Washington Union Station: Past, Present, and Future

Time:               10:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Length:            Approximately 90 minutes

Maximum #:    30 people (two groups of 15)

Description:    Washington Union Station is considered one of the most beautiful train stations in the U.S.  Enjoy its beauty while you learn about the station’s significance in the nation’s transportation history; its current role as a major regional, multimodal transportation hub (Amtrak’s second busiest station and busiest regional commuter rail station); and the ongoing redevelopment initiatives that blend historic renovation with modernization and expansion of the station to serve changing multimodal transportation demands.

Restrictions:    None, but expect considerable walking.

Departure Location:   Convene at Union Station 

Fee:                  $30 per person

The Evolving City: 
Across the 11th Street Bridge

Date:                    Saturday, May 4

Time:                   10:00 am

Length               Approximately 2 Hours

Maximum # of participants:   25

Description:       Take a guided trek along pedestrian walkway of the 11th Street Bridge – a critical access to Washington DC – and see how public parks clustered along this bridge are attracting residents and visitors and transforming communities along the Anacostia River. Start along the Potomac River’s new Capitol Riverfront, site of The Yards Park and its fountains, water wall, elevated overlook, and grassy areas.  Once home to iconic gay night clubs, newer landmarks, such as the Nationals Park baseball stadium and the U.S. Department of Transportation headquarters, stand in the shadow of one of D.C.’s oldest institutions: the Washington Navy Yard, established in 1799.  The bridge walkway, poised to be transformed into the 11th Street Bridge Park by a non-profit-private sector partnership, will be built on the original pillars of the old road bridge.

Departure Location:   Embarks from outside the Navy Yard Metro station’s New Jersey Avenue, SE exit (200 M Street, SE).  Metro Stop:  Navy Yard-Ballpark/Green Line

Restrictions:       Comfortable Clothing and Walking Shoes

Security Requirements:  None

Cost:               $25 per person/pay at time of registration.