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Wilmington and Western Railroad

2201 Newport Gap Pike, Route 41 North, Wilmington, DE 19808
+1 302-998-1930
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What to do when the grandkids visit

The all volunteer railroad has been a hit with every child we've ever taken. Affordable, just the... read more

Reviewed 10 August 2017
Wilmington, Delaware
via mobile
Just super!

We ride this train 1-2 times per year. There are so many reasons to recommend the train. The... read more

Reviewed 12 July 2017
South Jersey
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Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, the Wilmington & Western Railroad is Delaware's only operating Museum. Take a ride on this scenic line and you will be transported back to a Golden Era when passenger trains rolled majestically through the land and steam whistles echoed off the hills. The W&W operates Steam and Diesel train excursions - primarily on the weekends. Special railroading adventures are available for railroaders of all ages. Whether you want to explore history, celebrate holidays, wine & dine or just have fun, The Wilmington & Western Railroad has just the event for you.
  • Excellent64%
  • Very good25%
  • Average8%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“red clay” (12 reviews)
“fall foliage” (10 reviews)
2201 Newport Gap Pike, Route 41 North, Wilmington, DE 19808
+1 302-998-1930
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Reviewed 10 August 2017 via mobile

The all volunteer railroad has been a hit with every child we've ever taken. Affordable, just the right duration to hold a child's attention with a picnic area midway on the trip. It is a pleasant journey through wooded area and lovely pastures with sightings...More

1  Thank Bigdob46
Reviewed 12 July 2017

We ride this train 1-2 times per year. There are so many reasons to recommend the train. The station is easy to get to, with good parking. It's large inside, though the gift shop is lacking. The trains are beautiful, clean, well kept. It's a...More

1  Thank A B
Reviewed 11 July 2017

Took the 2:30 Mt Cuba Meteor ride on July 9th. The old train cars were interesting to see and ride on. The arrow train path through the countryside and over a few creeks made it quite interesting. 1/1/2 hours..Not too long , or too short....More

Thank MrMikeBasspro
Reviewed 8 July 2017 via mobile

We had a great time! All the staff was very nice, and they are all volunteers! We were 2 adults, a 7 yr old and a 2 yr old; we all had blast! The conductor was talking about the history of the railroad while we...More

Thank Rhadealys P
Reviewed 28 June 2017

The weekend train rides with a little history...and great staff who relate to all ages! We booked the meteor ride which left at 12:30--- drove us through the countryside and gave some local history as well as recounted recent endeavors to restore and rebuild after...More

Thank martini-mimi
Reviewed 26 June 2017

This train ride had a nice scenery and it was great to have a narrator who provided information about each of the towns the train passed through on the way to the destination. I would have enjoyed a longer stop in Hockessin to have more...More

Thank soccergallystuff
Reviewed 26 June 2017

Although the train ride was short (90 Minutes) there are many interesting sites to see. Most of the ride follows the Red Clay Creek and you are able to see a few rapids and small waterfalls. After 30 minutes you are given the opportunity to...More

Thank GaryGeorgia
Reviewed 20 June 2017

Whether it's a day trip picnic, evening dinner ride, foliage trip, Father's Day train ride, Christmas Lights ride or other offerings, it is a great experience. Definitely pay the dollar extra for the Open Air Car if it is available. We went on Father's Day...More

Thank RoadTripper516
Reviewed 14 March 2017 via mobile

Not terribly exciting for adults, but 5 yr old granddaughter loved it. Ride out to a park, stop for a bit, and ride back. Still asks to go again.

Thank Karen G
Reviewed 19 February 2017

One train car that is very comfortable, with local landmarks pointed out by the train conductor. The trip is short in duration but with the many sites pointed out by the conductor it is a very interesting trip.

1  Thank Diane J
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