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Address: 1400 Defense Pentagon, Arlington, VA 20301-1400
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09:00 - 15:00
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The headquarters of the United States Department of Defense are housed in...

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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Nice Family Experiences with Professional Tour Guides

Our family really enjoyed the tour of the Pentagon. Some notes on my experience: - Be sure to sign up early, you must request the visit through the military's Office of... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Omaha, Nebraska
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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Firstly you have to book this in advance as there is a security clearance process to go through. We took the metro to Pentagon and the exit comes out right at the visitor center entry. Very strict security as is expected and no photography of any sort inside or out. Found all staff to be efficient but courteous. The tours... More 

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The tour guides are spot on! They even walk backwards still reciting the tour. The chapel is a highlight. Try to go during the work day so you can see the hustle of life in the Pentagon. Stop for lunch at the food court to fuel your day. No photography is allowed inside or outside the Pentagon.

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Omaha, Nebraska
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our family really enjoyed the tour of the Pentagon. Some notes on my experience: - Be sure to sign up early, you must request the visit through the military's Office of Secretary of Defense website in advance (I think it was 30 days in advance, but not completely sure) and no earlier than 90 days prior to your requested visit.... More 

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

...Experience to see the pentagon memorial. Arrange the tour thru your congressman or representative. The active duty servicemen will walk you thru the halls of the Pentagon, give an amazing, informative tour ending at ground zero.

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Chicago, Illinois
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Maybe a few words... Overwhelmed! Impressed! Sacrificial! Memorialized! Remembered! Mighty proud to be an American.

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Brisbane, Australia
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We couldn't get into a tour of the Pentagon but wanted to see the 911 memorial. It was very tastefully done and a lovely memorial to remember those that lost their lives that sad day. A must see to pay respects to those poor souls. What made it more real was hearing the gun shots from soldiers being buried in... More 

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Wichita Falls, Texas
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It was my first time seeing the Pentagon. They also have benches with the victims of 911. I would definitely recommend seeing this place.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Pentagon Building is well known around the world. Just to go around the building can give visitors a proud feeling of the U.S.A. If you do not have time or do not have a chance to tour the Pentagon, just to walk around to see the Pentagon Memorial (of those who died on 9/11). Unfortunately, many area of the... More 

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Rayleigh, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I would recommend this tour to anyone visiting Washington DC, as The Pentagon is a place of mystique due to the very nature of its existence. However, due to that very nature, there is much that is out of bounds, which is a little frustrating but of course totally understandable. The security measures to get in (Every tour has to... More 

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bethesda, md.
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Nicely designed memorial to those who died on September 11th at the Pentagon. A real reminder of the great sacrifice made by thousands on that fateful day.

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