April 30 – May 2

March 13-14 & April 10-11

Saturday, June 19

February 9 – September 5

Museum Hours

Tuesday – Saturday

9 a.m. – 5 p.m.


12 – 5 p.m.

Closed on Mondays, but will be open on Easter Monday (April 5) from 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. and offering our Saturday Train Ride Schedule.

The museum and all exhibit
buildings are now open.


Adults: $6
Seniors/Military: $5
Children 3-12: $4
Children 2 and under: FREE


Adults: $12
Seniors/Military: $10
Children 3-12: $8
Children 2 and under: FREE


Saturday: 10 a.m., 11 a.m., 1 p.m., and 2 p.m.
Sunday: 1 p.m., 2 p.m., and 3 p.m.

We will be offering train rides on Easter Monday (April 5, 2021). Rides will be our normal Saturday schedule.

Sales tax and fees apply


$1/person ages 3+
Tuesday – Saturday: 10:30 a.m., 11:30 a.m., 12:30 p.m., 1:30 p.m., 2:30 p.m., and 3:30 p.m. (Sat. only)
Sunday: 12:30 p.m., 1:30 p.m., 2:30 p.m., and 3:30 p.m.

Online purchase is highly recommended. 

Please click here for:
“An Open Letter for These Times: Black Lives and Historic Sites” from Division Director, Michelle Lanier

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!



Your Support is Still Needed!

90% of the museum’s funding is drawn from donations and ticket receipts. When the time is right for you and your family, please support the museum that moves you with an online donation.



Tickets – Click Here

To purchase your no-contact online tickets