July 2, 2022 | 7 – 9:30 p.m.

Brew & Choo Festival 2021 at the North Carolina Transportation Museum
August 13, 2022 | 4 – 9 p.m.

Sept. 23-25 & Sept. 30 – Oct. 2

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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.

Currently Closed on Monday
Open Fourth Of July
& Labor Day Monday 


Thursdays & Fridays June – Labor Day at 10 a.m., 11 a.m., and 1 p.m.
Saturday at 10 a.m., 11 a.m., 1 p.m., and 2 p.m.
Sunday at 1 p.m., 2 p.m., and 3 p.m.


 Fourth of July and Labor Day
at 10 a.m., 11 a.m., and 1 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.

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!