North Carolina Transportation Museum



  • Minimum Number For Group Rate - 15


  • 411 S. Salisbury Ave.



Located on the site of what was once the Southern Railway Company’s largest steam locomotive repair facility. Visit antique automobiles at “Bumper to Bumper” and trace the history of transportation in “Wagons, Wheels & Wings.” Experience days of the working railroad repair shop in the restored 1924 Robert Julian roundhouse. The museum features thirteen buildings, 57 acres, including a restored roundhouse and exhibits on early transportation. Seasonal train ride (fee), audiovisual show, visitors center and gift shop.

Hours of Operation: 9 am to 5 pm Monday - Saturday, 1-5 pm Sundays. Winter Hours (Nov. 1st - April 30th) 9 am - 5 pm, Tuesday-Saturday, 1-5 pm. Sundays. Closed some holidays, call for information. Due to Construction onsite schedule may vary, please call before visiting.

Museum is free. Fee for train rides, turntable rides and guided tours. Admission is $5 for adults, $4 for seniors and active military, $3 for children 3-12, and ages 2 and under are free. Admission plus train ride is $10 for adults, $8 for seniors and active military, $6 for children 3-12,and ages 2 and under are free.

Special annual events include Rail Days, Antique Car and Truck Shows, and Steamfest.

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411 S. Salisbury Ave.
Spencer NC 28159


Latitude: 35° 41' 15.7194" / Longitude: -80° 26' 7.8"

Special Directions:

Exit 79 from I-85

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