May 20, 2018 from 10:00 AM–12:00 PM

Hidden Union Station

Hosted by Atlas Obscura

Cost: $25.00

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,  Union Station Redevelopment Corporation, and Infrastructure Week 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.

Infrastructure Week is a non-profit organization that convenes for a week of education and advocacy highlighting the state of our nation’s infrastructure—roads, bridges, rail, ports, airports, water and sewer systems, the energy grid, telecoms, and more—and all the projects, technologies, and policies necessary to keep these vital parts of life humming along.


  • 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 Blitz at

Add wonder to your inbox! Sign up for Atlas Obscura newsletters and join our Atlas Obscura Society D.C. Facebook group to discover unexpected stories, amazing places, and remarkable events and trips around the world.

Advance tickets only. All sales final. No refunds or exchanges.