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.
January 16, 2020 - March 29, 2020

Commemorating Blackbeard’s notorious adventures along the N.C. coast, this traveling exhibit from the N.C. Department of Natural and Cultural Resources includes...

Dates vary between April 4, 2020 - April 4, 2020

It's time for YOU to be “At the Throttle” of an authentic, restored, coal-fired steam locomotive, Jeddo Coal #85, also known as “Mack”. No previous locomotive...

Dates vary between April 4, 2020 - April 11, 2020

This event has been cancelled Take a 25 minute train ride with the Easter Bunny as he hands out treats for the kids. In addition to the train ride, parents and...

Dates vary between April 17, 2020 - April 18, 2020

The N.C. Transportation Museum will host modern tractors, antique farm equipment, farm life demonstrations and much more, while kid’s activities, live music,...

May 2, 2020

Triad Carolina Classic Motorcycle Show Our first automotive show of the season features vehicles of the two-wheeled variety (most of them, anyway). The Carolina...

May 9, 2020

National Bike Month Bicycle Rodeo From 11am to 2pm the Pedal Factory in Salisbury will be at the museum for a bicycle-related fun! Bring your own bike or borrow...

May 16, 2020

Historic Spencer Shops Train Show/Membership Day The Historic Spencer Shops Train Show will feature all sorts of railroad memorabilia, model trains, and much...

May 16, 2020

Lester J. Brown Memorial ATHS Truck Show The Antique Truck Historical Society (ATHS) Piedmont Carolina Chapter fills the museum field with trucks of all makes...

May 17, 2020

Autism Friendly Day The N.C. Transportation Museum’s Autism Friendly Day will take place from 9 a.m. to noon, prior to opening to the general public. Trained...

June 6, 2020

June 6 Pops at the Post: Railway Edition Since the Salisbury Symphony's regular location is unavailable, the annual Pops at the Post concert will be held at the...

June 13, 2020

June 13 All Mopar Car Show The Carolina Region Plymouth Car Club will display a grand collection of vehicles. The show begins at 9 a.m. with awards at noon. The...

June 20, 2020

The N.C. Transportation Museum’s annual Fire Truck Festival represents the largest gathering of fire trucks in the state of North Carolina. Registrations are...

June 27, 2020

June 27 Free Fireworks Show A free, festive fireworks show will feature music, food vendors, activities for the kids, patriotic personalities, and an inspiring...

June 27, 2020

June 27 Salute the Troops: Military Through The Ages The museum honors Honoring our nation’s fighting forces with military reenactors, visiting military...

July 25, 2020

July 25 Celebrity Car Show The museum’s newest auto show will feature the stars that were cars in your favorite TV shows and movies. These replicas of the...

August 1, 2020

August 1 All Ford Show This car show is open to all Fords and all Ford orphans. The largest of the museum's car shows, this event continues to grow each year,...

August 8, 2020

August 8 All GM Show One week after the Fords are highlighted, GM vehicle owners get their chance! Come see this collection of Chevys, Buicks, GMCs and...

August 8, 2020

August 10, from 4-9pm, the N.C. Transportation Museum will have beer available for purchase from craft breweries from across the region, a train ride with...

September 19, 2020

September 19 AACA Car Show Sponsored by the Furnitureland Chapter of the AACA, this show will only feature AACA members' vehicles, but the public is certainly...

Dates vary between September 25, 2020 - October 4, 2020

Day Out With Thomas™ is an annual event that offers children and their families the unique opportunity to take a ride with Thomas, the No. 1 blue engine, and...