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Wilmington Railroad Museum

505 Nutt St, Wilmington, NC 28401-3347
+1 910-763-2634
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Historical Collection Of Railroads Of Wilmington And The East Coast

It is an interesting collection of trains and railroad history and operates as a not for profit to... read more

Reviewed 29 November 2016
Greater Melbourne, Australia
A Great Train Museum

Being a Railway enthusiast from Australia we were holidaying in Wilmington NC we visited this... read more

Reviewed 27 November 2016
Colin C
Frankston, Australia
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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.
  • Excellent54%
  • Very good31%
  • Average12%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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505 Nutt St, Wilmington, NC 28401-3347
+1 910-763-2634
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Reviewed 29 November 2016

It is an interesting collection of trains and railroad history and operates as a not for profit to preserve the details of the railroads in and around Wilmington and they do a reasonably good job.It is in Nutt Street not far from the centre of...More

Thank Oldjack
Reviewed 27 November 2016

Being a Railway enthusiast from Australia we were holidaying in Wilmington NC we visited this railway museum .Wefound it great not a large museum but the items were great.The miniature railway layout was great as well as all the other items there. The. Locomotive was...More

Thank Colin C
Reviewed 26 November 2016 via mobile

A cool little museum. Even a very nice model railroad exhibit. A good historical example of old railway kit.

Thank Mark T
Reviewed 11 October 2016

THIS PLACE IS GREAT! It is the cutest, best, railroad museum ever! Now...yes...there are only a couple of the full size beasts outside and these are great to have a look at and satisfy all but the ardent rail buffs need for steel wheelers but...More

Thank Mac W
Reviewed 2 September 2016 via mobile

First and foremost, the museum is in the historical train station. A small venue, very well-done with lots of artifacts to tell the story of the history and significance of the major railroad company to Wilmington. Different rooms. The model train room was interactive. Another...More

1  Thank Joyce L
Reviewed 24 August 2016

This may be a small museum but it is packed with a lot! We went during Surfer's Healing and our son was enthralled with the interactive features. We enjoyed the interaction with the great volunteers and their knowledge and enthusiasm.

Thank wxwhrtl
Reviewed 23 August 2016

Nice interactive scale model layout with play area for the kids. The educational displays are interesting but the train cars are a bit tired looking. It might be a bit boring for those who are not train enthusiasts.

Thank Leila A
Reviewed 12 August 2016

A meticulous display of railroad history. A walk through the entry area of the museum displays the comprehensive past of railroads in multiple context. Loved the small box that contrasted the progression of model railroad scales as well as the wall displaying real railroad signs....More

Thank JimmB30
Reviewed 10 August 2016

My teenage son loves trains. Since it is $9 a person, I took him, and my husband took our daughter to the Serpentarium. We made the drive up from OIB for the afternoon to visit and explore. It is a small place, but lots of...More

Thank texasjulie1963
Reviewed 10 August 2016 via mobile

Spent 1 1/2 hrs here trying to keep cool in the heat of August. The 4 kids we were with loved it! The room with the model trains was worth the admission!

Thank DPecorelli
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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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Response from Mark T | Reviewed this property |
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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