Union Station Redevelopment Corporation

50 Massachusetts Ave NE
Washington DC  20002

Phone: (202) 222-0271

Union Station Redevelopment Corporation

In 1903, Daniel H. Burnham, principal architect of the 1893 Chicago World's Fair, was chosen to design Union Station. He modeled the Station arches to symbolize its primary function as a gateway. Opening on October 27, 1907, Burnham used the monumental Beaux-Arts style, the Baths of Caraculla and Diocletian, and the triumphal Arch of Rome as inspiration in designing what was then the largest train station in the world.

Today, Union Station receives more than 30 million visitors a year. Since its renovation in 1988, it has hosted several noteworthy cultural and civic events, including major dinners and charitable benefits in the Main Hall, five Presidential Inaugural Balls, Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher's 70th Birthday dinner, thousands of events at the Columbus Club, a variety of free concerts, and art/photography exhibits.

Specialty shops, restaurants, Amtrak, VRE, MARC, Megabus, Bolt Bus, Washington Deluxe, and DC2NY buses and offices, including Amtrak's corporate offices, are located at Union Station. As one of DC's major transportation centers, Union Station is a major historical landmark.

Its white granite and classic architectural lines set the scene for Washington's classic monumental architecture and one can see its inspiration in the architecture of the Lincoln and Jefferson Memorials, the Federal Triangle, the Supreme Court Building, and the National Gallery of Art.

Preserving the history of Union Station while developing its future.

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Past Events

National Symphony Orchestra (NSO) Performance at Union Station

National Symphony Orchestra (NSO) Performance at Union Station
01:00 pm - 04/11/2018

At Union Station Redevelopment Corporation

On April 11th, as part of the National Symphony Orchestra’s In Your Neighborhood event series, the NSO will be having a free concert in the Main Hall at Union...

21st Annual Union Station Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony

21st Annual Union Station Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony
06:00 pm - 11/29/2017

At Union Station Redevelopment Corporation

In continuation of a 21-year tradition, the Norwegian Embassy, on behalf of the citizens of Norway, will present a Christmas tree to the people of Washington, DC....

Atlas Obscura Hidden Union Station Tour

Atlas Obscura Hidden Union Station Tour
10:00 am - 07/16/2017

At Union Station Redevelopment Corporation

This event has reached capacity. Feel free to add your name to the waitlist in case of cancellations. In 1907, the opening of Washington, DC's magnificent Union...

Shanghai No. 3 Girls High School Concert Band Performance

Shanghai No. 3 Girls High School Concert Band Performance
12:30 pm - 07/05/2017

At Union Station Redevelopment Corporation

The Shanghai No. 3 Girls High School Concert Band, representing the only public high school for girls in China, was established in 1991 by conductors Cao Peng and...

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