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The Pentagon

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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
+1 703-571-3343
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Reviewed yesterday

When you visiting Washington DC try and get on at the Pentagon, we missed ours but drove past the building from Alexandria into the city each day and its vast, well worth a photo if not a tour.

Thank TeamWard
Reviewed 1 week ago

If you want to visit the Pentagon, you need to make plans early, it takes weeks to get your "approval." But, it's free. So, take the Metro to the Pentagon stop, and when you come up the escalator, it's right there. Be early enough that...More

1  Thank mdaby3
Reviewed 1 week ago

I am so sorry but I cannot give more than 1 as I would hope that if any admin personnel read these reviews they would take note of the comments by others and myself and please take a common sense approach to security screening at...More

2  Thank Ian C
Reviewed 1 week ago

I requested a tour via the Pentagon website a month in advance. The tour timing can accommodate 60 people, but it will be broken down into smaller groups for the tour. I arrived exactly 60 minutes before the start of my tour and was impolitely...More

2  Thank digitalroc
Reviewed 1 week ago

We really enjoyed this tour. Many have commented that it is rushed but one must be mindful that it is not a museum, it's an office building and the tour merely provides an insight into day to day life within the Pentagon. The tour guides...More

1  Thank Molly1107
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

An interesting glimpse behind the massive US military machine. Unfortunately the visit was marred by unnecessary aggressive and obnoxious security at the entry screening. The contrast with the excellent uniformed service guides for the tour was jarring. Good security is vital at such institutions but...More

1  Thank Alan E
Reviewed 1 week ago

If you have managed to negotiate the Pentagon website then you may have made it onto a Pentagon tour. Security is extremely strict on entering -nothing you wouldn’t have seen before at airport or border security but it just felt more intense. They ask you...More

1  Thank memee08
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Book tour (they must do background check) in a 14-90 day window. Read details online. Once thru security day of tour, you are divided into groups for a walking tour. Very interesting learning experience. The day we toured our guide took us to the outside...More

Thank joeisle17
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We went to Pentagon! How cool is that? Yes we are one of the few who were given oppornity to have a guided tour in Pentagon. One hour tour inside with two military tour guides. It was very interesting to see what’s inside this 5-cornered...More

Thank Beukel
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Nice to see how it looks inside. Tour itself is free. You walk about 45 minutes into the pentagon. And get to the center. A lot of information is told, while walking through the pentagon. You also go to the 9/11 chapel. And the place...More

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2 October 2018|
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Response from kevin3821 | Reviewed this property |
I would check the website for the pentagon. But I believe you’ll be ok
21 September 2018|
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Response from Pauline B | Reviewed this property |
Uk citizens are welcome. Book online well in advance. You may not hear you have approval until last minute.
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16 July 2018|
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Response from SnowBees | Reviewed this property |
No, there are no lockers. You can carry smaill purses (they will be searched on arrival) - details of prohibited items are on the tour page website. I notice the answer above states you cannot tour the building - this is... More