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Wilmington Railroad Museum

505 Nutt St, Wilmington, NC 28401-3347
+1 910-763-2634
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Love Trains!

Make sure you push the buttons and enjoy the movie and increase your historical knowledge... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
TheBuick
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Moore, Oklahoma
Compared to B&O not that impressive...

... for model railroaders this might be worth the see but not enough real trains on display. Do it... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
mbw244
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Belcamp, Maryland
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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
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Make sure you push the buttons and enjoy the movie and increase your historical knowledge base. This is a very informative, albeit small, museum that allows you to playfully experience the SIGHTS and SOUNDS of what was once our reality. Definitely worth a visit!

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Reviewed 5 days ago

... for model railroaders this might be worth the see but not enough real trains on display. Do it if you have nothing else on your list.

Thank mbw244
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Went for the Christmas show. It was nicely decorated . It was fun for all ages and the trains are set in different cities in NC

Thank mahopac
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Reviewed 29 December 2017

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
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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

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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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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Archie J
12 August 2015|
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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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