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Fifes and Drums March, Colonial Williamsburg

Williamsburg,  VA, USA, United States

Of the many theatrics and costumes that lend an air of authenticity (and sometimes creepiness) to the Revolution-era feel of this colonial town, the Fife and Drums marches might be the most colorful, and the most stirring. Starting at 5:30 pm -- best in the winter months when the sun has set and the streets, lit only by dim lamps and window light, are quite dark -- a band sets off down the main promenade, plays a series of period military compositions. Just try not to join the crowds who stream alongside and behind the band as it moves along, stopping for a firing of muskets and cannons.

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