April 27, 2015

Washington, DC – Washington Union Station announces the launch of its mobile tour application, now available on iTunes and Google Play for download. The app is free and targets visitors of Union Station who are interested in learning more about the historic station, its existing features, and plans for its 2nd Century.

Key features of the application include: a virtual tour and photo gallery, complete with historic images; a scavenger hunt, where visitors are challenged to seek out interesting focal points in and around the station; a quiz, to test your knowledge on the history of the station and interesting facts; a comprehensive timeline on the station; and most importantly, a collection of information on each room within the historic station, separated into various stages of the station’s life – “early years”, “mid-century”, “decline & revitalization” and “second century”.

“We have received continued interest from the public on the history of Union Station, which we like to encourage. We hope this app will harness that interest and allow visitors of Union Station to learn more about the grand historic structure, outside of what’s visible today.” said USRC President and CEO, Beverley Swaim-Staley. “There is a lot of rich detail in the history of the station, and we envision this app will interest visitors, commuters and historians alike, by sharing that information in an engaging way.”

The mobile application development has been funded in part by a grant from the National Trust for Historic Preservation.

To download the app on iTunes, visit: http://tinyurl.com/pscrbpe

To download the app on Google Play, visit: http://tinyurl.com/qzfplbq

About Union Station Redevelopment Corporation (USRC)

Union Station Redevelopment Corporation (USRC) was established in 1983 as a non-profit organization charged with overseeing Washington Union Station’s restoration and renaissance as a multi-modal trans­portation center and a retail/entertain­ment center while preserving its significant historic character. Today, USRC continues to oversee Union Station as a premier world class inter-modal facility meeting the needs of more than 100,000 people who stream through the station daily. The USRC generates its revenue through operation of the parking garage and management of the developer’s lease.

About the National Trust for Historic Preservation

The National Trust for Historic Preservation, a privately-funded non-profit organization, works to save America’s historic places. www.PreservationNation.org



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