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Wilmington Railroad Museum

505 Nutt St, Wilmington, NC 28401-3347
+1 910-763-2634
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A nice place to visit

The largest model railroad exhibit in the country. Great history of local railroad and Wilmington... read more

Reviewed 17 May 2017
retiredrod2017
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Pigeon Forge, Tennessee
A Must see if you love railroads

What a wonderful museum. Give yourself time to wander through the museum and experience each... read more

Reviewed 28 April 2017
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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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LOCATION
505 Nutt St, Wilmington, NC 28401-3347
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+1 910-763-2634
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Reviewed 17 May 2017

The largest model railroad exhibit in the country. Great history of local railroad and Wilmington. Some interesting artifacts.

Thank retiredrod2017
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Reviewed 28 April 2017

What a wonderful museum. Give yourself time to wander through the museum and experience each display. A step back in time.

Thank akr58HI
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Reviewed 21 April 2017

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...More

Thank Margaret N
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Reviewed 14 April 2017

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.

Thank mblue134
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Reviewed 12 April 2017

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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Reviewed 8 April 2017 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...More

Thank VOL7
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Reviewed 1 April 2017

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.

Thank Paulab354
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Reviewed 27 March 2017

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....More

Thank trushekl
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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.

Thank Quentin P
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Reviewed 13 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.

Thank jim b
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kenwhitt1
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.
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cqscharf
20 March 2017|
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Response from Mark T | Reviewed this property |
10am-5pm
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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
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