Tours

Visitors to Union Depot today are fascinated by not just the historic elegance of the restored transportation center, they’re captivated by the possibilities of the present and future. A wedding reception? Company party? A place to gather with friends? So many possibilities.


Public Group Tours

Take a tour to learn about the history, recent renovation, sustainability initiatives, expanding transit options and much more. Few sites within the Twin Cities offer such a clear view of the past, present and future of our community. Book a reservation to explore this one-of-a-kind destination. Public tours are available every other Tuesday at 11:00 am. Tours start promptly at their scheduled time and depart under the East clock, located in the Head House.

  • Public tours are available every other Tuesday at 11:00 am.
  • Tours start promptly at their scheduled time
  • Tours depart under the East clock, by the train engine cart, located in the Head House.
  • Tours take approximately 60 minutes.
  • Public tours are free of charge.

Reservations Required. To reserve a place in an upcoming Union Depot tour, register online here.
Be sure to choose a session/date for your tour.
Or email events@rchs.com or call 651-222-0701.
Space is limited. Tours are first-come, first served.

Upcoming 2019 Union Depot public tours:

  • Tuesday, July 9
  • Tuesday, July 23
  • Tuesday, August 6
  • Tuesday, August 20
  • Tuesday, September 3
  • Tuesday, September 17
  • Tuesday, October 1
  • Tuesday, October 15
  • Tuesday, October 29
  • Tuesday, November 5
  • Tuesday, November 19
  • Tuesday, December 3
  • Tuesday, December 17

Please note: No tour on December 24 or on December 31, 2019

Please Note:

  • You will be on your feet for the entire 60 minute tour.
  • Tour is the equivalent of walking approximately 4 blocks.
  • Union Depot does not provide wheelchairs. Please bring your own, if needed.
  • Union Depot has multiple parking and transit options!

 


Private Group Tours

Private group tours must meet the following requirements:

  • The Private Group Tour rate is $90
  • We can accommodate groups of up to 25 people.
  • All payments must be made in advance of the scheduled tour
  • Private group tour requests must be made a minimum of 30 days in advance
  • Tours are scheduled based on availability
  • Group tours are not currently available evenings and weekends

To request information on scheduling a private group tour, please contact events@rchs.com or leave a message at the RCHS office at 651-222-0701. An RCHS staff person will get back to you with details.


Audio & Video Tours

Your tour of Union Depot is about to begin. Simply click one or both of the options below to start. The audio tour features five short segments that explain what you’re seeing as you walk through the facility. The video tour captures the essence of Union Depot in less than four minutes for a quick overview of the station. Both present historical highlights, the cultural significance and transportation milestone of Union Depot with a look at the past, present and future of this one-of-a-kind community landmark in downtown St. Paul, Minnesota. All aboard! Your tour starts now.

Audio Walking Tour

Video Tour