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South Station History Tour

Posted by Hillary Waldron on Wed, Feb 04, 2015

southstationMany of us have walked through South Station but have you ever wondered about the building itself? There is a ton of history behind the walls at this busy hub in the city. 

The tour will feature "free behind-the-scenes guided tours highlighting the architecture and history of Boston’s busiest station."

The tour is scheduled to start at 1:00pm on February 7th at South Staion near South Boston.

"The station opened for service on New Year’s Day 1899. The first train, filled with 12 tons of Boston-based newspapers, headed out to Newport, Rhode Island at 4:38 a.m.

By the time the inaugural day of service had ended, 62 trains had departed the new station. In its first week of operations, the station welcomed 250 daily trains and by the fall of 1899, South Station was handling almost 740 trains each day."

Want to learn more? Click here and find out more about the South Station History Tour!

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