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May 2019

Car-B-Que Summer Cruise-In

May 10, 2019 @ 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
The Virginia Museum of Transportation, 303 Norfolk Avenue
Roanoke, VA 24016 United States
$5

Join us for an amazing evening of fun featuring live music by Empty Bottles!

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Celebrate Transportation in Virginia Day

May 23, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
The Virginia Museum of Transportation, 303 Norfolk Avenue
Roanoke, VA 24016 United States

Celebrate Transportation Day was established by legislation passed during the 2018 session of the Virginia General Assembly. It designates the Thursday before Memorial Day, starting in 2019 and in each succeeding year, for the observance. From runways, railways, waterways and roads, the inaugural Celebrate Transportation Day will recognize the thousands of men and women across the Commonwealth who keep Virginia moving through their roles within transportation. Stop by the VMT, grab a photo with your favorite exhibit and share your…

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611 Birthday Celebration

May 29, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
The Virginia Museum of Transportation, 303 Norfolk Avenue
Roanoke, VA 24016 United States

The Virginia Museum of Transportation will celebrate the sixty-ninth anniversary of the delivery date of the 611, one of fourteen Class ‘J’ passenger locomotives built for the Norfolk & Western Railway between 1941 and 1950 and the last one in existence today. Simple lines, a bullet nose, and a Tuscan red stripe made the Js stand out as one of the most beautiful streamlined steam locomotives ever built.  The Js were the pride of the N&W’s fleet of home-built steam…

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June 2019

Annual Grandparents Day

June 15, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
The Virginia Museum of Transportation, 303 Norfolk Avenue
Roanoke, VA 24016 United States

Join us in honoring all grandparents on this very special day.  June 15, 2019 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM FREE ADMISSION for Grandparents; standard admission for all others. Vintage diesel train rides* ($3.00 with General admission) FREE from AARP: Gift for the first 250 kids and ice cream for everyone (while supplies last) FREE Face Painting and other special activities Roanoke Valley Model Engineers Open House The Virginia Museum of Transportation invites you to spend Saturday, June 15th with our…

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Star City Motor Madness After Party

June 29, 2019 @ 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
The Virginia Museum of Transportation, 303 Norfolk Avenue
Roanoke, VA 24016 United States
$5

Join VMT for the official Star City Motor Madness After Party! Featuring live music by Haus of Schmitt performing classic rock, food truck on site and more. $5 admission.  $3 for Kids 3-12.

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July 2019

Car-B-Que Summer Cruise In

July 26, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

Virginia Museum of Transportation and Starr Hill Roanoke announce… Summer Cruise- In & Concert Car B Que July 26 @ 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm Car B Que Fans enjoying Good music - Great Collection of Cars to view - Bring Yours and Get in FREE. Join with Roanoke’s Car Buffs on Friday July 26th at the Virginia Museum of Transportation for an evening of Good Food, Great Music, and Friendship.  Drivers of Classic Cars receive FREE admission, all others…

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August 2019

Car-B-Que Summer Cruise In

August 9, 2019 @ 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
The Virginia Museum of Transportation, 303 Norfolk Avenue
Roanoke, VA 24016 United States

The Car-B-Que Summer Cruise In returns Friday, August 9th to VMT! Featuring live music by classic rock act, Flashback!  Plus craft brew options sponsored by Starr Hill Pilot Brewery and food truck on site. Museum entry included in your ticket price of just $5, kids 3-12 only $3 and FREE if you drive a classic car!  

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WOV Aviation Event

August 24, 2019
The Virginia Museum of Transportation, 303 Norfolk Avenue
Roanoke, VA 24016 United States

This event was formerly scheduled for August 24, 2019, however it has been postponed. We have decided to wait until spring in order to hold a joint event with other aviation related organizations and, therefore, bring you a much larger and fascinating experience with hands-on, interactive opportunities. Watch our website and Facebook for more details.

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September 2019

N&W Class J No. 611 To North Carolina Transportation Museum

September 19, 2019

  N&W No. 611 to Return to North Carolina Transportation Museum Famed 4-8-4 will be featured in Fall 2019 and Spring 2020 events ROANOKE, Va. — After a successful  two-month  run at the Strasburg Rail Road, the Norfolk & Western Class J locomotive No. 611 will travel to Spencer N. C. to the North Carolina Transportation Museum  where the No. 611 will participate in special events including locomotive tours, “At the Throttle,” “Jump Seat Cab Rides,” and others this Fall…

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Big Lick Train Tug – Racin’ & Roddin’ Street Fest

September 21, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
The Virginia Museum of Transportation, 303 Norfolk Avenue
Roanoke, VA 24016 United States

The 3rd Annual Big Lick Train Tug - Racin' & Roddin' Street Fest! NEW FOR 2019: VMT's annual Racin' & Roddin' event will now coincide with the Tug along Norfolk Ave! The 3rd Annual Racin' & Roddin' event is a celebration of fast cars, mad driving skills, and bold personalities. See classic and modern racing automobiles -- from dragsters to NASCAR ™. ENJOY  live music by Jared Stout Band a craft beer garden and amazing street vendors with food, crafts and…

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