Union Station, Worcester

Union Station, Worcester

Union Station was originally built in 1911 during the heyday of railroading in the United States as a replacement for the previous one of 1875. It was abandoned in 1975 and fell into disrepair. It was acquired by the Worcester Redevelopment Authority and completely renovated at a cost of $32 million under the leadership of former Mayor Raymond Mariano. The renovated station opened in July 2000. An intercity and local bus terminal, with five bus ports, was added at a cost of $5.2 million and opened in August 2006. Despite this, of the eleven Amtrak stations in Worcester ranked 9th in FY 2011, boarding or detraining an average of approximately 23 passengers daily.

By 2015, Springfield will feature one of the United States' first two high-speed train terminals; currently, there is talk about extending the service to Worcester and points east.

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Sight Name: Union Station
Sight Location: Worcester, USA
Sight Type: Attraction/Landmark
Guide(s) containing this sight: Worcester Architecture Sightseeing Tour   City Orientation Walk  

Walking Tours in Worcester, Massachusetts

Create Your Own Walk in Worcester

Create Your Own Walk in Worcester

Creating your own self-guided walk in Worcester is easy and fun. Choose the city attractions that you want to see and a walk route map will be created just for you. You can even set your hotel as the start point of the walk.
City Orientation Walk

City Orientation Walk

Named after a town in England, Worcester is the second most populous city in New England after Boston. Once commonly referred to as the "Heart of the Commonwealth", due to its location in Central Massachusetts, Worcester is also known as the hometown of the first mass-produced Valentine's Day card. On top of that, the city holds a number of notable attractions, including the Civil...  view more

Tour Duration: 3 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 5.8 Km or 3.6 Miles
Worcester Landmarks Tour

Worcester Landmarks Tour

Worcester is full of historical monuments. Take this walking tour to visit downtown Worcester with its wonderful landmarks, like the Civil War Memorial, Burnside Fountain, the Korean War Memorial and others. The blue glass-walled skyscraper will be your "light house" helping with city orientation.

Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 4.7 Km or 2.9 Miles
A Tour of Worcester Religious Buildings

A Tour of Worcester Religious Buildings

Worcester is a city characterized by religious diversity. Its places of worship make wonderful attractions for tourists. Take this walking tour to visit Notre Dame des Canadiens, Wesley United Methodist Church, Pilgrim Congregational Church, Saint Matthews Parish and other sacred places in Worcester: you'll learn about the city while soothing your spirit.

Tour Duration: 3 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 6.4 Km or 4 Miles
Worcester Architecture Sightseeing Tour

Worcester Architecture Sightseeing Tour

Take a walk through the center of Worcester and enjoy admiring the architectural aspects of the main tourist attractions like the City Hall, Union Station, Tuckerman Hall, Lincoln Memorial Auditorium and other remarkable architectural jewels of this corner of New England.

Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 5.2 Km or 3.2 Miles
Worcester Art Museums and Galleries

Worcester Art Museums and Galleries

Take a break from the everyday and spend some time enjoying Worcester's art museums and galleries. Wandering among magnificent works and sampling some of the city's fine art exhibitions, you're certain to have a pleasant time.

Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 3.7 Km or 2.3 Miles