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Hanford Site Cleanup Tours

Public Tours

Tour Information

Out of an abundance of caution, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) is postponing all public tours of Environmental Management sites until further notice. DOE understands the value of these public tours in helping to inform the public of the rich history these sites played in national security and nuclear energy research, along with the substantial progress that is continuing to be made in addressing the environmental legacy of those activities. DOE will continue to monitor the situation and provide updates as appropriate.

Updates for the 2020 season will be posted when available

Hanford Site Cleanup Tours

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 are also a limited number of "walk on" seats available. Please call 509.376.6969 for information.

There is no cost to participate in the tours.

All tours begin and end at the MSA Office Building located at 2490 Garlick Blvd., Richland, Washington.

To request disability accommodation, please contact Coleen Drinkard,, 509-376-6968, in our external affairs office at least 10 working days prior to the tour. DOE makes every effort to honor disability accommodation requests.

Tour Point of Contact Coleen Drinkard, Mission Support Alliance 509-376-6968
Registration The Department of Energy has not yet determined the tour dates for the 2020 Hanford Site Cleanup 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.
  • Closed-toed shoes are MANDATORY. Sandals, flip-flops, open toe/open heel and high heel shoes are prohibited.
  • Long pants and shirts with at least 4-inch sleeves required.
Clothing must be appropriate for an industrial environment. Anyone not dressed appropriately will not be allowed on the tour.
Prohibited Articles See Hanford Tours Prohibited Articles.
Clearance/Badges Visitor badges are required and will be issued to all visitors the day of the tour. Government issued photo identification is required for each tour participant, and must be presented prior to visitors receiving their badges. See Required Forms of Identification for Hanford Site Access for important badging information. Please read information carefully. 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 Cleanup tours are subject to immediate cancellation any time due to unanticipated circumstances.

In the unlikely event of an emergency 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.

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Last Updated 01/26/2021 10:13 AM