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About The Program

The Pentagon Tours program, under the purview of the Assistant to the Secretary of Defense for Public Affairs, hosts more than 106,000 visitors annually. Our tours dynamically highlight the respective missions of the five Armed Services, the Office of the Secretary of Defense and the Joint Staff through a 60-minute presentation that includes a 1.49 mile walk through the building. Each tour includes the mission of the DOD and numerous military displays.

Request A Tour

To take a guided tour of the Pentagon, you must make a reservation at least 14 days in advance through our website. Reservations are available 14 to 90 days in advance and tour schedules fill up quickly, so it is advisable to book your tour well in advance of your visit. Reservations will not be accepted for tour dates outside this 14 - 90 day window. Reservations will not be accepted for tour dates within [13] days or more than [90] days away.

Pentagon Facts

Headquarters of the Department of Defense, the Pentagon is one of the world's largest office buildings. Built in just 16 months, the Pentagon is the world’s largest low-rise office building. It is twice the size of the Merchandise Mart in Chicago, has more than twice the floor space of the Empire State Building, and the U.S. Capitol could fit into any one of its five wedge-shaped sections.