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Educational Resources


Serving in our nation’s capital provides many learning opportunities for our service members and civilian staff. Our command is honored to share some of these experiences with you through our music education programs, field trip opportunities and other virtual resources.

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.

View our Events 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 is an hour-long, live-action military experience 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.

Registration for the 2024 Twilight Tattoo is not yet open. For more information, please visit Twilight Tattoo 2024

U.S. Army Caisson Stables Tour

Caisson Tours will be postponed for barn renovations beginning on 15JAN24

Tomb of the Unknown Soldier Briefing
Briefings are normally conducted Monday through Friday at 10:15am and 2:15pm in the Memorial Amphitheater. 

Please submit a request form to schedule a briefing.

The U.S. Army Band “Pershing’s Own” Rehearsals
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 visit Army Band Music Education Resources.

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 Digital Resources Library is ever-expanding 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.