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.
February 9, 2019 - March 30, 2019

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

February 22, 2019 - February 24, 2019

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

February 27, 2019 - March 3, 2019

Rise Above Traveling Exhibit CAF Red Tail Squadron This traveling exhibit, Rise Above will visit the museum. Rise Above tells the story of the Tuskeegee Airmen...

March 9, 2019

The North Carolina Transportation Museum is celebrating the 70th anniversary of the arrival of the Merci Train in Raleigh, NC. This Celebration of Thanks...

Recurring every week day until March 22, 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...