1 Samuel Spencer Drive
Enjoy time out of the house in a safe way with train rides at the N.C. Transportation Museum. It’s a great opportunity to enjoy some family fun, browse the exhibits, visit the museum’s Gift Station, and enjoy a 25-minute train ride around the State Historic Site.
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In accordance with COVID-19 considerations and health orders, cloth face masks are required on the train, in exhibit buildings, in the Gift Station, and anywhere social distancing of at least six feet is not possible. Enhanced cleaning protocols have been implemented on the train and throughout the site. Museum capacity is limited to 50% of full occupancy. Train cars will be limited to 30% capacity and cars will be sanitized between each ride, including seats, windows, and handrails. Advanced purchasing is strongly encouraged for the train ride due to capacity limitations.
In accordance with CDC and other guidelines, access to some areas and exhibits will be limited or restricted. The museum is walking intensive and involves entering and exiting several buildings and outside areas. Visitors with mobility issues are encouraged to bring their own wheelchairs, walkers, etc., as required. One car of the train is equipped for ADA accessibility including two wheelchair spaces and the availability of a wheelchair lift. The other cars on the train are not ADA accessible due to the vintage nature of their construction.
Please enter via the main entrance at 1 Samuel Spencer Drive, Spencer, NC, and follow the signs to the Barber Junction Visitor’s Center, where you will redeem your tickets and where you will be assigned a train car. The train ride departs from the Barber Junction Visitor’s Center. We encourage arrival at least 15 minutes before train time to allow time for boarding. Train rides last approximately 20-25 minutes.
And don’t forget your 3 W’s! Wear. Wait. Wash: Wear a cloth face covering. Wait at least six feet away from others. Wash your hands or use hand sanitizer frequently.
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KIDS UNDER 3 ARE FREE AND DO NOT REQUIRE A TICKET. MEMBERS ARE FREE BUT ARE ENCOURAGED TO RESERVE TICKETS IN ADVANCE USING YOUR MEMBERSHIP NUMBER.