Museum Hours

Tuesday – Saturday

9am – 5pm


Noon – 5pm

The museum and all exhibit
buildings are now open.


Adults: $6
Seniors/Military: $5
Children 3-12: $4
Children 2 and under: FREE


Adults: $12
Seniors/Military: $10
Children 3-12: $8
Children 2 and under: FREE


Friday: 10, 11am, 1 and 2pm
Saturday: 10, 11am, 1, 2, and 3pm
Sunday: 1, 2 and 3pm

Sales tax and fees apply


$1/person ages 3+
Tuesday – Saturday: 10:30am, 11:30am, 12:30pm, 1:30pm and 2:30pm
Sunday: 12:30, 1:30, 2:30, 3:30pm

Online purchase is highly
recommended! Click the link below
to purchase online.

Please click here for:
“An Open Letter for These Times: Black Lives and Historic Sites” from Division Director, Michelle Lanier

Welcome to

North Carolina Transportation Museum

The N.C. Transportation Museum is a historic site, once home to Southern Railway’s largest steam locomotive repair facility in the southeast, and a museum featuring all types of transportation history – railroading, automotive, aviation, and more.

Historic structures include Barber Junction Depot, an authentic train station built in 1898 that serves as the museum’s Visitor Center.  The Bob Julian Roundhouse is the largest remaining roundhouse in North America, and is home to locomotives, passenger rail cars, and a full-size replica Wright Flyer.  The massive Back Shop, where steam locomotives were once completely overhauled, now houses rail cars of the past, antique automobiles, fire trucks, and the restoration of the Piedmont Airlines’ Potomac Pacemaker DC-3.  The Flue Shop houses the museum’s Bumper to Bumper automotive exhibit.

Plan your visit today for a trip into the past at the museum that moves you!

Your Support is Still Needed!

90% of the museum’s funding is drawn from donations and ticket receipts. When the time is right for you and your family, please support the museum that moves you with an online donation.



Tickets – Click Here

To purchase your no-contact online tickets