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Union Station opened in 1907. At that time, it was the largest train station in the world and displayed a grandeur that is reflected in later designs of the Lincoln and Jefferson Memorials.

At times the Station employed over 5,000 people and provided such amenities as a bowling alley, mortuary, hotel, police station and, because US Presidents traveled by train in those days, a Presidential Suite.

For half a century, Union Station served Washington and the U.S. as a major center of transportation and a venue for historic events. However, with the advent of air travel it began to fall into disuse and disrepair.

In 1981, by act of Congress, a public/private partnership was formed to restore the building to its original state and create a viable mixed-use transportation center. Today, the Station houses over 130 unique shops and restaurants, and is the hub for Amtrak's headquarters. It continues to make history, hosting world-class exhibitions and events.

Location: Washington DC

Other Transportation nearby:
(BWI Airport) Baltimore/Washington Intnl Airport
(College Park) College Park Aviation Museum
(Laytonsville) Davis Airport
(Easton) East Coast Flight Services
(Mitchellville) Freeway Airport
(Somerville) Hartwood Airport

12/05 Coming to The Washington area
Dewey Beach PopFest Dewey Beach DE April12-13 Features three nights of showcase performances and two days of demo and mentoring sessions, tradeshow, and industry events.
National Cherry Blossom Festival Washington DC March20-April14 The nation’s greatest springtime celebration unites for four spectacular weekends including the Cherry Blossom Parade.
Pork in the Park BBQ Festival Salisbury MD April19-21 Follow your nose to the Pork in the Park BBQ Festival. Celebrating its 10th anniversary, this Eastern Shore staple will be served up April 19-21st at Salisbury's WinterPlace Park.
Galena Dogwood Festival Galena MD May4 The annual Galena Dogwood Festival is will take place throughout Galena. The parade will have a War of 1812 theme.
Dover Days Festival Dover DE May3-5 As one of the longest running festivals in the state of Delaware, Dover Days dates back to 1933. What started as a garden tour staged by the Dover Garden Club, has now become an annual time to remember First State heritage with community spirit and an entertaining festival of family events.
Dover Days Festival Dover DE May3-5 You can claim Dover, Delaware, the capital city of the First State, as your state capital during the 80th anniversary celebration of the Dover Days Festival!.