Visitor Resources

1/27/16 - **WEATHER UPDATE** The Pentagon Memorial is now open to the public, but only the pathways between the memorial benches have been cleared. Please take caution while visiting the Memorial.  

1/26/16 - **WEATHER UPDATE** The Pentagon Memorial is expected to reopen to the public later this afternoon (Tuesday 1/26), though snow and ice are still being cleared from the sidewalks.  Check back for an update later today. 

1/21/16 - **WEATHER UPDATE** Due to impending blizzard conditions, the Pentagon Memorial will close to the public beginning Friday afternoon, January 22 through Monday, January 25 (dependent upon cleanup/safety conditions).  Check back for more details. 

Hours of Operation


The Pentagon Memorial is open 24 hours a day, Monday – Sunday.  

Restrooms: Open daily from 7:00am - 10:00pm.

Pentagon Memorial Audio Tour

Download audio tourThe Pentagon Memorial Audio Tour was released in February 2011. This 24-minute audio tour provides a sequential narrative of the events of September 11, 2001 at the Pentagon, the history of the Pentagon, and the purpose of the Pentagon Memorial's design. As a visitor to the Memorial, simply call the number (202) 741-1004 at the entrance and the audio will lead you on a tour to various points of interest throughout the park. You may also choose to listen to the audio prior to or following your tour of the Memorial.

Handicap Accessibility:

The Pentagon Memorial was designed to be handicap accessible. Hard path surfaces cut through the park parallel to the age lines in six locations, culminating in wheelchair nooks in the perimeter bench. The restroom facilities located outside of the Memorial Gateway are handicap accessible. The restrooms are open daily from 7:00 am – 10:00 pm.

There are five parking spaces available in Lane 1 of the Pentagon South Parking lot for those with disabilities. The parking is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week. All vehicles using this parking must display a valid disabled parking permit issued by the state or other jurisdiction in which the vehicle is registered. You can view a map of the parking options below.



Conduct on the Pentagon Reservation:

Photography is strictly prohibited everywhere on the Pentagon Reservation except for inside the Memorial. All other activities that are prohibited on the Pentagon Reservation are also prohibited inside the Pentagon Memorial Park. The most common prohibited items and activities are:

  • Firearms
  • Fireworks
  • Open containers of alcoholic beverages
  • Narcotics
  • Other dangerous substances
  • Commercial or political soliciting
  • Vending and hanging of posters, flyers, handbills