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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 6 July 2018 via mobile

We very much enjoyed our tour today, particularly by the high quality information from our dedicated female guide. She did a great job and answered all our questions. Thank you!

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Reviewed 6 July 2018

Booked this trip around the pentagon in April for a June visit. Told to arrive an hour before our allocated time, which we did, but this wasn't necessary as all we did was sit around for an hour & people arrived 15 minutes before allocated...More

Thank Pauline B
Reviewed 18 June 2018 via mobile

This is a beautiful memorial to remember those from 9/11 at the pentagon and on the plane. Each bench represents a person that lost their life. It starts with the youngest to the oldest. Very moving and touching. A must see

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Reviewed 13 June 2018 via mobile

You can schedule a tour online. Arrive via metro @ pentagon stop & pass through security. Tour takes about an hour & required walking over 1 mile. The corridors were lined with exhibits but couldn’t really be appreciated as we were walking too fast. The...More

1  Thank TravelingfromPace
Reviewed 1 June 2018

Non US citizens are allowed to take the Pentagon tour, subject to security checks of course - apply in advance via their website. Our guide was great, a young naval officer, full of facts and information all delivered while she walked backwards facing the group....More

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Reviewed 31 May 2018 via mobile

We were honor to be on a tour with our Taps family! All the guides were very respectful to our group! It was fun to watch the active duty soldier which was our tour guide to walk backwards! The pentagon has a lot of deep...More

Thank Jktchorne
Reviewed 27 May 2018 via mobile

We did not truly visited the Pentagon, it was a drive by only, but we were pleased simply to have a view of this building conglomeration that holds such a powerful place in the World.

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Reviewed 23 April 2018

After seeing so many times the movie No way out with Kevin Costner (the only movie filmed at Pentagon) I was really looking forward to see the inside of this building (the only one still allowed to visit if you are a foreigner as the...More

1  Thank TERRAvelista
Reviewed 19 April 2018

Crossing the Potomac from central Washington you’ll see this squat building on your right and from a distance it’s hard to get an understanding of just how large it is. Driving across the bridge planes fly low overhead to and from Reagan airport and you...More

Thank nnmercman
Reviewed 17 April 2018

We went here with our family, after giving them all of our personal info and getting approved. It is difficult to get to the physical entrance, unless you take the train. We ended up parking in a lot across the highway near the Pentagon Mall...More

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Christina S
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
Daniel O
22 May 2018|
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Response from Colette L | Reviewed this property |
No, we did not get to see the Hall of Heroes.
Margaret D
15 March 2018|
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Response from DrChipB | Reviewed this property |
Getting on the grounds still requires permission, except for the parking lot. As another suggested, visit the USAF monument up on the hill by the former Navy Annex for an overall view.