This isn’t just about trains! It was opened in 1908 and back then it was the grand entrance to Washington. As such the architecture is really impressive. From the outside it has a huge long frontage and the inside has the most stunning ceiling. Whilst the station still has its trains, these days it’s also an atmospheric shopping and dining venue.
After a number of years of decline, the station re-opened in its current form in 1988. Can you believe that at one stage, they’d actually considered knocking it down and building an office block? What were they thinking! We thought it was one of the most beautiful buildings in Washington and we loved the way the space had been used inside for around over 100 shops and restaurants. Outside the station you’ll find a double size replica of the famous Liberty Bell, known as the Freedon Bell.
Location & Contact
Address: Union Station, 50 Massachusetts Avenue NE, Washington, DC, United States.
Tel: +1 202 289 1908
More on Union Station
Washington DC City Guide – From our sister site, Free-City-Guides.com
Hotels near Union Station – We recommend Hotels.com for best prices
Washington DC Guided Day Tour
More Things To Do In Washington DC – From our Tours & Activities pages
Union Station – Official Website
Wikipedia – Union Station
Washington DC Guide Books – Amazon.co.uk (UK)