Excursion to Charleston, S.C. - The Low Country Limited. The "Low Country Limited" is a three day excursion to one of the south's lovliest cities. Visit historic sites or enjoy a romantic harbor cruise. All guests will have time to explore this city brimming with history, culture and charm.
The Lester J. Brown Memorial Antique Truck Show. Hosted by the Piedmont Carolina Chapter of the Antique Truck Historical Society, the show features trucks of all makes and models at least 25 years old. Regular museum admission applies for spectators.
The Museum In Motion Festival (formerly Rail Days). The N.C. Transportation Museum is expanding a well known event to include more options for families, more things to do and more experiences for everyone who attends. Our traditional "Rail Days" event has become "The Museum in Motion" Festival. The Museum in Motion Festival will provide as many experiences related to transportation as we can fit onto this 57 acre historic site. Fans of railroading, aviation, classic and antique cars, history and fun will find something to suit their tastes!
2nd Saturdays - The Art of Storytelling. Storytellers will have some tall tales about some of transportation's greatest legends and myths. Regular museum admission required. 2nd Saturdays 2013 combines arts and heritage with food and fun on June 8, July 13 and August 10 at all of North Carolina's 37 museums and Historic Sites.
All Thunderbird Cruise In. This Cruise-In is hosted by the Piedmont Thunderbird Club, a chapter of the International Thunderbird Club. The T-bird Cruise-In is open to all Thunderbird owners and enthusiasts, with goody bags to the first 50 entries. The event happens from 9 a.m. to noon, with a guided NCTM tour for entrants. For more information click here for the event flyer (opens as a pdf).
2nd Saturdays - Cars: Art By Design. Explore the museum's antique automobile collection and learn the unique art concepts that went into their design. Regular museum admission required. 2nd Saturdays 2013 combines arts and heritage with food and fun on June 8, July 13 and August 10 at all of North Carolina's 37 museums and Historic Sites.
Annual All Ford Show. The museum's Annual All Ford show sees a great collection of Mustangs, Thunderbirds, Fairlanes, Lincolns, Mercurys and Model As and Ts. The event starts at 9 a.m. with awards handed out at noon. Regular museum admission applies for spectators.
2nd Saturdays - The Art of Modeling Trains. Learn the art of train modeling by attending various clinics. Attendees will also be able to view the museum's collection of models, and those that were put together by local train modelers and museum volunteers. 2nd Saturdays 2013 combines arts and heritage with food and fun on June 8, July 13 and August 10 at all of North Carolina's 37 museums and Historic Sites.
The Annual All GM Show. Taking place in the field at the north end of the museum property, the annual All GM show will feature classic to modern Chevrolets, Pontiacs, Buicks and much more. 'Vettes, Camaros, Firebirds, Impalas, Bel Airs and other GM vehicles will fill the property. The event begins at 9 a.m. with awards handed out at noon. Regular museum admission applies for spectators.
Historic Spencer Shops Model Train Show. The N.C. Transportation Museum hosts this show for model trains, railroading collectibles, memorabilia and much, much more. Vendors are currently being signed up. For more information, please call 704-636-2889 ext. 239.
September 20-22, 27-29
Day Out With Thomas. Seen on the pages of favorite storybooks, in playrooms, and on the television screen, Thomas the Tank Engine® is adored by little engineers everywhere. Now, Thomas the Tank Engine is pulling into the station for a larger than life experience at Day Out With Thomas®: The GO GO Thomas Tour 2013. Day Out with Thomas is a fun-filled and exciting way for children and adults to enter the world of Thomas & Friends®. Day Out With Thomas provides an opportunity for kids to take a ride with Thomas and have their pictures taken with Sir Topham Hatt, the controller of Thomas' railway.
The North Carolina Transportation Museum hosts a variety of events throughout the year, including the popular Day Out With Thomas
activities, Rail Days
and Santa Train
. Car shows, aviation events and educational programs highlight specific areas of transportation history, while we have special days set aside for Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts, Cub Scouts and Home School children and their parents.
Check the calendar above for what's happening, or click the events tab for more information on our largest events!