Join us for a thrilling torch-lit march down Duke of Gloucester Street, as Colonial Williamsburg’s Fife and Drum Corps is joined by guest units from across the nation! Originally a signal for soldiers to return to barracks before curfew, tattoos evolved into elaborate displays of military music and displays. The Williamsburg Military Tattoo is a highlight of Drummers Call weekend, offering the rare opportunity to see multiple corps showcase their skills.
Dates & Times
Williamsburg Military Tattoo
Firing of the Noon Gun
The noon gun signaled a cessation of morning drills and work parties and a start to preparing the midday meal.
Open to the Public
Shoulder Your Firelocks!
Guests will engage in a military drill, learning the tactics and drill of the 18th-century soldier. Participating guests must be able to stand and move for at least 20 minutes. Open to ages 9-80.
Lafayette and the French Revolution
The Marquis de Lafayette saw two revolutions in his life. Learn about his role in the French Revolution.
Art Museums Admission