Hidden Union Station - Atlas Obscura

Washington, D.C., District of Columbia

Hidden Union Station

With trains rumbling nearby, explore parts of D.C.'s iconic Union Station that the public never sees.

In 1907, the opening of D.C.'s opulent Union Station energized the city and forever changed how Washingtonians traveled.
Over a century later, the station still buzzes with travelers, trains, and history. Join the Atlas Obscura Society D.C. in partnership with the National Trust for Historic Preservation and Union Station Redevelopment Corporation as we discover the secrets of this D.C. Daniel Burnham masterpiece. 

As we climb up steps and open doors into areas where the public is not normally granted access, we'll also learn what's being done to preserve this venerable hub of D.C. transportation for years to come. 


  • This tour will be about 1.5-hours long and will consist of a considerable amount of walking.
  • We recommend taking public transportation. The D.C. Metro red line stops at Union Station.
  • For those who are driving, we can offer free parking vouchers for those who park in the Union Station parking garage. 
  • We will email attendees our meeting location prior to the event. 
  • This is a family-friendly event!


Contact Matt at matt@atlasobscura.com.

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