Each year, the Pentagon hosts tens of thousands of visitors as part of its tour program. Group tours cover one and one half miles in length and lasts approximately 60 minutes.
Hours of Operation
Tours of the Pentagon are held Monday through Friday, 9 am through 3 pm. No tours are held on federal government holidays.
The Pentagon has posted a number of official photographs here.
Pentagon tours are free of charge but require reservations. Tickets for your visit must be reserved 14 to 90 days in advance of the date.
Interested groups should contact the Pentagon Tour Office at 703-614-1642 for scheduling a tour. To book a tour online, click here.
The Pentagon is located in Arlington, VA. The nearest Metro is Pentagon Station on the Blue Line.
Visitor parking on Pentagon grounds is not permitted due to security reasons. Depending on the time of day, nearby street parking is available. In addition, there are a number of public parking garages within walking distance of the Pentagon.
Visitors to the Pentagon must provide two forms of government-issued identification to gain access.
Access to the Pentagon's interior by ramp is available for handicapped visitors. Although the Pentagon has made significant renovations to accommodate disabled guests, visitors in wheelchairs must come with an escort who can provide aid if necessary.
Tour guests are prohibited from bringing a number of items into the Pentagon. These include guns, sharps objects, and pepper spray. In addition, only small bags (i.e., purses, hip packs) are permitted on guests. Backpacks, luggage, etc., are prohibited. Electronic devices such as cell phones or computers are not allowed in the Pentagon. Cameras are also prohibited on the premises. No food or drink is allowed inside the Pentagon's doors.