Pentagon Tours

Take your group to one of the most important administrative buildings in the United States! Referred to as “the Pentagon” because of its shape, the building is the headquarters of the United States Department of Defense. Groups can take a tour with one of the Pentagon tour guides to see the inside of the building, which features various exhibits on war topics and important moments in military history. Groups will learn about the history of the Army, Navy, Marine Corps, Air Force, and the Coast Guard, as well as select wars fought abroad. Groups will also see the Center Courtyard, and the Hall of Heroes, which is dedicated to those who have received the highest military decoration known as the Medal of Honor.

Contact Info
Address: The Pentagon, Washington, DC 22202. District Of Columbia County. Tel: 703-697-1776.  Website: pentagontours.osd.mil. Hrs: Mon. - Fri. 9AM - 3PM.

Trip Info
Grade Level: 3rd-College. Activity Type: Day Trips, Guided Tours. Recomm. Length of Visit: 30 minutes-1.5 hours. Cost: Free.
 
SUPPORTS CLASSROOM LEARNING IN: Social Studies.
SUPPORTS SCOUT BADGES IN: Social Studies. 

Lesson Plan To Enrich This Class Trip

Historic Site Lesson Plan

While visiting one of the many historical sites around the country, such as Philadelphia’s Independence Hall or Washington D.C.’s National Mall, consider reasons for preserving them. They are historically significant and can be visited, toured, and admired. Students learn about the historical relevance of specific historical sites and the importance of preserving these sites.... Continue