Location + Directions

Conveniently located in Downtown Roanoke, Virginia just minutes from Interstate 81 on I-581/220 South.
Look for the long building with the Jupiter Rocket beside it on one end.


Free parking is available in spaces along the front of the Museum. There is also a large Brandon Parking lot in front of the Museum which is privately owned. There is no free parking in the lot at any time.

Electric Vehicles —Closed for maintenance

An Eaton Level 2 Pow-R-Station electric vehicle charging station is mounted at the front of the Museum. The station can fill a depleted all-electric vehicle battery in four to six hours. The charging station, the only one in downtown Roanoke, accepts credit cards. Each swipe of a credit card charges for one hour, so plan to swipe your card for each hour needed. If you need a three-hour charge, swipe your card three times when you first plug in. Current rate is $1 per hour.

Walking/ Biking

The Museum is an easy walk or ride from the Hotel Roanoke & Conference Center and other downtown Roanoke attractions. Follow Norfolk Southern’s mainline tracks and enjoy the David R. and Susan S. Goode Railwalk, with interactive exhibits that tell of Roanoke’s rail heritage. The Railwalk connects to the Roanoke Valley Greenways. A bike rack is available in front of the Museum.

Passenger Rail

The nearest passenger rail stations are in Lynchburg, VA and Clifton Forge, VA. Click here for information on the Smartway bus connector service between Roanoke and the Lynchburg Amtrak station. Click here for a map and schedule.


The Roanoke-Blacksburg Regional Airport offers more than 50 scheduled flights daily, providing nonstop service from Roanoke to nine major cities. The major airlines that fly out of Roanoke Regional Airport daily include US Airways, United Airlines and Delta. Allegiant Air also provides full sized jets and frequent service to Florida.

For traffic and travel information for Virginia’s interstates and highways

The Virginia 511 system updates callers and Web site visitors with information about road construction, traffic and weather conditions, traffic incidents, transit information, lodging, food, gas and more. The service is available 24/7 by dialing 5-1-1 or by visiting 511Virginia.org. Outside Virginia, 511 Virginia can be accessed by calling 1-800-578-4111. Hearing impaired users (TDD users) can call 711 and ask to be connected to 511.