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The Pentagon is the headquarters of the United States Department of Defense, located in Arlington County, Virginia and it is the world’s largest office building by floor area, with about 6,500,000 sq ft and where approximately 23,000 military and civilian work come every day to work in the building.

Members of the general public should contact their state representative’s office to request a tour. If you like to make arrangement you can find your senator’s contact information at and your representative’s information at

The Pentagon tour office will accept and process group tours from educational institutions (schools/colleges/Academies), churches, government agencies, or military organizations consisting of 5 or more visitors.

Public parking is not available at the Pentagon. Visitors may park at the Pentagon City Mall. The Pentagon is less than a five-minute walk from the mall and can be reached through a pedestrian tunnel.

Tip: All tour requests must be made at least two weeks in advance and no earlier than three months prior to the requested tour date.

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American Guest House in Washington DC