Sept. 23-25 & Oct. 7-9

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Scarecrow Stroll
October 15-30, 2022

Polar Express Train Ride
Train equipment and event elements vary by location. Inquire at your local venue for full details.
THE POLAR EXPRESS and all related characters and elements © & ™ Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc. WB SHIELD: TM & © WBEI. (s22)

Museum Hours

Tuesday – Saturday
9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
12 p.m. – 5 p.m.

Closed on Mondays


Fridays (through October 28) at 10 a.m., 11 a.m., and 1 p.m.
Saturdays (through November 5) at 10 a.m., 11 a.m., 1 p.m., and 2 p.m.
Sundays (through November 6) at 1 p.m., 2 p.m., and 3 p.m.

Adults: $6
Seniors/Military: $5
Children 3-12: $4
Members and Children Under 3: FREE

Adults: $12
Seniors/Military: $10
Children 3-12: $8
Members and Children Under 3: FREE

*These prices do not include taxes or fees.

Online purchase is highly recommended.

!! Important Weather Statement !! [Click Here]

With the probability of severe weather remnants from Hurricane Ian and the State of Emergency declared by Governor Roy Cooper, we have made the difficult decision to postpone the Day Out With Thomas ™ events scheduled for this weekend (Sept. 30-Oct. 2) at the N.C. Transportation Museum in Spencer.

We have rescheduled the events for Friday, October 7 through Sunday, October 9.   All ticketholders will be contacted by Ticketweb at the email address provided on your ticket order.  Ticketholders will automatically be rescheduled for the same day and times corresponding to the original tickets.  Friday, September 30 will be rescheduled to Friday, October 7 at the same times.  Saturday, October 1 will be rescheduled for Saturday, October 8 at the same times.  Sunday, October 2 will be rescheduled for Sunday, October 9 at the same times.  Ticketholders who are unable to attend on the new date and times should contact Ticketweb at 866-468-7630 for rescheduling or a full refund.

Any refunds will be issued to the credit card used to make the purchase.  Please allow up to five business days for the refund to post to your account.

We apologize for any inconvenience and thank you for your understanding as we consider the safety of our guests. We hope to see you next weekend!

Please note: With the postponement of the Day Out With Thomas™ event September 30-October 2, the N.C. Transportation Museum will return to normal admission hours and prices on those days (Friday-Saturday 9AM until 5PM and Sunday 12PM until 5PM.) We will not be operating train rides on those days in the interest of safety during the predicted tropical storm. We will be rescheduling the Day Out With Thomas™ event for October 7-9, 2022. On October 7-9, special Day Out With Thomas™ event pricing applies for all museum visitors including members, and ASTC reciprocal benefits will not apply. For more information and ticketing, please visit  www.nctransportationmuseum.org/day-out-with-thomas. Thank you for your continued support!

Welcome to

North Carolina Transportation Museum

The N.C. Transportation Museum is a historic site, once home to Southern Railway’s largest steam locomotive repair facility in the southeast, and a museum featuring all types of transportation history – railroading, automotive, aviation, and more.

Historic structures include Barber Junction Depot, an authentic train station built in 1898 that serves as the museum’s Visitor Center.  The Bob Julian Roundhouse is the largest remaining roundhouse in North America, and is home to locomotives, passenger rail cars, and a full-size replica Wright Flyer.  The massive Back Shop, where steam locomotives were once completely overhauled, now houses rail cars of the past, antique automobiles, fire trucks, and the restoration of the Piedmont Airlines’ Potomac Pacemaker DC-3.  The Flue Shop houses the museum’s Bumper to Bumper automotive exhibit.

Plan your visit today for a trip into the past at the museum that moves you!