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Historic Attractions

Experience Rowan County, NC History

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Experience authentic North Carolina heritage in many unique ways while savoring the charm and character of an area rich with centuries of history, adventure and discovery.  From the early days of Daniel Boone to the civil war, there is something to interest everyone.

Check out our Rowan County, North Carolina calendar of events to find historical happenings scheduled during your visit!


North Carolina Transportation Museum

Address: 411 S. Salisbury Ave., Spencer, NC 28159
Phone: 704-636-2889
Fax: 704-639-1881
Description: This family-friendly attraction is filled with interesting exhibits and special events. Four large exhibit building represent the remaining structures of the historic Spencer Shops, once Southern Railroad's largest steam locomotive repair facility on the east coast. The museum is a source of education and fun for the young and old. There's plenty to see and do from train rides to scenic excursions, special visits from Thomas the Train and more.

North Carolina Transportation Museum

Address: 411 S. Salisbury Ave., Spencer, NC 28159
Phone: 704-636-2889
Fax: 704-639-1881
Description: This family-friendly attraction is filled with interesting exhibits and special events. Four large exhibit building represent the remaining structures of the historic Spencer Shops, once Southern Railroad's largest steam locomotive repair facility on the east coast. The museum is a source of education and fun for the young and old. There's plenty to see and do from train rides to scenic excursions, special visits from Thomas the Train and more.

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