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Tampa Union Station Centennial and National Train Day Celebration
All aboard! Head to this historic station today for a celebration of railroading.
Tampa Union Station opened to the public on May 15, 1912, and was restored in 1998 after years of neglect, officials say. At 11am today, it will be added to the National Register of Historic Railroad Structures by the National Railway Historical Society in honor of its 100th anniversary and its contributions to railroading over the years.
Other fun for the family includes:
• Railroad equipment displays, including Amtrak equipment open for tours
• Operating model trains from the Suncoast Model Railroad Club, H.B. Plant Model Railroad Historical Society, and more
• Live music
• Food trucks
• History and railroading exhibits from the Tampa-Hillsborough County Public Library, the Tampa Bay History Center, Tampa Preservation, Inc., and others
NOTE: Because of construction in the Crosstown Union Lot, parking on the Tampa Union Station grounds is limited. There is handicapped parking at the station. For others, organizers suggest paid parking in the city's Twiggs Street Garage, less than two blocks away.