The Pentagon, Washington DC

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The headquarters of the U.S. Department of Defense, The Pentagon is the largest low-rise office building in the world. Spanning 11.6 hectares (28.7 acres), the facility hosts a working population of about 24,000 each day. On a free tour, you'll walk 2.4 km (1.5 mi) through the building and learn about the five armed-service branches of the U.S. Military-- Army, Navy, Marine Corps, Coast Guard, and Air Force, as well as the Office of the Secretary of Defense and Joint Staff. Admire the Medals of Honor displayed in the Hall of Heroes and pay your respects at the September 11th Memorial. No photographs, video, or audio recordings are allowed during the tour. Reserve your spot online at least two weeks in advance, and view the list of accepted identification, which is required for visitors 18 and older. Add The Pentagon and other attractions to your Washington DC trip itinerary using our Washington DC trip itinerary planning website .
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  • First of all you should know that you must register at least 3 months in advance to make this visit. You must inform everything and you will receive your final confirmation only a few days before your visit. Good for us no worries they accepted us. First of all, photos are forbidden during the visit but in the lobby you can take one of you behind the desk. The tour is all in English without audio guide. He is a soldier, we were a marine who made the visit. It's in small groups and he was happy to have French (we were the only 4). He makes the whole visit by walking behind the back to the direction of walking, he always addresses us from the front. The tour starts with a few shops and it explains all the infrastructure (it's a city in the city) of the building. Then we reach the center of the building with windows that overlook the inner court. The visit focuses mainly on the military history of the United States and ends with a visit to the 9/11 Memorial Chapel. My level of English is not very good, I didn't all understand email the kids helped us well. Practical thing: the subway at the foot of the Pentagon, take the opportunity to go to the next station if you want to go shopping or the station before to visit the arlington cemeteries.
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  • The place is filled with intimidating soldiers and service animals. Some people talk like robots. It felt like you need to be careful with every move you make but honestly, it's the right place to fee...  more »
  • If you have a chance to tour the Pentagon, do it!!! It was so amazing and interesting. We would definitly go again.  more »
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  • There are Starbucks and areas where you can eat, the coffee and food is very expensive, so you better eat at home before visiting the pentagon. Safety here is extremely so don't try anything strange that makes your journey is concluded. Believe me, you will enjoy a lot of this experience.
  • If the people only knew how many Pentagon buildings there are and have been that perfectly line up with this one around the world.. It also lines up with Stonehenge..
  • The hotel provided decent accommodations and the food was mediocre, the worst part of my stay was the beer. The beer was extremely warm and unpleasant, I would not recommend it. The service was alright as the food was served quickly. Overall a decent shape.
  • GREAT LUXURY SHUTTLE BUS THAT'S FREE AND TAKES YOU DIRECTLY TO SPRINGFIELD STATION BECAUSE THE YELLOW IS DOWN. CLEAN. FREE WIFI. NEWEST LUXURY BUS . VERY POLITE DRIVERS. AND IT'S FREE!!
  • Managed to get into actual pentagon to see friend become a kernel. I loved the tour, it was so cool. Great artifacts and history and stories.
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