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Address: Arlington Blvd., Arlington, VA 22211
Phone Number: 703-696-3944
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An important post of the Army's Signal Corps since the Civil War, Fort Myer...

An important post of the Army's Signal Corps since the Civil War, Fort Myer is home to the Army Chief of Staff and the Army's oldest active infantry regiment and was the site of the first military test flight.

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Twilight Tattoo during the Summer

While the fort is basically closed to the public, being an active military base, during the Summer they have a production called the Twilight Tattoo. Almost every Wednesday... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
Robert S
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Lawrence, Kansas

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Lawrence, Kansas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

While the fort is basically closed to the public, being an active military base, during the Summer they have a production called the Twilight Tattoo. Almost every Wednesday during the Summer there is a military show with lots of music, singers, troops from different eras, horses, drill teams, rifle and cannon fire(blanks) and military speeches. This is quite a show.... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Fort Myer remains an active US Army installation, thus only active duty, reservists, and retirees may access the base. The possible exceptions being for those attending military funerals being held at the base chapel. The final walk/funeral procession often starts from the base chapel and then proceeds directly into Arlington National Cemetery. Note, if you're on-base, you could also park... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Although some local groups have access, like a Fife and Drum Corps, and you can plan a funeral and a wake for a military relative here, most of this base are out of bounds for civilians. The base itself has a rather small Post Exchange, is very walkable, has both an enlisted and officer's clubs and other amenities, the architecture... More 

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Brooklyn
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The history of the United States Army in one hour. Soldiers march out onto the field in uniforms of the great battles in United States history from the Revolution to the Middle East. Get there early as you do have to go thru a security check and bleacher seating is limited. Don't forget to find, on the parade ground, the... More 

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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Fort Myer is a wonderful installation that is rich in history. It is also an active military installation with Soldiers living and working here. As such, will require additional time and coordination if you would like access. Be prepared to be searched...and impressed by some of the finest Soldiers the Army has.

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Washington, District of Columbia, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2016

Fort Myer is a Military installation very close to DC. I've been here for a funeral and a retirement ceremony.

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Martinsburg, West Virginia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2016

For those with strong gung ho feelings. Fort Myer is a nice little stop Well, okay, not so small. It is a most historical Army base. Here there are more than just soldiers marching around. Here you will find Brucker Hall where the Army's finest orchestra is based. You will find the Army horses you often enjoy in the many... More 

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Arlington, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2016

Pardon but I am a bit biased as I married a soldier who was serving here 3rd US Infantry Old Guard, Honor Guard. These men of the Old Guard are the the masters of ceremony- caisson to drill team. My husband of 30 years still critique's how a flag is folded! Wonderful base rich with history, from the Civil War... More 

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Chester, VT
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2016

It is squeaky clean and reflecting the solemnity of its mission from the moment you enter the gates. It honors our fallen!

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2016

This is a very small US Army post near DC. The architecture takes you back over 100 years. It is one of the best spots to see fireworks on 4th of July.

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