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Wilmington Railroad Museum

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Address: 505 Nutt St, Wilmington, NC 28401-3347
Phone Number: +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 Train Museum

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... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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Frankston, Australia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

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 town and close to the river front and worth a visit.

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Frankston, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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 good to see over as well as the box car and caboose.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

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

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Edinburgh
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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 INSIDE! OH MY. EVERY....EVERY small boy's (and big men's) dream come true. I am not... More 

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Tampa, Florida
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4 of 5 bubbles 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 room geared just for children. Plus, very cool to walk in a locomotive, box car... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles 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.

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Wilmington, North Carolina
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3 of 5 bubbles 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.

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Hackensack, New Jersey
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4 of 5 bubbles 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. The big room with active model trains is interactive, impressive, and so realistically detailed. The... More 

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Colleyville, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles 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 info and history of the Atlantic Coast line, which was headquartered there at one time.... More 

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Charleston, South Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles 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!

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