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Wilmington Railroad Museum

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Address: 505 Nutt St, Wilmington, NC 28401-3347
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+1 910-763-2634
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Special interest museum that pays homage to the major impact of railroads...

Special interest museum that pays homage to the major impact of railroads in local and national history, which features Wilmington and Weldon railroad artifacts dating from 1840, and items from the Atlantic Coastline and other railroads.

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For Train Fans of All Ages

This was our second trip to the Railroad Museum. There is a ton of history here about railroads, especially the southern lines. The details on passenger trains were fascinating... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Margaret N
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Durham, New Hampshire
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Durham, New Hampshire
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7 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 week ago

This was our second trip to the Railroad Museum. There is a ton of history here about railroads, especially the southern lines. The details on passenger trains were fascinating and brought back memories of train trips in the 50s and early 60s (and later, for my younger brother). There are interactive exhibits for all ages, starting with a search for... More 

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Wilmington, North Carolina
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14 reviews
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My kids, especially my son, loves going here. It is a must see when coming to Wilmington. There's real trains and different things to do here.

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Thank mblue134
Apex
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8 reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great model train setups with NC towns. Play area for toddlers and large model train that everyone can interact with. Knowledgeable and helpful staff. Also have 3 rail cars you can walk through.

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Jasper, Tennessee
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This was a step back in time. Very nice display of train and railroad history. Extra special to me to see all of the Atlantic coast line and Seaboard cost line railroad exhibits. My granddaddy was an engineer for the railroad for 42 years eventually reting in 1982. These lines are known now as the CSX railroad. Must see!

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Rock Hill, South Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Information was not overwhelming and covered different aspects of the Atlantic Coast line...from dining dishes to duties of conductor and engineer. Layouts were done in great detail and had buttons to push for different sounds.

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Eau Claire, Wisconsin
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I went to this museum with my parents based on a recommendation from the local tourism office and wasn't sure what to expect. I am so glad we stopped here because I learned so much about railroads and the rich history they have to offer. The museum has an incredible collection of artifacts from the early days of railroading, as... More 

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Wilmington, North Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 February 2017

This is a great train museum that cover Wilmington railroad history. It is located in walking distance from Historical Wilmington and downtown.

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Thank Quentin P
Wilmington, North Carolina
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Reviewed 14 February 2017

If you like railroads and the history of them in Wilmington please attend. This is for both old and young. The volunteers are history buffs so please stop and ask them questions.

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Southampton, Pennsylvania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 February 2017

Great little museum with lots of railroad history. They have an awesome room with working toy trains and lots of buttons to push.

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Carolina Beach, North Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 January 2017 via mobile

What a great place to spend a couple of hours with friends learning about the history of the railroads in southeast North Carolina. The model train exhibit is a must see for all ages. It will bring back childhood memories and peak the interest of the younger generations. Our friend has trouble walking and the museum was kind enough to... More 

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