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That's what is written on front of the bronze statue of three individuals, outside the FBI building in Pennsylvania Avenue. The building was ready for use in the mid 70's and officially named the J Edgar Hoover Building. at one time there were conducted tours but at the moment they have been suspended.

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Mar 29, 2012

J Edgar Hoover Building

Headquarters of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the J Edgar Hoover Building is named after the former Director of the FBI, J Edgar Hoover. It was named through Public Law 92-520, which was signed by President Richard Nixon on 4 May 1972, just two days after the Director's death.

Tours to the J Edgar Hoover Building are currently suspended.

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May 14, 2011

j. edgar hoover f.b.i. building

the federal bureau of investigation was established in 1908 as a national police force to enforce federal laws. the f.b.i. became famous under the leadership of j. edgar hoover in the 1920's and 1930's. the current building's construction began in 1964 and was dedicated in 1975. the f.b.i. building offers a very interesting tour with exhibits on the history of the f.b.i. and a collection of crime related relics. a worth while place to visit when in washington.

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Sep 20, 2007

FBI Headquarters

The J. Edgar Hoover Building is the headquarters for the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI). The building, named for former FBI director J. Edgar Hoover. The FBI building is not open to the public, as guided tours of the building were discontinued in 1999 according to Wikipedia. However according to its web site tours go every 15 minutes. Since 1908, when the Bureau was still the Justice Department Bureau of Investigation, the FBI had been headquartered in the Department of Justice building. In April 1962, Congress approved the construction of a separate building for the FBI. The General Services Administration allocated funding for the project, and design began. The GSA appointed Berswenger, Hoch, Arnold, and Associates for engineering, and Charles F. Murphy and Associates as architects. The design was finalized in 1964, and construction began on December 6, 1967. The naming was authorized by President Richard Nixon on May 4, 1972, two days after Hoover's death. Employees began moving into the facility on June 28, 1974, and the last employees moved in by June 1977. President Gerald Ford officially dedicated the building on September 30, 1975. The tour of the J Edgar Hoover FBI (Federal Bureau of Investigation) Building is one of the most enthralling tourist attractions that Washington DC has to offer. Along the tour, visitors may learn about the FBI's history and work against organised crime and terrorism, see FBI scientists at work in the forensic labs and watch a firearms demonstration given by a special agent. Tours depart every fifteen minutes and admission is free.

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Jan 14, 2007
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FBI Tours are no longer available. For more information, try the tour office.

Room 7366
J. Edgar Hoover FBI Building
935 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20535
TEL: (202) 324-3447
TTY: (202) 324-1016

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Nov 07, 2005

FBI's J. Edgar Hoover Headquarters building,

The Federal Bureau of Investigation has its headquarters in Washington in the J. Edgar Hoover FBI Building. This building was completed in 1975 and named after the head of FBI, J. Edgar Hoover. The FBI guided tour was a one-hour tour which was taken by nearly 500,000 persons each year, and was one of the most popular tourist attractions in the Nation's Capital. It included a sharp-shooting demonstration performed by a real FBI agent, video replays of bank robberies, and a look at photos of the current Ten Most Wanted Fugitives. Exhibits explained the history and jurisdiction of the FBI as well as the work of the FBI laboratory

The FBI announced that the tours offered to the public at the FBI's J. Edgar Hoover Headquarters building, Washington, D.C., were canceled for an indefinite period. The cancellation of public tours was intended to enable FBI personnel to complete security enhancements initiated as a result of unconfirmed threats to the FBI Headquarters building. Since there is no definite restart date you need to check their web site at

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Feb 10, 2005

Federal Bureau of Investigation

The 1-hour tour includes crime laboratories, history exhibit and a live firearms demonstration.

Advance reservations suggested for group tours (must be submitted on company letterhead 12 months in advance; send to FBI Office of Tours, 9th & Pennsylvania Ave., NW, 20535)

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Sep 06, 2004

F.B.I. Building

The Federal Bureau of Investigation building offers tours on how it investigates crime. I took the tour during a high school field trip and it was very impressive. The most notable part was when we passed by the lab (we could see them fast at work through the window) and the guide told us that lab could tell the make and model of any car based on a single fleck of paint and this was back in April, 1987.

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Mar 22, 2004

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The FBI headquarters is a supprising stop we made.

We thought it would be a cool place to visit. And well it turned out not disappointing.

Basically a living museum of the FBI. History and purpose.

See the wall of Fame to find out who you need to identify for big winnings.

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Aug 23, 2003

FBI Building

The Federal Bureau of Investigation also know at the J. Edgar Hoover Building.

Free tours are normally conducted here but at the moment it is closed for renovation.

It was here that J. Edgar Hoover was director of the FBI for 48 years from 1924-1972.

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Jul 20, 2003

FBI tour

This is one of my favorites! They give you a tour of the place, which is really fascinating. Then it ends with a shooting demonstration. They also have a gift shop if your interested. If you have little kids who are afraid of guns, I wouldn't bring them on this tour.
Tip*** When they are finished with the shooting demonstration, the first person who asks for the target, can keep it.
Tip***If you are looking for something to eat, as soon as we came out of the FBI building, there was a McDonalds right there which was convenient

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May 11, 2003

FBI building.

A free visit of near 1:15. A comment by an agent on the different fields on which the FBI is competent and on some famous affaires. Then a demonstration of sharp shooting (revolver and machine gun). The agent never misses the target. And he explains to the children, it is dangerous to touch a weapon.
I asked him how many fire weapons are registred for private persons. He answered he has personaly 6 arms and only one is registred because it is not compulsory. Consequently, he ignored how many fire arms are owned by private citizens. It means some million ....

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Dec 22, 2002

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