Visitor Education Center at the 9/11 Pentagon Memorial

Arlington, Virginia, USA

The Visitor Education Center will be a dynamic structure—imbued with meaning, conducive to contemplation, and encouraging of resilience.

While the Pentagon site was the first to have a 9/11 memorial, it is also the only site still lacking a visitor’s center.  The museum at Ground Zero focuses on how we got to 9/11, terrorism and American courage.  The Visitor Center at the Flight 93 National Memorial focuses on the passengers and crew of that flight—who they were, what happened and the sacrifice they made to save so many others. And when complete, the 9/11 Pentagon Memorial Visitor Education Center will honor the 184 victims of the attack on the Pentagon as well as explore the local, national, and international response to 9/11 and the subsequent Global War on Terror.  In fact, the Center is anticipated to function as a national convening space for the examination of these responses, and their continuing impact.

The Visitor Education Center will be located in Arlington, Virginia—within walking distance of the 9/11 Pentagon Memorial and in close proximity to Arlington National Cemetery as well as the US Air Force Memorial.  It is anticipated to open in time for the 25th commemoration of the 9/11 attacks, which will occur in 2026.

For more information on the Pentagon Memorial Fund, the 9/11 Pentagon Memorial, the Visitor Education Center, and how to donate, visit