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October 2018

Halloween SPOOKTACULAR

October 27, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
The Virginia Museum of Transportation, 303 Norfolk Avenue
Roanoke, VA 24016 United States

  Our annual Not-So-Scary Great Pumpkin Party!  Crafts. Games. Face painting.  Friendly-ghost model train layout by the Roanoke Valley O-Gauge Club.  Train rides on the Candy Corn Express operated by the Roanoke National Railway Historical Society. additional $3 per ticket.  

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November 2018

Honoring the Brave: Military Appreciation Weekend

November 10, 2018 @ 11:00 am - November 12, 2018 @ 5:00 pm
The Virginia Museum of Transportation, 303 Norfolk Avenue
Roanoke, VA 24016 United States
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  Veterans and Active Duty Military enjoy free admission to the VMT from Saturday, November 10 - Monday, November 12. Military Appreciation Day Saturday, November 10 11 am to 5 pm. (The Museum opens at 10 am.) Veterans, active duty military, and Museum Members enjoy free admission. Enjoy: Train rides operated by the Roanoke Chapter of the National Railway Historical Society ($3 per person with admission. Veterans and active duty military ride for free) Free "poppy" cookies from Corbin's Confections…

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Picture Perfect Sunday

November 11, 2018 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
The Virginia Museum of Transportation, 303 Norfolk Avenue
Roanoke, VA 24016 United States

Take your holiday card photo in front of one of the Norfolk & Western's Big Three —the Class J 611, the Class A 1218, or the Class Y6a2156. A professional photographer will be on hand to take your picture. Photos will be available for download at vmt.org on Wednesday, November 14. Santa hats and props will be available for your use. The locomotives will be decorated with their holiday wreaths. Wear your holiday attire and make your holiday card photo…

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Attention Boy Scouts! Truck Transportation Merit Badge Day

November 17, 2018 @ 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
The Virginia Museum of Transportation, 303 Norfolk Avenue
Roanoke, VA 24016 United States
$20

Boy Scouts of America Great Valley District November 17, 2018 Hands-on opportunity for all Scouts in the Great Valley District to spend the day at VMT with full access to the rail yard and museum activities.  Earn the Truck Transportation Merit Badge and visit Old Dominion trucking.  Lunch and a VMT patch are included.  Space is limited on a first-come-first-served basis! Cost:  Event fee is $20 per Scout and includes VMT admission, full Museum access, knowledgeable instruction, lunch, patch, and use…

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December 2018

Candy Cane Express

December 1, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
The Virginia Museum of Transportation, 303 Norfolk Avenue
Roanoke, VA 24016 United States

It's the Roanoke Valley's favorite holiday family event! * Take your picture with everyone's favorite Santa! * Cactus Joe Train * Write letters to Santa in Railway Post Office Car. * Train Rides by the Roanoke Chapter of the National Railway Historical Society ($3 per person with paid admission). The last train leaves the station at 3:30 pm. * Model Train Displays by the Roanoke Valley Model Railroad Club. * Cab tours of the 611 and 1218 * Holiday photo…

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Candy Cane Express

December 2, 2018 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
The Virginia Museum of Transportation, 303 Norfolk Avenue
Roanoke, VA 24016 United States

  It's the Roanoke Valley's favorite holiday family event! * Take your picture with everyone's favorite Santa! * Cactus Joe Train * Write letters to Santa in Railway Post Office Car. * Train Rides by the Roanoke Chapter of the National Railway Historical Society ($3 per person with paid admission). The last train leaves the station at 3:30 pm. * Model Train Displays by the Roanoke Valley Model Railroad Club. * Cab tours of the 611 and 1218 * Holiday…

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January 2019

Winter Bash featuring Haus of Schmitt!

January 11 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
The Virginia Museum of Transportation, 303 Norfolk Avenue
Roanoke, VA 24016 United States
$5

     Join us for Winter Bash featuring the musical talent of Roanoke's very own Haus of Schmitt! All ages welcome. $5 admission (members and nonmembers) Enjoy delicious food from Ken & Jayne's Burgers & Dogs. Food combos only $6.(Hamburger or hot dog/side/drink). Beer and wine tickets $5. Non-alcoholic beverages $1.50. Presale tickets available at www.showclix.com/event/winterbash include a guaranteed seat at a table and savings. Doors open at 7 pm and the band takes the stage at 8 pm. This is…

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February 2019

Boy Scouts of America: Aviation Merit Badge

February 9 @ 8:00 am - 4:30 pm
The Virginia Museum of Transportation, 303 Norfolk Avenue
Roanoke, VA 24016 United States
$37

Great opportunity for Scouts BSA in the Great Valley District. Spend time at the Virginia Museum of Transportation and explore the aviation gallery, railyard and other galleries. Scouts will also build and fly models, Scouts can earn the Aviation merit badge, ride on a Commonwealth Coach and Trolley Museum historic bus to visit Star Flight Training School, and learn from aviation experts. Space is limited on a first-come-first-served basis to 30 Scouts. Cost: $37 includes VMT access, instruction, materials, bus…

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Webelos Aviation Day

February 9 @ 8:00 am - 3:30 pm
The Virginia Museum of Transportation, 303 Norfolk Avenue
Roanoke, VA 24016 United States
$37

Great opportunity for Webelos in the Great Valley District. Spend time at the Virginia Museum of Transportation and explore the aviation gallery, railyard and other galleries. Also, each scout will build and fly their own model glider. Webelos can earn the Engineer Adventure activity badge, ride on a Commonwealth Coach and Trolley Museum historic bus to visit Roanoke-Blacksburg Regional Airport, and learn from aviation experts. Space is limited on a first-come-first-served basis to 30 Webelos. The Virginia Museum of Transportation…

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Annual Train Lovers Day

February 16 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
The Virginia Museum of Transportation, 303 Norfolk Avenue
Roanoke, VA 24016 United States

Whether you are a new or seasoned train enthusiast, come on out to the Annual Train Lovers Day event!

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