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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
Toll-Free: 877-628-6386
Fax: 704-639-1881
Description: Located on the site of what was once the Southern Railway Company's largest steam locomotive repair facility, you can visit antique automobiles at "Bumper to Bumper" and trace the history of transportation in "Wagons, Wheels & Wings." Experience days of the working railroad repair shop in the restored 1924 Robert Julian roundhouse. The museum features 13 buildings on 57- acres, including a restored roundhouse and exhibits on early transportation.
Web Address: www.NCTrans.org
Email: nctrans@nctrans.org

North Carolina Transportation Museum

Address: 411 S. Salisbury Ave., Spencer, NC 28159
Phone: 704-636-2889
Toll-Free: 877-628-6386
Fax: 704-639-1881
Description: Located on the site of what was once the Southern Railway Company's largest steam locomotive repair facility, you can visit antique automobiles at "Bumper to Bumper" and trace the history of transportation in "Wagons, Wheels & Wings." Experience days of the working railroad repair shop in the restored 1924 Robert Julian roundhouse. The museum features 13 buildings on 57- acres, including a restored roundhouse and exhibits on early transportation.
Web Address: www.NCTrans.org
Email: nctrans@nctrans.org

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