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Arlington, Virginia Pentagon


1600 Defense Pentagon, Washington, DC 20301
Category: Attractions
Before you go

Visit the Pentagon in Washington DC

The Pentagon is an international symbol of US power and intelligence. With 17.5 miles of corridors in five rings, housing 23,000 military and civilian employees, the Pentagon is one of the largest, most extraordinary office structures in the world. Explore this American icon on a 60-minute, 1.5 mile Pentagon Tour, including the Hall of Heroes, which honors those who have won the Congressional Medal of Honor.

Pentagon City Mall

For something completely different, minutes away from Washington DC, Fashion Centre at Pentagon City offers a diverse shopping experience - from fashion to furniture, alongside a diverse array of eclectic restaurants. A scenic glass elevator ride reveals 170 popular stores and boutiques, including Macy's, Nordstrom, Ann Taylor, Apple, Banana Republic, BCBG, Coach, Cole Haan, Kenneth Cole, Movado, and Swarovski Crystal Gallery.


Pentagon City Mall Hours

Mon to Sat: 10:00am - 9:30pm
Sun: 11:00am - 6:00pm

Guided Tour of the Pentagon

Mon to Fri: 9:30am – 3:00pm


Is the Pentagon open to visitors?

It is, but only for free guided tours, 9am-3pm, Monday through Friday, excluding federal holidays. Tours are offered by reservation only, which can be made online, or through your Congressional Representative. For more information, visit http://pentagontours.osd.mil/.

What are things I need to know before I visit?

Tours fill up quickly, and can be booked 8-90 days in advance. Foreign nationals must contact their embassy to make a reservation. Be sure to arrive at least 30 minutes prior to your scheduled tour, with your confirmation letter and ID. No recordings of any kind are permitted.


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