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).
Tour are available every other Tuesday at 11:00am, and every other Thursday at 1:00pm. Tours start promptly at their scheduled time and depart under the East clock, by the train engine cart, located in the Head House. Tours take approximately 60 minutes.
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Bring your camera and get ready to have fun!
- You will be on your feet for the whole 60 minutes.
- Tour is the equivalent of walking approximately 4 blocks.
- Union Depot does not provide wheelchairs. Please bring your own.
Private Group Tour Information
Private group tours must meet the following requirements:
- Minimum of 15 persons, with a minimum private group tour fee of $90 (Cost per person is $6)
- All payments must be made in advance of the scheduled tour. (Only business checks, cashiers checks or money orders are accepted.)
- Private group tour requests must be made a minimum of 30 days in advance and are scheduled based on availability.
- Group tours are not currently available evenings and weekends.
To request an application for a private group tour, please contact email@example.com.
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.