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The Pentagon

1400 Defense Pentagon, Arlington, VA 20301-1400
+1 703-228-3988
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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, Arlington, VA 20301-1400
+1 703-228-3988
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

By far the best tour I have taken!!! The tour guides who are service members were incredibly knowledgeable and gave the tour going backwards the entire time in order to give us their undivided attention. The tour was educational and the memorial to the 9/11...More

Thank Natalia N
Reviewed 3 days ago

Of course who wouldn't want to get inside the Pentagon particularly if you have seen Dr Strangelove. But the tour offers more in the promise than it delivers. The Pentagon tour is really a tour of a very large office building conducted at some pace...More

Thank Leftbanker
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Lots of planning to get tickets, get there early to confirm you clear security, through more security checks and then finally to an hour long tour with young military people who give a great overview (but no stop at the candy shop). Great little city....More

Thank Gail C
Reviewed 4 days ago

It's a huge and impressive building to see, you can perfect combine a visit to the Pentagon with a visit to the 9/11 memorial that is next to it. Parking can be done at the other side of the I395, a tunnel under the highway...More

Thank rmathijssen
Reviewed 1 week ago

The security was tight as it should be. The two young men that led us on our tour were extremely knowledgeable and answered all of our questions. It was well worth it.

Thank rld70
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This tour is worth the trip. It's difficult to park anywhere near (park at the mall at Pentagon city) so be prepared for that or come on the metro, which is easier. Everyone on site was friendly and our two tour guides were fantastic. How...More

1  Thank Seobaina
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I work possibly in the Pentagon and see the toys come through all the time. If you can get a tour you gotta do it. This place will totally surprise you and your group. So much History and great places to have lunch. The tour...More

Thank 842glennk
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

To visit the Pentagon, you need to apply in advance. If and when you receive confirmation (the day before), you will be notified via email. A "pending" or "confirmed" status allows to visit, a "declined" doesn't. A check of your passport is done for this....More

1  Thank TriBrowns
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you are into behind the scenes, this is a really good tour for you. Although brisk, you see a lot and get a feel for all of the hustle and bustle in this gigantic organization. Our honor guard walked backwards the entire time, even...More

Thank Lauraginsd
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I work in the Pentagon. It's a hassle to get into the building sue to the enhanced security measures. Once you're inside, your tour group will be walked around by two members of the Service honor guards. One will lead the group by walking backwards...More

Thank Jake S
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16 September 2017|
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Response from BrummieWelsh | Reviewed this property |
if you go onto the pentagon tours website and then click on "Tour Guidelines" it states: At least one form of proper identification, which must be current and contains a photograph, is required for visitors age 18 and older... More
16 September 2017|
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Response from BrummieWelsh | Reviewed this property |
Hi - when you arrive at the Pentagon metro station, there are signs pointing to the Visitor centre. it is literally outside. When we visited there were Pentagon staff directing people. There are signs saying no photography... More
Derek D
2 August 2017|
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Response from Bigaitch27 | Reviewed this property |
Free. But you need to book well in advance due to security clearance .