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Address: 935 Pennsylvania Ave NW, Washington DC, DC 20535-0001
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Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour of Washington DC: Monuments, Landmarks and Memorials

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Neat to walk by

Didn't go in, but did walk around all four sides. Impressive building with alot of cameras and security. Maybe next time in city, I'll try to schedule a tour

Reviewed 1 week ago
jlantern3
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Columbia, South Carolina
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Columbia, South Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 629 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Didn't go in, but did walk around all four sides. Impressive building with alot of cameras and security. Maybe next time in city, I'll try to schedule a tour

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Atlanta, Georgia
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9 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 August 2016

We really enjoyed this tour but was surprised by the fact that cameras were not allowed. I was slightly disappointed that they did not have the live firing range demonstration as the tour indicated but at least they did have an informative 10-minute video I can respect the fact they do not want pictures being taken in selected secure areas... More 

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West Palm Beach, Florida
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29 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 June 2016

You have to request a tour ahead of time with your Congressional Representative or Senator and they do a security background check on your whole party. They divide the tour into three parts and you have a certain amount of time to spend in each section and you cannot move ahead until the "guide" tells you to. We found the... More 

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Jesup, Georgia
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315 reviews
165 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 227 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 April 2016

My family recently got a tour of this building through our congressional office. We had to jump through all sorts of security hoops to get in.... standard screening, ID check, no bags, no cameras allowed, etc. I was quite disappointed to learn that all you actually tour is the "educational center" in a different building. It is just a lot... More 

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Detroit, Michigan
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150 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 March 2016

The tour is boring and does not have much info on the FBI history or artifacts. We visited most of the attractions in Washington DC over the years and this is our least favorite.

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1 Thank Amy B
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 February 2016

I am a UK citizen and about 20 years ago did the tour of the FBI building which was fantastic. I am going to be in DC again this summer with my son for his 18th birthday and knowing he would love this tour I am disappointed that unless you are a U.S. citizen you can't go inside. Sad indictment... More 

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Port Saint Lucie, Florida
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44 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 November 2015

While attempting to request a White House tour I noticed that the FBI was on the list of tours that could be requested. On a whim I selected this in addition to the White House because I thought my husband would enjoy it. The tour was interesting and highlighted the history and triumphs of the FBI and you get to... More 

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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485 reviews
217 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 130 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 October 2015 via mobile

There may be a tour here but I didnt do it. Not much to see here otherwise, a photo of the FBI building sign will be as good as it gets

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Salem, Virginia
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48 reviews
38 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 September 2015

Great history, facility, friendly agents, live demo of firearms, excellent layout, strict security, must see tour alomg with the pentagon

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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2,742 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1,501 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 July 2015

It is possible to make tours unlike others are saying. But you need to book 3-4 weeks in advance and you need to be a US citizen (which I am not). So I have only seen this from outside and boy is this an ugly building... Apparently the FBI will soon change buildings given that this is not suitable anymore.

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