Tuesday – Saturday
9am – 5pm
Noon – 5Pm
The museum and all exhibit
buildings are now open.
Train and turntable rides are unavailable at this time.
Children 3-12: $4
Children 2 and under: FREE
Sales tax and fees apply
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
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