Trip Planner:   USA  /  Virginia  /  Arlington  /  Sightseeing  /  Pentagon Memorial
Pentagon Memorial, Arlington
(4.5/5 based on 1,000+ reviews on the web)
Pentagon Memorial honors the 184 people who died in the attack on the Pentagon building on September 11, 2001. Each person is honored by an illuminated bench with his or her name set in shallow pools of water. When you read the names of those who perished inside the building, you'll face the spot where the plane hit the Pentagon. Turn toward the sky to read the names of those who were on board. At the memorial, you can dial a number to listen to an audio tour on your phone. The tour is also available online for listening and download. The memorial is the only part of the Pentagon complex where taking photos is allowed. Make Pentagon Memorial part of your personalized Arlington itinerary using our Arlington trip itinerary planner.
Create a full Arlington itinerary
map

Plan your trip to Arlington

  • Get a personalized plan

    A complete day-by-day itinerary
    based on your preferences
  • Customize it

    Refine your plan. We'll find the
    best routes and schedules
  • Book it

    Choose from the best hotels
    and activities. Up to 50% off
  • Manage it

    Everything in one place.
    Everyone on the same page.

Plans in Arlington by other users

14 days in East Coast of USA BY A USER FROM ITALY June, historic sites, popular PREFERENCES: June, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 10 days in United States BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES March, historic sites, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: March, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 7 days in Arlington BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES April, outdoors, historic sites, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: April, outdoors, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 5 days in Arlington & Washington DC BY A USER FROM NETHERLANDS January, popular PREFERENCES: January ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 7 days in Virginia BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES April, outdoors, historic sites, popular PREFERENCES: April, outdoors, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 8 days in Virginia BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES December, popular PREFERENCES: December ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 36 days in East Coast of USA BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA August, popular PREFERENCES: August ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 7 days in Charlotte & Arlington BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES July, teens, kids, popular PREFERENCES: July, teens, kids ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 35 days in East Coast of USA BY A USER FROM INDIA December, historic sites, popular PREFERENCES: December, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 7 days in Arlington & Washington DC BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES April, teens, outdoors, historic sites, museums, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: April, teens, outdoors, historic sites, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 32 days in United States & Niagara Falls BY A USER FROM ITALY July, teens, culture, historic sites, museums, popular PREFERENCES: July, teens, culture, historic sites, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 18 days in East Coast of USA BY A USER FROM ITALY July, teens, culture, outdoors, historic sites, museums, popular PREFERENCES: July, teens, culture, outdoors, historic sites, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium
View more plans
Reviews
TripAdvisor
  • All the benches are facing the direction that the plane was heading when it smashed into the Pentagon. If the names on the bench face away from the builidng they are to the people inside the doomed bu...  more »
  • We honored the victims of 9/11 - a neat memorial... But questionable Police all around Pentagon: whilest you can take pictures inside the memorial as much as you like, the police is after you the mome...  more »
  • Download the talk onto your cell phone. Incredible memorial. We took the metro and exit right at the Pentagon. It is definitely one you do not want to miss 
Google
  • Really moving memorial for those who died at 9/11. Each of the well designed benches stands for one of the stroke victims. You can easily see the part of the Pentagon, that was rebuilt within four Months after the attacks, because of the different colured facade. It was a great experience to be at this place!
  • Honors those whose service helped to keep us safe and this memorial shows our gratitude.
  • This is definitely a moving tribute to the people who were killed on 9/11. Each bench represents a fatality at this site... Including a 3 year old girl. You can very clearly tell where the walls of the pentagon were rebuilt, as they are lighter than the rest of the building. There are audio tours if you're interested, or you can simply wander among the benches.
  • Unbelievable and very Humbling. This had to be on everyone's bucket list. Don't miss it
  • A quiet beautifully laid out memorial to 9/11 was a different feeling and emotion visiting at night.