Loading Events

Taps at the Tower

Archived

Less than 10 minutes

Brought to you by

National WWI Museum and Memorial

Cost

Free

Add to my List

Taps, a musical piece sounded at dusk and at funerals, has a rich and storied history in the United States. It has long been associated with the U.S. Military, and is often played at civilian events around the country.

The National WWI Museum and Memorial presents the ninth annual Taps at the Tower each evening at sunset (8:45 p.m.) from Sunday, June 18 – Saturday, June 24, 2023.

People are invited to come and use the grounds each evening, have a picnic, play games and enjoy the outdoors. At sunset, people will gather at the Liberty Memorial Tower to experience Taps being played during a brief, moving ceremony. The event will occur rain or shine. In the event of inclement weather, the ceremony will be moved to the Paul Sunderland Bridge inside the Museum and Memorial.

Activity Type:

Social Activity, Solo Activity, In Person, Outdoor

Level:

beginner-friendly

Share On

Dive Deeper

PreserveCast, a Podcast about Historical Preservation

PreserveCast, a Podcast about Historical Preservation

By Preservation Maryland

  • Anytime/On Your Own
Explore the “Race: Are We So Different?” Virtual Exhibit
Dive Into the Making of the Constitution

Dive Into the Making of the Constitution

By George Washington’s Mount Vernon

  • Anytime/On Your Own
Be Washington: Play Online

Be Washington: Play Online

By George Washington’s Mount Vernon

  • Anytime/On Your Own
Benjamin Hance Lynching Memorial Exhibit at the Old Jail Museum

Benjamin Hance Lynching Memorial Exhibit at the Old Jail Museum

By St. Mary’s County Museum Division

  • Anytime/On Your Own
Redlining in Boston: From Slavery to $8 in 400 Years

Redlining in Boston: From Slavery to $8 in 400 Years

By Massachusetts Historical Society

  • Anytime/On Your Own