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Pentagon Tours

Tour Details


To reserve a Pentagon Tour, you must be an adult (18 years or older) and a United States citizen or alien admitted for permanent residence in the United States under 22 U.S.C. 6010

Each member of your tour group who is an adult on the day of the tour must be a United States citizen or alien admitted for permanent residence in the United States under 22 U.S.C. 6010.

Before the tour, all adult tour members must register as Pentagon Visitors and be cleared by the Pentagon Force Protection Agency to enter the Pentagon for the tour.

OPM Operating Status

During inclement weather or other special circumstances, the Pentagon Tours Office adheres to guidance posted by the U.S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM). Be sure to check the Pentagon Tours Operating Status the day of your tour before coming to the Pentagon. Click here to check the OPM Operating Status .


There is no public parking at the Pentagon. Public parking is available at the Pentagon City mall. The use of public transportation is highly encouraged. Click here for more information about getting here.

Checking In

Plan to arrive at the Pentagon Visitor Entrance 60 minutes before your scheduled tour to allow time for your group to process through building security. Present a copy of your tour confirmation email and identification for each group member to the Pentagon Police personnel.

Once you have cleared security, proceed into the building and turn left to find the Pentagon Tours window, which is located inside the Pentagon Visitors Center in the visitor waiting area. The check-in for all tours is at the Pentagon Tours window. Your tour may be canceled if your group has not checked in at the Pentagon Tours window prior to your scheduled tour time. Please note that guests will not be allowed back into the Visitors Center after the tour.

All guests will exit the building following the tour. Please arrive early if you would like to purchase souvenirs or take photos at the replica Press Briefing Room podium.

Visitors 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.

Tour Length and Difficulty

The Pentagon Tour is about 60 minutes in duration, with a walking distance of about one and a half miles through Pentagon corridors and staircases. Visitors taking part in a Pentagon tour should wear comfortable clothing and shoes.

Language Requirements

The Pentagon Tour is presented in English. However, translation is permitted for tour groups that bring approved translators with them.

Food and Beverage

Food and beverages are not permitted on the tour.


Smoking and the use of tobacco products are not permitted during tours.

Self-Guided Brochure

Whether taking an official tour or not, this Self-Guided Tour brochure offers information about the Pentagon and its educational displays.