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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)

February 11 & 12, 2023

Museum Hours

*The museum will close at 2 p.m. and all guests will be asked to leave so we are able to prepare for the event. Gates will reopen at 3 p.m. for THE POLAR EXPRESS™️ Train Ride event only, and museum exhibits will be closed. 
November 14 – December 7
Tuesday – Thursday 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Friday- Saturday 9 a.m. – 2 p.m.*
Sunday 12 p.m. – 2 p.m.*
Closed Monday. 
 
December 8 – 23
Tuesday – Saturday 9 a.m. – 2 p.m.*
Sunday 12 p.m. – 2 p.m.*
Closed Monday. Open on Monday, December 19 at 3 p.m. for THE POLAR EXPRESS™️ only.
 
December 24 – 26
Closed
 
December 27 – 31
Tuesday – Saturday 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.

TRAIN RIDE TIMES:

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.
*Regular museum train rides will not operate November 7 – December 26.
 
December 23 – 27
Tuesday – Saturday at 10 a.m., 11 a.m., 1 p.m. & 2 p.m.

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

ADMISSION + TRAIN RIDE
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!