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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
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We passed it on the way to The Arlington National Cemetery. I've seem pictures but never realized how huge it really is

1  Thank Billy G
Reviewed 1 week ago

First and foremost call ahead and make reservations.Be sure everyone in your party has proper ID. Each hallway highlights a different era or branch of service or recent military operation. You will walk a good distance at a reasonable pace (considering your tour guide is...More

Thank Diane B
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I first saw the Pentagon as a schoolboy in 1956, but did not get inside until I was a Navy Ensign on my way to Vietnam in 1968. Since then, I had several tours of duty there as an officer and civilian. It is an...More

1  Thank DrChipB
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Haven't went inside but the building is nice and the memorial to 9-11 deaths is nice. If your in the area stop by the memorial.

Thank jess290718
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

First off the place is hard to find from the mall. Had to ask a lot of people. Tour is more talk than show. Walking down a hallway is no big deal.. You see nothing great.

Thank Don C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We visited the outside of the building. We did not get to go inside, but had a friend explain the design and purpose of the building to us. Very cool!

Thank Sheila T
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We booked a place well in advance of our stay in Washington and eventually got secuity clearance to visit The Pentagon. The tour was conducted by two very professional marines, who guided us through the building, telling us a lot about it and answering all...More

1  Thank Cheryl G
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Very well organized. Lots of step involved before you can join the tour but it is well worth the effort. A simple yet fascinating building.

Thank sycha
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

First of all you have to book as far advance as possible to do this, you may not get approval until the day of your tour so assume you are going anyway. Next the easiet way to get here is via DC Metro blue line....More

1  Thank NigelHughes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Among the best tours we had in the DC area. The only complaint I had was that it was too short. Since the Pentagon is a working office, tours are escorted and run on a military time schedule. I would have enjoyed more time to...More

1  Thank Roadtripsters2015
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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 .