Virginia Museum of Transportation


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Historical locomotives invite guests inside transportation museum that documents Roanoke’s rise as a railway hub

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  • $8 for two admissions (up to a $16 value)
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The museum is open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday-Saturday, and 1 to 5 p.m. on Sunday. Although closed on Thanksgiving, Christmas Day, New Year’s Day, and Easter Sunday, the museum will be open from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Christmas and New Year’s Eve.<p>

Virginia Museum of Transportation

In the 1850s, the Norfolk & Western Railway made its way to Big Lick, Virginia, transforming the sleepy town into a locomotive hub of the south. The Virginia Museum of Transportation walks visitors through this industrial change with its historic steam and diesel engines, cabooses, model trains, and rail collection, which features more than 50 pieces of rolling stock, including some of the most advanced Roanoke-made steam engines ever built in the Norfolk & Western Class J-611 and Class A-1218. Railway exhibits recount the exploits of the industry’s most renowned names and provide an opportunity for visitors to hop aboard an actual diesel locomotive and complain loudly about the lack of complimentary peanuts. Additional engine-powered attractions include a century’s worth of automobiles and the recently reopened Wings Over Virginia Aviation Gallery collection.

Customer Reviews

What a wonderful museum!
Lilian M. · June 15, 2013
We really enjoyed our visit. Would go back again and take others with us.
Jeannie P. · April 28, 2013
We had a wonderful time! Excellent museum, friendly people. We would definitely recommend it as a great way to spend an afternoon.
Sally B. · April 2, 2013

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