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Wilmington Railroad Museum

505 Nutt St, Wilmington, NC 28401-3347
+1 910-763-2634
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Excellent train and model railroad museum

My wife and I had just come from a beach vacation and visited Historic Wilmington and visited the... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Edward S
Lexington, South Carolina
Day trip to a great RailRoad museum

Being a railroad and model train enthusiast, I planned a day trip with my wife to Wilmington NC... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Greenville, South Carolina
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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.
  • Excellent53%
  • Very good31%
  • Average12%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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“love trains” (10 reviews)
“all ages” (22 reviews)
505 Nutt St, Wilmington, NC 28401-3347
+1 910-763-2634
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Reviewed 2 days ago

My wife and I had just come from a beach vacation and visited Historic Wilmington and visited the train museum. A great train layout. Great for old and young enthusiasts. If you have kids or just want to spend a great day with a friend...More

Thank Edward S
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Being a railroad and model train enthusiast, I planned a day trip with my wife to Wilmington NC from Myrtle Beach during our week long vacation. About an hour and a half drive, the Railroad Museum in Wilmington is dedicated to the Atlantic Coast Railroad,...More

Thank serverace
Reviewed 4 days ago

Play area for the children, a caboose and steam engine to explore. Nice track setups and RR history for the area. The Christmas event is great fun.

Thank ACBixby
Reviewed 1 week ago

This place has a lot to entertain children as well as adults. Plenty of model railroad setups with interactive devices.

Thank garykB8764LC
Reviewed 1 week ago

The Wilmington Railroad Museum in Historic Downtown Wilmington is a must see for "railfans" of all ages when in the area. There is a restored ACL Steam Locomotive, ACL Caboose, and an R F & P Boxcar on display outside. Inside there are lots of...More

Thank pparrothead
Reviewed 1 week ago

This friendly museum chronicles the old railroad days in Wilmington - the railroad's departure marked a downturn for the city. Lots of authentic stuff and real engines.If you are in or near Wilmington especially if you are a railroad buff or have kids, particularly if...More

Thank Bob P
Reviewed 12 September 2017

right down on the cape fear you come go to the Museum and then walk around have some drinks and eat some dinner great starter to an evening

1  Thank shawnhudgens1
Reviewed 7 September 2017

We took our 18-month-old son and he loved it! We bought a family membership because 2-3 trips a year would pay for itself and it's a really cool place. Brought my father in law back who used to collect trains and this place really wowed...More

Thank Kim D
Reviewed 5 September 2017

You will experience the painstaking detail of numerous layouts that reflect the history of railroads in Wilmington and southeastern North Carolina. The dedication of the staff is clearly apparent, this is a must see in Wilmington.

Thank HoopMorgan
Reviewed 25 August 2017

Nicely displayed Wilmington railroad history exhibits.You can walk through the railcars parked outside. Do not miss the enormous model train layout in the back of the museum. Great for history buffs, of course, and kids of all ages.

Thank ElizabethR_95685
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19 April 2017|
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Response from EileenKaz | Reviewed this property |
I'm sure if you contact the museum they could give you the info you need. However, the museum is not that large and 150 students at one time may be very chaotic.
20 March 2017|
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12 August 2015|
Response from Lisa F | Reviewed this property |
Regular Admission Prices Adults - $9 Seniors and Military Personnel - $8 Children (2 years to 12 years) - $5 Prices include sales tax as required by NC State Legislature effective Jan. 1 2014