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Wilmington Railroad Museum

505 Nutt St, Wilmington, NC 28401-3347
+1 910-763-2634
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A Trip to My Childhood

The history of my family on both sides is tied to the Atlantic Coast Line Railroad. This museum is... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Augusta, Georgia
Model railroad heaven

Whether you are 6 or 60, if you enjoy model railroads this is the place for you. Incredibly... read more

Reviewed 7 December 2017
Northern Virginia
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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
505 Nutt St, Wilmington, NC 28401-3347
+1 910-763-2634
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The history of my family on both sides is tied to the Atlantic Coast Line Railroad. This museum is a wonderful place to see the history of the ACL For me personally, it was a chance to see photos of leadership I had heard about...More

Thank Jenn54
Reviewed 7 December 2017

Whether you are 6 or 60, if you enjoy model railroads this is the place for you. Incredibly detailed displays depict trains rolling through various Wilmington areas. The creators are a small team of dedicated, friendly volunteers who are often onsite and love to talk...More

Thank AnotherHappyTraveler
Reviewed 24 November 2017 via mobile

If you love trains and have kids that like trains this Railroad Museum is a must see plan on at least 1 hour here

Thank Julian P
Reviewed 16 November 2017

My kids love trains, and really enjoy the play room and story time here. Not a huge museum, but well done and enjoyable.

Thank Jenna L
Reviewed 7 November 2017

My son and I visited this museum while on a fly drive holiday recently. Easy to find and free parking right outside. The museum is fascinating , but the main attraction is the awesome model railway . The staff were very friendly and helpful,Definitely worth...More

Thank Peter L
Reviewed 20 October 2017 via mobile

We have been to some different railroad museums around the country. My son loved the huge model railroad setup. There is also an engine that they can sit in and ring the bell and a caboose that you get to go in. Fun exhibits and...More

Thank wcarter13
Reviewed 18 October 2017

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 17 October 2017 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 16 October 2017

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 13 October 2017

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

Thank garykB8764LC
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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