Space Rental Guidelines

The Roanoke History/O. Winston Link Museums welcome inquiries about site rentals.  Located at 101 Shenandoah Ave. NE in a renovated historic passenger station, the site is well situated across from Hotel Roanoke and near the pedestrian overpass for easy access to Downtown. The building offers excellent views of Downtown, Mill Mountain and the Roanoke Star, and, of course, trains. We offer two excellent space options, which are highlighted below.

If you are interested in renting a space for your next event, please read the General Information and Terms and Conditions document and submit the Rental Request form to the Museum.

It is highly recommended that anyone interested in a rental view the space prior to submitting the Rental Request form.  To schedule a viewing, please contact the Museum at 540-982-5465 or email

Rental Space Options:

Passenger Station Lobby

Rental fee: $1,200/$1,000 for nonprofit organization; $500 non-refundable deposit

Capacity: Up to 200 people standing or 100 seated

Description: This space is perfect for a dinner, wedding reception or rehearsal, fundraiser or company party. For an additional fee, an event in this space can include a guided tour of the Museum. The Rental Fee includes security, cleaning staff, and on-site Museum staff person. Food and beverage are only allowed in the Lobby space.

Trackside Lobby & Theater

Rental fee: $250; $125 non-refundable deposit

Capacity: Up to 75 people

Description: The General Electric Transportation Theater is great for your company lecture, town hall meeting or press conference. The theater seats 75 people and includes a projector and laptop hookup for your presentation. DVD and VHS players are available. (Sorry, no internet, cable, or satellite access.) The adjacent Trackside Lobby space offers the perfect setting for a reception prior to or after your event.

Use these forms for rental requests:

Museum Rental General Information and Terms and Conditions

Museum Rental Request Form

Virginia History Museum Space Rental
O. Winston Link Museum Space Rental