We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

The Pentagon

Is this your business?
1400 Defense Pentagon, Washington DC, DC 20301-1400
+1 703-571-3343
Book In Advance
In high demand - travelers recommend booking ahead!
More Info
and up
Day Tour of Arlington Virginia
More Info
and up
Private US Army and Pentagon Tour in Washington DC
More Info
and up
Washington DC Private City Tour
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
The headquarters of the United States Department of Defense are housed in the massive Pentagon, whose five wedge-shaped sections represent the five branches of the U.S. Armed Forces.
  • Excellent51%
  • Very good26%
  • Average16%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible2%
Travelers talk about
“office building” (40 reviews)
“waiting area” (25 reviews)
Closed Now
All hours
Hours Today: 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
1400 Defense Pentagon, Washington DC, DC 20301-1400
+1 703-571-3343
Write a ReviewReviews (1,048)
Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
  • More languages

1 - 10 of 799 reviews

Reviewed 3 days ago

We turned up too early for our tour but the lovely staff allowed us to enter before our allotted time and wait inside, in the warm! Mixed feelings really though about this place and what we saw of it. Tour felt a little rushed and...More

Thank Charlotte L
Reviewed 5 days ago

We applied to the Department of Defense to do the tour of the Pentagon. You should apply at least a couple of months before hand. You will be required to provide details. You will receive an email on if you can visit at a selected...More

Thank Mork001
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It was 1979, when my father decided to take me to work with him. The building was enormous. I would have thought there would be plenty of space for all the workers. But, my father's office was basically a closet overstuffed with about 20 Majors....More

Thank Peter H
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Having a family member in the military we got the VIP private tour but regardless, there is so much to learn about this unbelievable site. I didn't realize that within every corridor are historical displays loaded with historical facts, artwork, memorials. The September 11th chapel...More

Thank colucci0670
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Spend all day in a cube farm never see the sun light or breath fresh air until you leave. I mean they pretty much strip search you going inn but it’s like a giant museum the tour is worth the visit end effort.

Thank RedSoxDavid
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

This was very interesting. We were fortunate to get a special tour so the group was smaller and we were able to see a lot more. The guide was great! She was Navy and From our hometown in Texas! She did a great job of...More

Thank renealy
Reviewed December 12, 2017

Could not do the tour as we are English... Drive by and you get to appreciate its size.. Amazing if only from the outside

Thank Bucketgob
Reviewed December 3, 2017 via mobile

We were pleasantly surprised that there are public tours to such important organization, even for foreign tourists. A tour is easy to reserve and is a well-spent time. The guides provide a lot of interesting facts, sprinkling them with great jokes

1  Thank Rolshchikov-Dmitry
Reviewed December 2, 2017 via mobile

Recently I got to tour the Pentagon. It was a wonderful visit. Our tour guides were knowledgeable, engaging, etc. The ease of entry through security wasn’t bad either. It would have been good to have a stop at gift shop after your complete.

Thank dlock748
Reviewed November 27, 2017

If you are lucky enough to take a tour, it is amazing. I wish that we would have had more time with our tour guide to look at the details of the different branches of service and the pictures that we were rushed by.

Thank Marc I
Nearby HotelsSee all 141 hotels in Washington DC
Residence Inn Arlington Pentagon City
1,053 reviews
.37 miles away
DoubleTree by Hilton - Washington DC - Crystal City
2,987 reviews
.41 miles away
20 reviews
.51 miles away
Embassy Suites by Hilton Crystal City - National Airport
1,826 reviews
.59 miles away
Nearby Restaurants
Shake Shack
85 reviews
.56 miles away
Whole Foods Market
45 reviews
.47 miles away
82 reviews
.58 miles away
Fyve Restaurant Lounge
143 reviews
.57 miles away
Nearby Attractions
Pentagon Memorial
1,298 reviews
.28 miles away
Air Force Memorial
511 reviews
.68 miles away
The Fashion Centre at Pentagon City
295 reviews
.57 miles away
Gravelly Point Park
221 reviews
.85 miles away
Ask a question
Questions & Answers
January 3, 2018|
AnswerShow all 5 answers
Response from Edward B | Reviewed this property |
The tour ran about an and hour. Rich with documented Department of Defense displays. the very size of this truly huge facility is stunning. We saw a vast amount of information. Most memorable for me was the composition of... More
September 15, 2017|
AnswerShow all 5 answers
Response from rld70 | Reviewed this property |
We did not need our passport but you can. They do require an enhanced driver's license if that is going to be used for ID.
September 15, 2017|
AnswerShow all 7 answers
Response from Regina H | Reviewed this property |
If you are taking the tour they do have an area set up for photos. Also, the metro has a stop for the mall called Pentagon City. It is one away from Pentagon on the blue line, no need to walk 20 minutes.