at Sousa Band Hall
  • 20th-21st, 9:00am-5:00pm. Fall Harvest Family Days at Mount Vernon. Celebrate the autumn season with 18th-century activities at the Pioneer Farm.
  • Sun 28th, Marine Corps Marathon and 10K

NOVEMBER

  • 3rd, 9:00am-4:00pm. Horses and Hounds at Mount Vernon. Hear the echo of hunting horns and the thunder of horses’ hooves as Mount Vernon pays tribute to the greatest horseman of his age, George Washington!
  • 11th, 9:00am-4:00pm. Mount Vernon Salutes Veterans at Mount Vernon. In honor of our nation’s veterans, Mount Vernon admits FREE all active duty, former, or retired military personnel.
  • 28th – Dec 9th. Wed – Fri: 11 am-3 pm. Sat. & Sun.: 12-4 pm. An Old Fashioned Holiday – celebrate the Christmas of yesteryear amid period decorations. Surratt House, Maryland.

DECEMBER

  • Sat 1st, 4:00. US Marine Band – Holiday Sing-a-long at Wolf Trap

ONGOING

Through…

  • Fall 2018:  Nation to Nation.  Treaties Between the United States and American Indian Nations at the National Museum of the American Indian.
  • Sep 16th.   Anderson House.  Alexander Hamilton’s American Revolution.  This exhibition explores how Hamilton’s participation in the struggle for American independence helped to shape his vision for the new nation and its institutions.
  • Nov 11th, 2018.  Artist Soldiers:  An exhibit that examines artists who were recruited by the US Army and were considered the first true combat artists.  National Air and Space Museum.
  • Nov 29th, 2018.  My Fellow Soldiers.  Letters from World War I.  US Postal Museum
  • Jan 1st, 2019.  Echoes of the Great War:  American Experiences of World War I.  The Library of Congress
  • Jan 6th, 2019.  Remembering Vietnam Exhibit at the National Archives.
  • The Price of Freedom.  Americans at War.  An ongoing exhibit at the National Museum of American History.

Fun Fact!: The Marine Corps Barracks has been home to the United States Marine Band since 1801. Shortly after its formation, the band was requested to play for President John Adams at the Executive Mansion. This White House engagement began a tradition which became so established that today the names “Marine Band” and “President’s Own” are synonymous. You can tour the Marine Corps Barracks on our US Marine Corps Tour.

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