9/11 Pentagon Memorial is closed to visitors, effective August 2, 2021
Due to concerns about the recent spread of COVID-19 infections in the National Capital Region, the Department of Defense has implemented new restrictions on the Pentagon Reservation. Effective August 2, 2021, the Pentagon Reservation will close to the public for tours and the 9/11 Pentagon Memorial will also be closed to all visitors. At this time the Pentagon Memorial Fund does not know when the 9/11 Pentagon Memorial will re-open to visitors.
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.
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:
- Open containers of alcoholic beverages
- Other dangerous substances
- Commercial or political soliciting
- Vending and hanging of posters, flyers, handbills