Frequently Asked Questions

Where do I check in for my scheduled tour?

Check in for all tours is at the Pentagon Tours window located in the Pentagon Visitor Center at the Metro Entrance.

Where can I park at the Pentagon?

Public parking is not available at the Pentagon. Visitors may opt to park at the Pentagon City Mall. No shuttle service is provided to or from the Pentagon. The Pentagon is less than a five minute walk from the mall and can be reached through a pedestrian tunnel. Once through the tunnel, look for signs to the Metro entrance.

How can I schedule a short notice Pentagon tour?

Reservations may only be booked from 14 to 90 days in advance. Reservations will not be accepted for tour dates within 13 days or more than 90 days away. There are no exceptions to this rule.

I am having trouble requesting a tour via the online submission form; is there another way I can submit a tour request?

All Pentagon tours must be scheduled through our website Pentagon Tours Request at least 14 days in advance.

What are some major points of interest on the Pentagon tour?

All tours will be exposed to the history and facts pertaining to the four branches of the military (Army, Marine Corps, Navy, and Air Force). You may have an opportunity to visit the indoor memorial placed near the September 11th crash-site, along with the September 11th Memorial Chapel. Also, the names of all the recipients of the Medal of Honor may be seen in the Hall of Heroes, as well as an up-close look at an actual Medal of Honor medallion. These are only a few of the many exhibits that may be seen on your tour.

Can we eat inside the Pentagon?

Tour Guides do not pause during the tour; groups will not have a scheduled time to eat in the Pentagon. Groups may coordinate with other Pentagon personnel to escort them to an area where they may eat before or after the tour.

Are tours offered in other languages?

Currently all tours are presented in English. However, translation is permitted for tour groups that bring approved translators with them.