Hanford Site Tours
Hanford Site Tours
The Hanford Site is a very unique place offering a number of tours for members of the public, elected officials and their staffs, tribal officials, stakeholders, and others. A list of the kinds of Hanford tours we provide is shown below, along with links to register for the tour or a contact person to call for more information on how to sign up.
 
Hanford Site Public Tours

The Hanford Public Tour Program

These tours are available to members of the public who are at least 18 years old and are United States citizens. Each tour lasts approximately four (4) hours and takes visitors throughout all areas of Hanford. Participants will be guided through the Hanford Site and provided with historical facts about the Site and information about the facilities and projects along the route. If no seats are available please check out our other Manhattan Project B-Reactor Tour.
 
 
Hanford Public Tour Registration Website
 
Tours of Hanford’s Historic B Reactor
 
The B Reactor is a National Historic Landmark giving visitors the chance to walk through the world’s first full-scale nuclear reactor. This facility produced the plutonium for the “Fat Man” bomb, which was dropped over Nagasaki, Japan in August of 1945, which helped to end World War II. The B Reactor tour is approximately four and a half hours (4.5), with about two hours allocated for touring the B Reactor itself.  Participants must be at least 12 years old. If no seats are available please check out our other Hanford Site Tour.
 
Hanford B Reactor Tour Registration
 
 
 
Hanford Site VIP Tours
 
Hanford Tours for GoWashington Closure Hanford President Chuck Spencer, foreground, briefs Assistant Secretary for Environmental Management Ines Triay, left, Secretary of Energy Dr. Steven Chu, center, and U.S. Sen. Maria Cantwell, right, during the Secretary’s visit to Hanford’s N Reactor on Aug. 11, 2009.vernmental Officials
Tours of Hanford provide elected or appointed leaders, governmental officials, and representatives from regulatory agencies with critical information to make informed budgetary and legislative decisions on Hanford’s cleanup mission. Each tour is crafted to provide the visitors with an agenda which best fits their areas of interest.
Contact Information:  Hanford Tours for Governmental Officials
 
Hanford Tours for Native American Tribal Leaders
The Department of Energy has a government-to-government working relationship with the Nez Perce, Umatilla, Wanapum, and Yakama Tribal Nations. Tour agendas are developed to provide tribal officials with visits to address specific areas of interest.
Contact Information:  Hanford Tours for Tribal Affairs
 
 
Private Tours of Hanford
A limited number of private tours are available to agencies, organizations, and individuals whose work scope directly involves activities associated with Site cleanup.  Each tour request is evaluated individually to determine if the requesting group satisfies the required criteria. Due to the high volume of requests for private Site tours, we are unable to accommodate every request that is received.
Contact Information:  Hanford Private Tours
 
Media Tours of Hanford
It is important that reporters understand the complex mission of Hanford cleanup, as well as the activities that took place during Hanford’s plutonium production mission which generated the wastes that are being cleaned up today. A number of media relations officials are on staff to assist reporters in covering stories at the Site, as well as to provide tours of the various facilities. Members of the media interested in taking a tour or learning more about Hanford can click on the link below, or visit our newsroom link on the Site’s welcome page for more information. 
Contact Information: Media Tours of Hanford

 

Last Updated 07/28/2014 11:45 AM