Arts, Culture, and Humanities

Virginia Museum of Transportation Inc

Roanoke, VA


To advance all modes of transportation across the Commonwealth, to celebrate and preserve the hard work and ingenuity of generations past, and to inspire current and future generations to value this industry which is essential to Virginia’s history, culture, and economic growth.

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Executive Director

Mr. Beverly T Fitzpatrick Jr.

Main Address

303 Norfolk Ave SW

Roanoke, VA 24016 USA


transportation, railroad, train, engine, locomotive, education, history, heritage, Virginia, Norfolk & Western, 611, steam locomotive, automobile, car, truck, bus, excursions





Cause Area (NTEE Code)

History Museums (A54)

Science & Technology Museum (A57)

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Transportation is a universal experience: because all people experience transportation, it becomes easier to develop a personal connection to and appreciation of history when presented in the context of cars, trains, or planes. Transportation shapes communities and is a major employer locally and across the country. The greatest gift that the Museum can share with its visitors is an understanding of their community’s development and an appreciation of their own family’s story. In service to its visitors, the Museum:
• holds important historic assets as a public trust,
• preserves and interprets meaningful transportation-related objects, and provides the opportunity to interact with real artifacts as appropriate,
• records and retells the stories of the accomplishments of men and women of all ranks in Virginia transportation history,
• educates school children in a fun, historically authentic environment through standards-based programming that teaches history, science, technology, engineering, and math, and expands young imaginations,
• provides meaningful experiences for volunteers interested in our transportation heritage and giving back to the community
• collaborates with other organizations, including rail heritage, scientific and other historical organizations, to expand services while avoiding duplication throughout the Commonwealth and beyond, and
• focuses on the railway heritage of Virginia as our region’s most significant.

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National Register of Historic Places - Listed Property 2012



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