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Performances at Union Station – October and December 2018

There were some great, free public concerts in Union Station’s Main Hall in October and December 2018. On October 17, 2018 students from the all-girls Craigholme School in Glasgow, Scotland gave a riveting choir performance. The Shiloh Baptist Church Senior Choir delighted passersby with some holiday favorites on December 1st. On December 13, 2018, the […]

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Union Station Holiday Extravaganza and 22nd Annual Norwegian Tree Lighting Ceremony – A Huge Success!

The Union Station holiday extravaganza and annual Norwegian tree lighting ceremony, which took place on Thursday, November 29th, was a smashing success. In continuation of a 22-year tradition, the Royal Norwegian Embassy, on behalf of the citizens of Norway, presented a holiday tree to the people of Washington, DC. This generous gift symbolizes gratitude for the […]

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Union Station Parking Garage Participating in the Children’s National Bears Fundraising Campaign

USRC is happy to announce that until December 31st the Union Station Parking Garage is hosting two Children’s National bears for their end-of-year campaign. The bears, which are located at the top left of the escalators upon entry to the Bus Deck from the station and in the Bus Deck waiting room, will light up […]

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Union Station Holiday Extravaganza and 22nd Annual Norwegian Tree Lighting Ceremony

The holiday season is upon us once again. So, what better way to kick off the festivities than to attend the Union Station holiday extravaganza and annual Norwegian tree lighting ceremony at 6:00 pm on Thursday, November 29th? In continuation of a 22-year tradition, the Royal Norwegian Embassy, on behalf of the citizens of Norway, […]

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NOTICE: November 15, 2018 Closures at Union Station

The Main and West Halls will be closed to the public from Thursday, November 15, 2018 at 12:00 pm until Friday, November 16th at 5:00 am. Please refer to signage to find alternative ways to navigate the station. We apologize for any inconvenience.

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NOTICE: November 13 to 16, 2018 Closures at Union Station

The East Hall will be closed to the public from Tuesday, November 13, 2018 at 7:00 pm until Friday, November 16th at 5:00 am. Additionally, the Main Hall will close to the public on Wednesday, November 14, 2018 at 9:00 pm and will reopen on Thursday, November 15th at 5:30 am. Please refer to signage […]

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NOTICE: October 30th Private Event at Union Station

Due to a private event, the following closures will occur on Tuesday, October 30, 2018: • The East Hall will be closed to the public all day. • The Main Hall, West Hall, and DC Lottery will close at 3:00 pm. All spaces and retailers affected by the closures will reopen and resume regular operations […]

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Union Station Tours in September 2018

The inaugural History of Union Station tour took place on September 15, 2018. On this tour, the participants learned about Daniel Burnham’s vision, the station through two world wars, the 1980s restoration, present-day endeavors, and much more. Also in September, USRC had the privilege of organizing and leading tours for the Conference of Minority Transportation […]

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Union Station – One of the 20 Best Places to Visit in the United States

USRC is happy to announce that Union Station was included in a Social Post list of the 20 best places to visit in the United States. Look for #3 at https://www.socialpost.news/lifestyle/20-best-places-visit-usa/. (Photo Credit: Colin Winterbottom)

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30th Anniversary Celebration – A Huge Success!

On September 28, 2018, there was a celebration at Union Station to commemorate the 30th anniversary of the 1988 grand reopening after the 1980s restoration. People coming through the Main Hall were treated to: • a LEGO® model of the station and the railyard, complete with moving trains; • a Stuart-Hobson Middle School choir concert; • […]

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