About the Program

The program, under the purview of the Assistant Secretary of Defense for Public Affairs, hosts more than 106,000 visitors annually. The tour lasts for approximately 60 minutes and is approximately one and one half miles in length. Each tour includes:

  • Mission of the Department of Defense
  • Branches of service
  • Visits numerous displays that highlight and depict significant moments in military history

Headquarters of the Department of Defense, the Pentagon is one of the world's largest office buildings. It is twice the size of the Merchandise Mart in Chicago and has three times the floor space of the Empire State Building in New York. There are very few people throughout the United States who do not have some knowledge of the Pentagon; however, relatively few people have had the opportunity to visit with us.