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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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A Great Railroad Museum!

My husband and I took out 3 year old to this museum and we were not disappointed. There is so much history to see and the model train displays were incredible. The amount of time... read more

Reviewed 17 April 2016
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Reviewed 17 April 2016 via mobile

My husband and I took out 3 year old to this museum and we were not disappointed. There is so much history to see and the model train displays were incredible. The amount of time that was put into the creation of these displays are well worth the admission. We have visited several train museums and this one is top... More 

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Reviewed 17 April 2016 via mobile

My wife an I took our youngest son to the Wilmington Railroad Museum for a visit. The displays are very nice and entertaining. Adults might not enjoy the children's area but there is some for everyone. I enjoyed the wall art and historical posters. The interactive displays are a nice touch.

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Thank Sjdara
Wilmington, North Carolina
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13 reviews
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Reviewed 10 April 2016

I had no idea what to expect when I took my nephew. This place is great. It has a HUGE model train set up that takes over numerous rooms. Buttons and switches allow for certain things to react. This not only kept my 4 year old nephew entertained....it kept me entertained. A must for kids and train enthusiasts.

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Thank theacademyisis
Durham, North Carolina
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Reviewed 3 April 2016 via mobile

Our kids request to come here every year and it is always a refreshing break from the beach. The volunteers are kind, there are interactive buttons the kids can push to make the model trains work, and there are train tables for kids to play. There are larger trains outside that you can walk in and explore. We love it.

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Thank Caroline S
Wilmington, North Carolina
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Reviewed 2 April 2016

Great for a one-time visit for kids of all ages. The train layouts here are pretty fun for small children (lots of buttons to push) and the outside train cars are fun for them to explore. Just a great piece of history to visit.

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Thank Terry M
Southport, North Carolina
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19 reviews
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Reviewed 26 March 2016

I don't care how old you are, and sorry ladies, I think this is more a guy thing, model railroad are cool and this place has one of the top layouts in the world, yes I said world. Really neat and I don't and boy, from say 8 to 80 would not like it. Worth the price of admission that... More 

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Thank Steve S
Brevard,NC
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Reviewed 25 March 2016

Having spent over 11 years with Seaboard Coastline Railroad, a hybrid 0f the Atlantic Coastline Railroad, I really wanted to visit this museum. The museum is located in the downtown area of Wilmington on the waterfront. Not a big museum but enough items and displays to keep me busy. Anyone loving railroading and its history will be thrilled. The tour... More 

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Thank NCtightwad
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Reviewed 25 March 2016 via mobile

I learned all about the complexities of the railroad business surrounding the Atlantic Coastline RR as well the Richmond Fredericksburg and Potomac RR. They have a huge room devoted to model railroads that I especially enjoyed. They have everything from Pullman China to rail weights over time. It's a children friendly attraction from toddlers on up as well. Allow 1... More 

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Thank Sandy W
Wilmington, North Carolina
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Reviewed 19 March 2016

This is a very small attraction but if you like trains it is worth the stop. It is friendly to the novice as well as the most experienced in the field.

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Reviewed 15 March 2016

Wonderful railroad museum, in a great location. The model train setup was fantastic, and the kids room keep our 23 month old grand daughter enthralled for over an hour. We could not tear her away!

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