Union Depot Public Tour
Weekly Event - Every 2 weeks - Every Tuesday: 11:00 AM
Saint Paul, MN
Ramsey County Regional Railroad Authority is pleased to offer free public tours of Union Depot. This tour will explore the history of Union Depot, allow you to experience the beauty and majesty of the historic renovation, and will inspire you to embark on your next journey from Union Depot. You will learn about the building’s use over time, how crews restored the structure to its original splendor, and how a commitment to sustainability and green building practices led to Union Depot’s certification for Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED).
Stay for lunch at Christos Greek Restaurant and receive a free non-alcoholic beverage with the purchase of the buffet or entree (must present a print out of your email confirmation to receive the offer).
Tours start promptly at 11:00 am and depart from the head house in front of Christos. Tours are limited to 30 people and occur every other Tuesday.
If you are interested in scheduling a private group tour please email email@example.com or call 651-202-2703.
Bring your camera and get ready to have fun!
About Union Depot
Union Depot has an important place in American railroad history and is one of the great railroad stations of the 20th century. During the late 1920s, Union Depot was in constant motion with 300 trains and 20,000 passengers every day. Union Depot continued to serve St. Paul as the main source of rail traffic until 1971 when regional rail service was restructured and the station was closed. The station remained out of service until the Ramsey County Regional Railroad Authority purchased the 33-acre Union Depot site in 2005 and transformed it into a state-of-the-art, environmentally-friendly multimodal regional transportation hub that opened on December 8, 2012. By bringing together services including bus service, bicycles, and taxis, and eventually Amtrak, light rail, intercity bus service, commuter rail and high-speed rail to Chicago, Union Depot is opening its doors to a new generation of retail opportunities, arts and culture and events for the public to enjoy.