North Carolina Transportation Museum

This family-friendly attraction is filled with interesting exhibits and special events. Four large exhibit buildings represent the remaining structures of the historic Spencer Shops, once Southern Railroad's largest steam locomotive repair facility on the east coast. The museum is a source of education and fun for the young and old. There's plenty to see and do from train rides to scenic excursions, special visits from Thomas the Train and more.
Recurring weekly on Sunday, Friday, Saturday until December 22, 2018

Enjoy a 70 minute train ride with a stop at the North Pole to see Santa Claus deliver the first gift of Christmas. Passengers will receive their golden ticket...

Dates vary between February 9, 2019 - March 2, 2019

49 Days of Gratitude : A Celebration of Thanks The 49 Days of Gratitude celebrates the 70 th anniversary of North Carolina's Merci train car's arrival in...

Dates vary between February 9, 2019 - February 10, 2019

This special event features a cocktail hour inside the museum, a leisurely train ride around the 60-acre historic site, and a three-course meal served by a top...

Dates vary between February 22, 2019 - February 24, 2019

This event, largest event of its type in the nation, includes three days and two nights with Boy Scouts camping on the museum grounds, earning merit badges, and...

Dates vary between February 27, 2019 - March 3, 2019

This traveling exhibit, Rise Above will visit the museum. Rise Above tells the story of the Tuskeegee Airmen of WWII, the famed all-black fighting squadron who...

Dates vary between March 22, 2019 - March 23, 2019

Wind and Wings: The Science of Flight This high-flying aviation event features displays and flight activities from the Wright Brothers Flyer to modern aircraft...