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The Virginia Museum of Transportation to celebrate
Grandparents’ Weekend on Saturday, September 7 and
Sunday, September 8
- The day will celebrate grandparents, grandchildren and everyone in between. Generously sponsored by BB&T and AARP.
- Special events will include train rides, model train displays, face painting and a craft station so kids can create something special for their grandparents.
- Saturday is AARP Day! The first 250 kids through the door receive a special gift from the AARP. All guests will enjoy free Homestead Creamery Ice Cream generously provided by AARP.
- Costs: AARP Members admitted free. Reduced admission of $5 per person for the rest of the family. As always, members and infants two and under admitted free. Train rides: $2 per person including grandparents and members. All-day Train Pass is $5. Infants two and under ride the train for free.
The Virginia Museum of Transportation will celebrate Grandparents’ Weekend on Saturday, September 7 (10 am to 5 pm) and Sunday, September 8 (1 pm to 5 pm) with activities designed to please the whole family. “Grandparents hold a special place in our hearts,” said Beverly T. Fitzpatrick, Jr., executive director of the Virginia Museum of Transportation. “So, we’re planning a day where generations can connect and create special memories.”
Train rides will be offered by the Roanoke Chapter of the National Railway Historic Society. Train rides are $2 per person per ride, including members and grandparents. Infants two and under can ride the train for free. An All-Day Train Pass is available for $5. The proceeds from the train rides will offset the cost of fuel needed to operate the locomotive.
A Craft Station will be available so grandchildren can make something special for their grandparents. Other activities include model train displays by the Roanoke Valley Model Engineers and facepainting.
Saturday, September 7 is AARP Day. The first 250 kids through the door will receive a special gift from the AARP. Every guest will also enjoy free Homestead Creamery Ice Cream provided by the AARP.
Grandparents Weekend at the Virginia Museum of Transportation is sponsored by the AARP and BB&T.
About the Virginia Museum of Transportation
Home to two of the most powerful steam locomotives in existence today—the N&W Class A 1218 and the N&W Class J 611—the Virginia Museum of Transportation regularly attracts visitors of all ages from across the U.S. and around the world. Through exhibits, artifacts, and an outstanding collection of rail equipment, cars, trucks, airplanes, and more, the Museum tells the rich story of Virginia’s transportation history.
The Virginia Museum of Transportation is the Official Transportation Museum of the Commonwealth of Virginia, but receives no state funding. The Museum is located in the historic N&W Freight Station at 303 Norfolk Avenue SW, Roanoke, VA 24016. Open Monday-Saturday 10-5 and Sunday 1-5. 540/342.5670. www.vmt.org.