Facade of Union Station in Los Angeles.

Walking Tour | Weekly

Union Station

Saturday, November 4, 2023

11 a.m.

Learn the backstory of L.A.'s iconic Union Station. This extraordinary Spanish Colonial Revival and Art Deco monument was built to serve as the gateway to Los Angeles – a role which, in many ways, it continues to play today. It continues to serve tens of thousands of commuters daily.
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Facade of Union Station in Los Angeles.

About This Tour

Union Station was the last great railway station built during the golden age of rail travel – an exciting site of colliding community histories.

We’ll visit the stunning former Fred Harvey Restaurant site and hear about the women who worked there in the 1940s and the Ticketing Concourse and Waiting Room, where passengers purchased tickets alongside soldiers headed to war.

You’ll learn about the Japanese families who were deported from Union Station during the same period and how L.A.’s current Chinatown was formed in relation to Union Station’s construction. Along the way, you’ll see newly restored architectural details as well as famous interiors recognizable from decades of film and television spots.

See this beloved L.A. landmark up close, and learn how Union Station continues to evolve.

See below for more information about our COVID-19 safety policies. 

Registration required

Approx. 2 hrs.

Route covers about one mile total walking; no stairs or inclines

Wheelchair accessible

Includes exteriors and interiors

No pets allowed

Ticket Information




General Public



Facade of Union Station in Los Angeles.

Upcoming Union Station Walking Tours

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Facade of Union Station in Los Angeles.

Details & Getting There

Meeting Location

We will start our tour at Union Station. Additional location information will be sent upon registration.

Important Policies and Covid-19 Safety

  • Tour will run rain or shine.
  • The L.A. Conservancy highly recommends but does not require wearing a face mask.
  • The L.A. Conservancy highly recommends but does not require being vaccinated against Covid-19.
  • You can change your reservation date if you contact us at info@laconservancy.org at least 24 hours before your original reservation date.
  • If a member of your party is in a wheelchair, please let us know in advance by emailing info@laconservancy.org.
  • There is no cost for caregivers accompanying people with disabilities. Please let us know in advance by emailing us at info@laconservancy.org.

For additional details, see below.

All participants in the Los Angeles Conservancy-sponsored Walking Tours knowingly and freely accept and assume all risks, both known and unknownincluding contracting and/or transmitting COVID-19 and any other communicable diseases, and AGREE TO RELEASE, DEFEND, INDEMNIFY, NOT SUE, AND HOLD HARMLESS the Los Angeles Conservancy, its principals, officers, employees, volunteers, sponsors, agents and other participants from any and all claims, damages (including medical expenses and attorneys’ fees), injuries and expenses arising out of, or resulting from your voluntary attendance/participation in Walking Tours, including contracting and/or transmitting COVID-19 and any other communicable diseases and any and all other injury, illness, disability, death, or loss or damage to person or property. All participants expressly waive the benefits of California Civil Code 1542, which provides that: “A general release does not extend to claims that the creditor or releasing party does not know or suspect to exist in his or her favor at the time of executing the release and that, if known by him or her, would have materially affected his or her settlement with the debtor or released party.

Photo by Anthony Rubano
Courtyard, Union Station | Bruce Scottow/L.A. Conservancy
Union Station | Larry Underhill

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Major funding for the Los Angeles Conservancy’s educational programs is provided by the LaFetra Foundation and the Kenneth T. and Eileen L. Norris Foundation.