Adult Group Tours

 

Rates for Pre-Formed Groups:

(A group must have 15 people to receive reduced fares.)

Reduced Admission Rates are available for groups.  Contact the museum
for more information on admission and on-site train ride at 704-636-2889.

Contact LeAnn Johnson for group reservation requests and scheduling at 704-636-2889 ext. 258 or email kathryn.l.johnson@ncdcr.gov.
 

Operation Life Saver Presentations

Learn about railroad crossing safety. Includes a video and discussion. 15-20 minute presentations can be done on-site or at your business or organization. Contact LeAnne Johnson, certified Operation Life Saver presenter, for more information on this free program at 704.636.2889 ext. 258, or e-mail LeAnne at kathryn.l.johnson@ncdcr.gov. For more information about the Operation Live Saver engine, visit www.oli.org.
 

Guided Tours

Guided tours encompass three exhibit areas and take 90 minutes for adult groups.
 

Self-Guided Tours

We encourage groups to take advantage of our guided tour options, but if you would prefer a self-guided tour, you may use our group reservation form to tell us which exhibits and activities you would like to see and participate in during your visit. We'll schedule those activities along with our guided tour so that exhibit areas and facilities are not crowded with multiple groups. When planning your tour, allow the following amounts of time for each exhibit/activity:
  • Check-in/restroom break at Barber Junction Visitor Center, 15 minutes
  • Train Ride (departs from Barber Junction), 30 minutes
  • Wagons, Wheels, and Wings exhibit, 15 minutes
  • Gift Station, 30 minutes
  • Bumper to Bumper automobile exhibit, 15 minutes
  • Roundhouse railroad exhibit, 30-50 minutes
  • Roundhouse site history video, 15 minutes
  • Lunch/snacks at picnic shelters, 30-45 minutes
The museum is a walking-intensive site. If your group's members are elderly, have difficulty getting around, or any other special needs, please contact the museum in advance to arrange for assistance. A shuttle is available between museum exhibit buildings on Friday and Saturday.
 

Special Tour Packages

The Rowan Convention and Visitors Bureau can arrange tour packages for groups that include tours of the museum, other museums and attractions in Rowan County, and lunch. For information, call 1.800.332.2343.