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The Pentagon

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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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Reviewed yesterday

I reserved this visit for our family. We had to submit a request(for reservation) in advance. I recommend to start your process about at least two months in advance. Instructions are in their website. We went in about thirty minutes or so in advance. You...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank SaraRock2017
Reviewed 1 week ago

As overseas visitors we had been unable to book a tour in advance, but after reading some of the reviews, that may not have been a bad thing. Anyway, because it is such a significant place, we took the Big Bus out there to "the...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank DirkW107
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We applied for a tour months in advance and was notified of acceptance about 2 weeks before leaving for the States. If you are fortunate to get offered a tour date then snap it up quick. The website more or less states you can not...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Ipkiss1066
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Our visit to the Pentagon was quite emotional. We visited at night, and the 911 Memorial was lit. I’m so glad we took our children and shared our personal experiences of where we were on 911. My kids couldn’t comprehend that normal people - just...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank TothTravellers
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Pentagon guides do a great job providing an overview of the rich history of the Pentagon. It would take days, strolling through the corridors to read and digest the inspiring stories of men and women who dedicated their lives to serving our Nation. If...More

Date of experience: April 2018
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I took the tour of the Pentagon and it is a powerful thing. I spent 7 hours in the building and couldn’t cover the entire building. Plus all the halls look the same. There is amazing art and detail in the building it is a...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Davin D
Reviewed 16 December 2018 via mobile

I found it quite amazing that the Pentagon was open for tours. I enjoyed seeing the inside of this large office building. It's so massive.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Carol B
Reviewed 15 December 2018 via mobile

We did not have time for a tour, but visited the Pentagon 9/11 Memorial. It was one of the saddest visits in my life which brought the memories of this terrible day back. I would go the the Pentagon for the 9/11 Memorial alone, but...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Noraatc
Reviewed 15 December 2018 via mobile

You have to contact the Pentagon directly on their website to schedule a tour 2-3 weeks out. The guided tour lasts an hour. They take security very seriously so follow all the rules they email to you. The Honor Guard Soldiers lead the tours in...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank lorrier967
Reviewed 15 December 2018 via mobile

Visiting Washington DC for the first time, we looked several months in advance to request a tour of the Pentagon. Our guide was a young USN Seaman assisted by a US Marine and provided a very informative and engaging commentary throughout our tour. The walls...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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2 October 2018|
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Response from kevin3821 | Reviewed this property |
I would check the website for the pentagon. But I believe you’ll be ok
22 September 2018|
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Response from Pauline B | Reviewed this property |
Uk citizens are welcome. Book online well in advance. You may not hear you have approval until last minute.
16 July 2018|
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Response from SnowBees | Reviewed this property |
No, there are no lockers. You can carry smaill purses (they will be searched on arrival) - details of prohibited items are on the tour page website. I notice the answer above states you cannot tour the building - this is... More