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The Pentagon: Tours & Tickets

Closed Now: 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
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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 2 days ago

I visited the Pentagon with a tour arranged for the 37th Armored Regiment reunion in DC. We had to provide security information before, wait in a long line at security, and provide security documents on site. After an hour of waiting in lines, we had...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank DMGAmes_Iowa
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We applied 3 months before arriving in Washington DC and did get places on the tour inside the Pentagon. The two officers who took us around were very correct and knowledgeable, as you would expect. The tour is a non-stop walking tour and there are...More

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank Paulette P
Reviewed 1 week ago

Before visiting the area, I had researched the likelihood of getting on a tour. ASI am not a US citizen it looked really difficult, verging on impossible. That’s understandable. So I knew that I could visit Pentagon Row shopping and at least walk thru to...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank BigMerk
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Finding out where to park and where to go was a royal pain. Get that squared away before you spend forever driving around. Once inside and through security, it was quite impressive. Tour guides are active military personnel and are trained in the process. Excellent...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank victork434
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We requested the tour almost 6 months in advance but were approved about 2 weeks before our arrival. In our opinion, it is TOTALLY worth it if you are in the DC area. We had the big bus tour that dropped us off at the...More

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank nickyzwick
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My partner and I did the pentagon tour. You have to book at least a few weeks in advance in order to get a spot on the tour (which is free) to ensure all the relevant security checks can be undertake. Also get there early...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank NeilC286
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Yes, it's true...this place is the largest low rise building in the world and frankly i coudn't imagine it any different. The visit has to be booked 13 to 90 days earlier and it takes a full week for them to make all the background...More

Date of experience: September 2019
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Reviewed September 8, 2019

We took the metro rail to the Pentagon. There's really no place for visitors to park, and if you take the metrorail, it gets off right in front of the Pentagon. Take the Blue line toward Reagan National Airport. It only takes about 10 minutes...More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank Dawn C
Reviewed September 4, 2019

It's a cool place. Has its own tube station. Book free tour on Pentagon website. Its cool going into the Pentagon and being there. Tour was interesting. Easy to get to. Tour lasts about 45 minutes but get there about 30 minutes prior just incase...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank andrewterry
Reviewed September 4, 2019 via mobile

Worth going if you are in dc. beautiful and very organized. Fast so you still have time for other things. There is a metro stop there, easy to get to. There are timed tours you need a pass ahead of time, i believe it was...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Chris C
May 2, 2019|
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Response from lucycan | Reviewed this property |
60 is the max and split into 4-5 groups. They do them every hour from like 9am to 3pm. If you look on the request website you can see the hours and how many spots are left.
April 4, 2019|
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Response from TeamWard | Reviewed this property |
Uber yes.
February 20, 2019|
Response from lorrier967 | Reviewed this property |
No I don't but they list an email address for tour questions. Osd.pentagon.pa.mbx.pentagon-tours-schedule@mail.mil this free tour is fascinating and well worth the hassle of securing your entrance. Be sure to arrive early... More