2020 MILITARY EVENTS IN WASHINGTON DC
Most of the military events in DC listed below are in the evenings. They’re ideal to add to an afternoon tour and early evening Officer’s Club dinner. Contact us to work your favorite event into a tour. Due to COVID-19, we cannot guarantee that these previously scheduled events will take place at the time and date noted.
- Sat 7th, 10:00-4:00 PM. Grant Hall Open House at Fort McNair. Visit the actual trial courtroom of the Lincoln conspirators. Only open four times per year and an ideal addition to the Booth Escape Tour or Civil War in Washington Tour.
- Wed 11th, 9:00AM. Veterans Day at the World War II Memorial
- Wed 11th, Grand Opening of the US Army Museum at Fort Belvoir
- Fri 27th and Sat 28th, 5:30-9:00PM. Candlelight Tours of Mount Vernon.
- Fri and Sat 4th, 5th, 11th, 12th, Sun 20th, 5:30-9:00pm. Candlelight Tours of Mount Vernon.
- Fri and Sat 18th and 19th, 5:30-8:30PM. Illuminations at Mount Vernon.
- Mon 7th, 12:53PM. Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day. World War II Memorial
- Sat 12th, 4:30PM. Christmas Caroling at the World War II Memorial
The Annual Cherry Blossom Parade has been cancelled.
- Apr 5th, 2020. America’s First Veterans: Explores the roots of Revolutionary War Veterans. Anderson House
- Jan 1st, 2021. Americans and the Holocaust. United States Holocaust Museum An exhibit that shows how the Depression, racism, and anti-Semitism in America helped shape responses to the rise of Nazi Germany.
- Jan 1st, 2021. Mark Bradford’s installation of eight abstract paintings inspired by artist Paul Philippoteaux’s 19th century cyclorama depicting the Pickett’s charge at the Battle of Gettysburg.
- Sep 30th 2022. Americans. An exhibition of 350 objects and images the explores American Indian names and images including the Trail of Tears, the Tomahawk missile, and the Battle of Little Bighorn.
- The Price of Freedom. Americans at War. An ongoing exhibit at the National Museum of American History.
- Medical Care for the Civil War Soldier. Fort Ward, VA. The most pristine exhibit in America of period medical tools, instruments, and equipment.
Fun Fact!: John Philip Sousa, a famous director of the US Marine Band, wrote many of his well known marches at the US Marine Corps Barracks. You can tour the Marine Corps Barracks on our US Marine Corps Tour.