Explore the Pentagon in Washington DC

Washington D.C. is known for being the home of many of the nation’s federal government buildings, such as the White House, U.S. Supreme Court Building, and more. Another important building of our country’s history is the Pentagon, the headquarters of the Department of Defense, which is often featured as a symbol of the nation’s military. The building, designed by American architect George Bergstrom, was completed in 1943. Here are a few reasons to check out the Pentagon on your next Washington DC tourism vacation adventure with your family!

Tour the Pentagon

One uncommon fact is that the Pentagon is one of the world’s largest office buildings! Tours are available Monday through Thursday from 10:00am to 4:00pm and Fridays 12:00pm to 4:00pm; over 100,000 visitors tour the Pentagon each year! Since the building is so large, expect each tour to last approximately 60 minutes as you walk through one and a half miles of Pentagon corridors and staircases. Each tour will provide you with an in-depth perspective into significant moments of our military’s history. If you are a history buff, or just looking to provide your family with an informative, yet enjoyable view into the past, go check out the Pentagon!

Take a Look into Our Country’s History at the Pentagon

When touring the Pentagon, you will experience over 70 years of our country’s military history. The Pentagon is a city in itself, with more than 23,000 employees who contribute to the execution and planning of our defensive strategy. This historical building encompasses around 6.34 million square feet, including five floors and a basement. Tours will explore the drastic change in design for the building’s design and construction from 1941 to 1942. You can even delve further into recent renovations required from the unfortunate events of the September 11, 2001 terrorist attack. Due to the immense size of the building, renovations are expected to continue on schedule and on cost for the next 50 years.

Explore the Pentagon

The Pentagon offers incredible views for those looking to dive into the country’s history or explore the artistic architecture of this historical building. While you will not be able to explore the over 3,700,000 square feet of this gigantic building, you can explore enough of this DC tourism icon  to make you a bona fide expert about American military strategy compared to your friends and family. Check out their website to book your next tour of the Pentagon today and explore some military history!