Hanford Site Public Tours

Tour Information

Registration for the 2015 Hanford Site Public Tours is now closed
Updates for the 2016 season will be posted when available

Hanford Site Public Tours

The Department of Energy has not yet determined the dates for the next Public Tour Program season at the Hanford Site. However, all tours will typically begin and end at the B Reactor Tour Headquarters, located at 2000 Logston Blvd., Richland, off of Highway 240, and last approximately five hours.

Tour participants must be United States citizens and at least 18 years of age. All tour slots are filled on a first-come, first-served basis through an online registration system. There is no cost to participate in the tours.

All tours begin and end at the B Reactor Tour Headquarters, 2000 Logston Blvd., Richland.

Tour Route Info
About Hanford
Tour Point of Contact Karen Sinclair, Mission Support Alliance (509) 376-2151
Registration The Department of Energy has not yet determined the tour dates for the next Hanford Site Public Tour season. Registration information will be posted here when available.
Age Must be at least 18 years of age.
Identification See Required Forms of Identification for Hanford Site Access
Citizenship Must be a United States citizen.
Clothing Clothing must be appropriate for an industrial environment. Anyone not dressed appropriately will not be allowed on the tour. Closed-toed shoes are MANDATORY. Sandals, flip-flops, thongs, open toe/open heel and high heel shoes are prohibited. Short sleeve shirts, knee-length shorts, or "capris" are acceptable, but skirts, dresses and sleeveless shirts are not allowed. Long pants are encouraged and highly recommended.
Prohibited Articles See Tour Restrictions.
Clearance/Badges Visitor badges are required and will be issued to all visitors the day of the tour. Government issued photo identification (See Required Forms of Identification for Hanford Site Access) is required for each tour participant, and must be presented prior to visitors receiving their badges. Name(s) provided on the online tour registration must match exactly the name(s) shown on photo ID.

Members of the news media periodically cover Hanford's public tours. If a member of the news media is scheduled to be on your tour, you will receive advance notice, and you will be given an opportunity to "opt in" or "opt out" of appearing in any photographs or video footage on the day of your tour.

Note: Hanford Site Public tours are subject to immediate cancellation any time security conditions for the Hanford Site change, or in the event of other security or safety concerns. MSA also reserves the right to reschedule or cancel a tour at any time due to unanticipated circumstances.

In the unlikely event of an emergency or other unforeseeable situation, the tour bus may be required to remain on the Hanford Site for longer than scheduled, or the tour may be immediately terminated. Tour participants should be prepared for delays, or an earlier than normal return time.
Last Updated 02/08/2016 7:15 PM