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Pentagon Tours


I am having trouble reserving a Pentagon tour using the online Pentagon Tour Reservation Portal; is there another way I can reserve a Pentagon tour?

All Pentagon tours must be reserved using the Pentagon Tour Reservation Portal. The Pentagon Force Protection Agency operates this website in collaboration with the Office of the Assistant to the Secretary of Defense for Public Affairs. A detailed user guide is available at this link. If you need additional assistance using the Pentagon Tour Reservation Portal or have questions about the Pentagon Visitor registration process and pre-visit security review for adult members of your tour group, please call the Pentagon Force Protection Agency Service Desk Line at 1-888-623-7457 to request a support ticket for the Pentagon Tours application.

A member of my tour group is a foreign national; is there an exception available to permit them to join our tour?

At this time, all individuals who are 18 years or older on the day of the tour must be United States citizens or aliens admitted for permanent residence in the United States under 22 U.S.C. 6010. There is no exception to this requirement, unless those individuals will be cleared into the Pentagon for an official purpose that is separate from the tour.

How can I schedule a short notice Pentagon tour?

Reservations may only be submitted from 14 to 90 days in advance. Reservations will not be accepted for tour dates within 13 days or more than 90 days away. There are no exceptions to this rule.

Where can I park at the Pentagon?

Public parking is not available at the Pentagon. Visitors may opt to park at the Fashion Centre at Pentagon City, also known as the Pentagon City mall. No shuttle service is provided to or from the Pentagon. The Pentagon is less than a five-minute walk from the mall and can be reached through a pedestrian tunnel. Once through the tunnel, look for signs to the Metro entrance. Click here for more information about getting here.

Where do I check in for my scheduled tour?

Check-in for all tours is at the Pentagon Tours window (in the Pentagon Visitor Center at the Pentagon Visitor Entrance). Click here for more information about getting here.

Can we eat inside the Pentagon?

Food and beverages are not permitted on the tour and tour guides will not pause during the tour to allow time for the purchase and consumption of food and beverages. All tours begin and end in the Pentagon Visitor Center. If a member of a Pentagon tour has been separately sponsored into the Pentagon by a Pentagon employee with escort privileges, they may be escorted to and from the Pentagon Visitor Center by their sponsor either before or after the tour.

Are tours offered in other languages?

Currently all tours are presented in English. However, translation is permitted for tour groups that bring approved translators with them.

What accommodations are there for people with disabilities?

Ramp access is available. Tour visitors using wheelchairs must be accompanied by someone who will assist them. The Pentagon Tours program does not provide wheelchairs or other personal mobility devices. With two weeks' notice, a sign language interpreter will be added to tours as needed to assist hearing impaired visitors. Special tours for visually impaired visitors may also be arranged with two weeks' notice.

What are some major points of interest on the Pentagon tour?

All tours will feature information and prominent displays that explore the history and facts pertaining to the service branches of the military (Army, Marine Corps, Navy, Air Force and Space Force). You may have an opportunity to visit the indoor memorial placed near the September 11th crash site, along with the September 11th Memorial Chapel. Also, the names of all the recipients of the Medal of Honor may be seen in the Hall of Heroes, as well as an up-close look at an actual Medal of Honor medallion. These are only a few of the many exhibits that may be viewed on your tour.