Schedule of Events

Stars and Stripes Forever

Summer 2014 Exhibit

Stars and Stripes Forever


The flag on display in Main Hall is
on loan to Union Station from
Fort McHenry National Monument
and
Historic Shrine
and is a replica of the flag that flew
the night of the bombardment
in Baltimore
which inspired Francis Scott Key
to write the National Anthem

2014 marks the 200th Anniversary
of our National Anthem,
“The Star Spangled Banner”

Tazo Iced Tea Sampling

July 2nd - July 4th

Tazo Iced Tea will be have an Iced Tea Garden at Union Station offering free samples of their artfully blended, unique iced tea.

July 2nd - July 4th

10:00am - 4:00pm

ProTerra Electric Bus Display

July 9th from 3:00pm-5:30pm

Union Station Displays the Newest Innovation in Transportation Technology

Battery-electric bus manufacturer, ProTerra Inc., will be displaying one of their ProTerra V2 electric transit bus at Union Station D.C. at 3:00pm on Wednesday, July 09, 2014. ProTerra is an American bus manufacturer specializing in zero emission buses. The bus that will be on display on the West curbside of Union Station is a candidate vehicle being considered by the District Department of Transportation (DDOT) for the replacement of the current diesel operated DC Circulator buses.


Members of the ProTerra manufacturing and design team will be available on-site at Union Station D.C. to give the public a first-hand look at the interior and exterior of the bus as well as answer any questions they may have. This stop is a part of ProTerra’s tour to build public support for their vehicles before the DDOT begins their procurement process, which may begin as early as this fall or as late as early 2015.


The ProTerra V2 is 6 feet longer and 2,000 pounds lighter than the previous generation. The bus boasts a puncture resistant exterior and a Toshiba battery that lasts 6 years and is able to charge from 5 percent to 95 percent in less than 10 minutes. The V2 is representative of the kind of new emerging technology that will take us into a more energy efficient, environmentally friendly, and cost conscious world.

DC Lottery Monopoly Scratcher Event

July 16th from 11:30am - 2:30pm

Pass Go! Head to Union Station!

Pick up that Chance card and advance to Union Station for the DC Lottery’s Monopoly Scratcher Event!

Wednesday July 16, 2014 from 11:30 am – 2:30 pm

Union Station – Food Court Level

We’ve brought the winning action of the classic board game to life in this summer’s hottest new scratcher and 2nd Chance contest. Now we’re celebrating in a Sizzling Summer soiree!

Chicken of the Sea 100 Years of Good Event

July 24th from 10am-6pm

Chicken of the Sea donates $10,000 to the National Historic Trust Preservation


Washington, D.C.– As part of its Great American Gratitude Tour, Chicken of the Sea will be presenting a $10,000 check to The National Historic Trust Preservation at Union Station D.C. on July 24, 2014 at 12:30pm.


Chicken of the Sea wants to thank America for keeping them in business for 100 years by giving back to communities throughout the country. Union Station is a city icon and a fitting place to host their tour's Washington D.C. stop. Chicken of recognition of what the station means to the city, Chicken of the Sea has chosen to award $10,000 to The National Historic Trust Preservation, an organization that has often lent its support to the Union Station Redevelopment Corporation (USRC) in preservation of this historic hub of culture.