Atlas Obscura Hidden Union Station Tour #8

August 4, 2019 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Union Station
50 Massachusetts Avenue NE

In 1907, the opening of Washington, DC’s opulent Union Station energized the city and forever changed how Washingtonians traveled. More than a century later, the station, which is the third most visited tourist destination in the world, still buzzes with travelers, trains, and history.

In partnership with Union Station Redevelopment Corporation and the National Trust for Historic Preservation, join Atlas Obscura for a behind-the-scenes tour of Union Station, where you will learn the secrets of Daniel Burnham’s architectural masterpiece. More than 37 million passengers, tourists, and shoppers pass through the venerable hub of DC transportation every year, but there are still plenty of spaces within the station travelers rarely see. On this tour, you will climb steps and open doors into areas where the public is not normally granted access, as well as learn what is being done to preserve Union Station for years to come.

• This tour will be about two hours and will consist of a considerable amount of walking. Wearing sneakers is recommended.
• We recommend taking public transportation. The Metro Red Line stops at Union Station.
• For those who are driving, we can offer free parking vouchers for the Union Station Parking Garage.
• Attendees will be emailed the meeting location prior to the event.
• This is a family-friendly event.