The National 9/11 Pentagon Memorial

  • Metro: Pentagon
  • Hours: 24 hours a day
  • Days Open: 7 days a week

The National 9/11 Pentagon Memorial honors the 184 people whose lives were lost at the Pentagon and on American Airlines Flight 77 on Sept. 11, 2001. Each of the memorial units commemorates the life of one of the victims and is organized by the year the victim was born. Visitors can explore the outdoor, two-acre memorial and take in a moment of silence amid the trees and flowing water, while planes take fly off the distance. 

To deepen the experience visitors can listen to the 24-minute Pentagon Memorial Audio Tour that provides a sequential narrative of the events of Sept. 11, 2001 at the Pentagon, the history of the Pentagon, and the purpose of the Pentagon Memorial's design. To hear the audio tour, call the number (202) 741-1004 at the memorial entrance or download it online. The tour will guide you to various points of interest throughout the park.

The memorial features rest rooms open daily from 7 a.m. - 10 p.m., but no other visitor services. Photography is permitted inside the memorial and is strictly prohibited everywhere else on the Pentagon Reservation.

Directions: To reach the Pentagon Memorial via the public Metrorail system, take either the yellow or blue line to the Pentagon stop. Exit the Metro, and take the escalator up to follow the signs to the Pentagon Memorial. From the metro, walk through a tunnel that will take you to the memorial.

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