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Union Station

40 Massachusetts Ave. NE
Washington DC 20002
202-289-1908

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Union Station is considered to be one of the finest examples of the Beaux-Arts style of architecture in the world.  Architect Daniel Burnham designed the building which opened on October 27, 1907 and was completed in 1908. For over half a century and through two world wars, Union Station served Washington and the U.S. as a major center of transportation and the venue for many historic events. In 1981 with the historic structure in disrepair, Congress enacted the Union Station Redevelopment  to develop an ambitious plan for the commercial development of the station with the goal of making it financially self-sufficient. After three years of renovation at a cost of $160 million, Union Station reopened on September 29, 1988 - restored to its former glory. This living and working museum was redeveloped as a bustling retail center and intermodal transportation facility. In addition to over 130 unique shops and restaurants, Union Station is the hub for Amtrak's headquarters and executive offices. Shops that are open from 10:00 am - 9:00 pm, Monday through Saturday, and from Noon to 6:00 pm on Sunday.  Metro: Union Station Links:  Union Station Website

 

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