Virginia Museum of Transportation

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Climb aboard decades-old steam locomotives while watching modern trains zoom by on active mainline tracks. Located in downtown Roanokeā€™s century-old freight station, the museum includes an extensive collection of steam, diesel, and electric locomotives and other types of rail cars. Other visitor favorites include model trains, automotive and aviation exhibits, buggies, a trolley bus, and a Jupiter Rocket. The museum store is a great source for hard-to-find transportation-related toys, books, DVDs and gifts.


Norfolk & Western 611

Please note that Norfolk & Western 611 is a traveling exhibit, and not currently on display at VMT. You can find 611 updates on Facebook.



VMT hosts may entertaining and educational for events through the year. Please check the VMT Facebook page for the current calendar of events.

Plan your visit

303 Norfolk Avenue in Roanoke, VA

Open Tuesdays through Saturdays, 10 AM to 5 PM, Sundays 1 PM to 5 PM

Holiday hours 12/24 10 AM to 2 PM, 12/31 10 AM to 2 PM, Closed 12/25 and 1/1

The Museum is large and much of our collection is outside. We recommend comfortable walking shoes and clothing appropriate for outdoor temperatures. Please note the parking spaces directly adjacent to the front of the Museum are always free for paying guests. There is additional parking along city streets in designated areas and in the Salem Avenue parking garage.