Photo by Annie Laskey/L.A. Conservancy

Union Station Walking Tour

Union Station Walking Tour

E.g., Sat 2/28/15
E.g., Sat 2/28/15
Saturday, February 28, 2015 - 10:00am
Saturday, March 7, 2015 - 10:00am Register
Saturday, March 14, 2015 - 10:00am Register
Saturday, March 21, 2015 - 10:00am Register
Saturday, March 28, 2015 - 10:00am Register
Saturday, April 4, 2015 - 10:00am Register

The grand opening of Union Station was celebrated with a three-day extravaganza attended by nearly half a million people. The station’s monumental architecture, a unique combination of Spanish Colonial Revival and Art Deco styles, assured that it would be one of the most identifiable landmarks in the city.

It also turned out to be the last great railway station built in America, constructed as it was near the end of the heyday of rail travel. The vast and extraordinary spaces now serve as station to the city’s Metro Rail lines, and once again tens of thousands of people course through the building every day.

In the mid-1990s, an intermodal transit center and 28-story office tower was added on the east side of Union Station. These additions draw on the 1939 station for inspiration, interpreting the vast spaces and southwestern colors in a new way, and incorporating the work of many different artists as part of the public spaces.

Note: If the Register button does not appear next to a date above, the tour has sold out.

Due to increase in demand, we will not be able to accommodate walk-ins until further notice. Please make your reservations online or call the office at 213-623-2489 to guarantee your space on the tour. 

Meeting Location: Union Station, 800 N. Alameda Street. Tour meets in the Alameda Street entrance lobby, near the information counter.

Parking: Various surface lots in the area ($5-$15). $6 parking is available in the MTA garage, located to the rear of the historic station. Entrance to the garage is from Cesar Chavez Avenue or Vignes Street.

Metro: Gold Line or Red Line to Union Station. For details, visit metro.net.

Important Policies:

  • Tour will run rain or shine
  • No refunds.  You can change your reservation date if you contact us at info@laconservancy.org at least 24 hours before your original reservation date.
  • No pets.
  • If a member of your party is in a wheelchair, please let us know in advance by emailing alaskey@laconservancy.org.

Sample Tour Sites (subject to change)