Wagons, Wheels and Wings
The Master Mechanic's Office, built in 1911, once housed the head of operations for Spencer Shops, but today the Wagons, Wheels, & Wings exhibit hall and the "Gift Station" fill the historic structure.
Displays often trace the history of all forms of transportation in the state. Before, the building has housed such varied items as a including a Conestoga Wagon, a hot air balloon basket, and an amphibious plane built by a North Carolinian in his backyard!
Some of those items remain, but Wagon's Wheels & Wings is also used to house temporary and traveling exhibits and even functions as an expansion of our "Gift Station" Gift Shop and craft area during special events.
Click here to schedule a group tour or visit anytime during our normal operating hours.
With past programs on Blackbeard the Pirate, exhibits focusing on roads and travel by wagon, the traveling Journey Stories exhibit, and expanded Gift Shop and craft areas for special events, Wagon's Wheels & Wings is our most versatile venue.