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The Pentagon

The Pentagon at Alexandria, Virginia
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1600 Defense PentagonWashingtonDistrict of Columbia
703-545-6700
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The Pentagon

This unusual shaped building is the highest-capacity building in the world and the third largest in the world by total floor space. Approximately 25,000 military, civilian and non-defense personnel are employed at the Pentagon, which covers 29 acres, and has 17.5 miles of corridors. Tours require advance registration. Often used in reference to the United States Department of Defense (DOD), the Pentagon is actually the name of the building that houses the DOD headquarters in Virginia.

Any restrictions on visiting the Pentagon?


No recording devices or cameras are allowed on tour. Be prepared to submit to a high-level security screening.

What is the best time to tour the Pentagon?


Tours are held 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on weekdays. U.S. citizens can go the Pentagon website to reserve a tour or contact their Congressional Representative. Reserve 8 to 90 days in advance.

What can I see on the Pentagon Tour?


The Hall of Heroes, the Faces of the Fallen Memorial, the POW-MIA Corridor exhibit, and the Overlord Embroidery exhibit, 34 tapestries depicting the Allied invasion of Normandy.

Parking information and how to get around


Arriving by Metro is recommended since the Pentagon has no public parking. Visitors may park across the street at Pentagon City Mall.

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