North Carolina Transportation Museum

1 Samuel Spencer Dr.
Spencer, NC 28159- Map It
Phone: (704) 636-2889

AAA Editor Notes

North Carolina Transportation Museum, off I-85 exit 79 at 1 Samuel Spencer Dr., traces the history of transportation in North Carolina. The complex, once Southern Railway's primary staging and repair facility, includes the massive Back Shop, the 37-bay Roundhouse and nine other buildings. Among the displays are Conestoga wagons, antique automobiles, steam locomotives and a dugout canoe. Changing exhibits also are offered throughout the year.
Museum only $6; $5 (ages 60+ and military with ID); $4 (ages 3-12). Museum and train ride $12; $10 (ages 60+ and military with ID); $8 (ages 3-12).
Hours: Museum and grounds Tues.-Sat. 9-5, Sun. 1-5, Mar.-Oct.; Wed.-Sat. 9-5, Sun. 1-5, Nov.-Dec.; Wed.-Sat. 9-5, rest of year. Train rides run Tues.-Sat. at 10:30, 11:30, 1:30 and 2:30, Sun. at 1:30, 2:30 and 3:30, early June-Labor Day; Thurs.-Fri. at 10:30, 11:30 and 1:30, Sat. at 10:30, 11:30, 1:30 and 2:30, Sun. at 1:30, 2:30 and 3:30, day after Labor Day-Dec. 31 and early Mar.-early June; Sat. at 11 and 1, rest of year. Last admission 1 hour before closing. Closed Jan. 1, Easter, Thanksgiving and Christmas. Phone ahead to confirm schedule. Allow 1 hour, 30 minutes minimum.