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The Pentagon

1400 Defense Pentagon, Washington DC, DC 20301-1400
+1 703-571-3343
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The headquarters of the United States Department of Defense are housed in the massive Pentagon, whose five wedge-shaped sections represent the five branches of the U.S. Armed Forces.
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1400 Defense Pentagon, Washington DC, DC 20301-1400
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"walking backwards"
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"office building"
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"honor guard"
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"memorial chapel"
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"military history"
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"armed forces"
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"great tour"
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Reviewed 2 days ago

This is a very sombr place to visit as these people lost their lives on the aeroplane attack on the pentagon ( 9/11). It was full of students walking around in groups it is free to walk around to understand the monuments the ones pointing...More

Thank supershark01
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Reviewed 5 days ago

So its the Pentagon so its not the easiest places to visit or tour. there are long lines and a lot of waiting before your tour begins. The place is always buzzing so its hard to hear the tour guide unless you are close. Don't...More

Thank scubadiver3000
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Waited two months for the tour of a life time. Unfortunately while walking through security at the buildings entrance, a uniformed police officer took an adult guest of mine to burn her “make America great again” hat. So disrespectful to share his personal political views...More

Thank Andrew G
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Reviewed 14 January 2018

We turned up too early for our tour but the lovely staff allowed us to enter before our allotted time and wait inside, in the warm! Mixed feelings really though about this place and what we saw of it. Tour felt a little rushed and...More

Thank Charlotte L
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Reviewed 13 January 2018

We applied to the Department of Defense to do the tour of the Pentagon. You should apply at least a couple of months before hand. You will be required to provide details. You will receive an email on if you can visit at a selected...More

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Reviewed 2 January 2018

It was 1979, when my father decided to take me to work with him. The building was enormous. I would have thought there would be plenty of space for all the workers. But, my father's office was basically a closet overstuffed with about 20 Majors....More

Thank Peter H
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Reviewed 27 December 2017

Having a family member in the military we got the VIP private tour but regardless, there is so much to learn about this unbelievable site. I didn't realize that within every corridor are historical displays loaded with historical facts, artwork, memorials. The September 11th chapel...More

Thank colucci0670
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Reviewed 22 December 2017 via mobile

Spend all day in a cube farm never see the sun light or breath fresh air until you leave. I mean they pretty much strip search you going inn but it’s like a giant museum the tour is worth the visit end effort.

Thank RedSoxDavid
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Reviewed 13 December 2017 via mobile

This was very interesting. We were fortunate to get a special tour so the group was smaller and we were able to see a lot more. The guide was great! She was Navy and From our hometown in Texas! She did a great job of...More

Thank renealy
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Reviewed 13 December 2017

Could not do the tour as we are English... Drive by and you get to appreciate its size.. Amazing if only from the outside

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Joanna489
20 February 2018|
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Response from Marc I | Reviewed this property |
My application took about a month. I would call and see if you can find out a status. Look for the Tour Information Desk online. This is well worth the tour if you can get clearance.
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mkarias1
4 January 2018|
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Response from Edward B | Reviewed this property |
The tour ran about an and hour. Rich with documented Department of Defense displays. the very size of this truly huge facility is stunning. We saw a vast amount of information. Most memorable for me was the composition of... More
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apatriot73
16 September 2017|
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Response from rld70 | Reviewed this property |
We did not need our passport but you can. They do require an enhanced driver's license if that is going to be used for ID.
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