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Wilmington Railroad Museum

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

I don't care how old you are, and sorry ladies, I think this is more a guy thing, model railroad... read more

Reviewed 25 March 2016
Steve S
Southport, North Carolina
Good memories

Having spent over 11 years with Seaboard Coastline Railroad, a hybrid 0f the Atlantic Coastline... read more

Reviewed 24 March 2016
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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 good30%
  • Average12%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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505 Nutt St, Wilmington, NC 28401-3347
+1 910-763-2634
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Reviewed 25 March 2016

I don't care how old you are, and sorry ladies, I think this is more a guy thing, model railroad are cool and this place has one of the top layouts in the world, yes I said world. Really neat and I don't and boy,...More

Thank Steve S
Reviewed 24 March 2016

Having spent over 11 years with Seaboard Coastline Railroad, a hybrid 0f the Atlantic Coastline Railroad, I really wanted to visit this museum. The museum is located in the downtown area of Wilmington on the waterfront. Not a big museum but enough items and displays...More

Thank NCtightwad
Reviewed 24 March 2016 via mobile

I learned all about the complexities of the railroad business surrounding the Atlantic Coastline RR as well the Richmond Fredericksburg and Potomac RR. They have a huge room devoted to model railroads that I especially enjoyed. They have everything from Pullman China to rail weights...More

Thank Sandy W
Reviewed 18 March 2016

This is a very small attraction but if you like trains it is worth the stop. It is friendly to the novice as well as the most experienced in the field.

Thank Addie A
Reviewed 14 March 2016

Wonderful railroad museum, in a great location. The model train setup was fantastic, and the kids room keep our 23 month old grand daughter enthralled for over an hour. We could not tear her away!

Thank Beatman50
Reviewed 8 March 2016 via mobile

My dad had come up to visit me from Alabama and he is from England and his dad and brother had worked for the railroad for years! He was interested in trains so I thought it was a good idea for something different for us...More

Thank Kay D
Reviewed 7 March 2016

We had a great time here. Even my older teens were enthralled by the model train room. Well worth the side trip.

Thank Mary W
Reviewed 26 February 2016

We were looking for something small to do in the area between other plans so we stopped here. It was a nice little museum and we got some great goodies to bring back home.

Thank spike9090
Reviewed 23 February 2016

Plan to spend some time to appreciate this medium sized museum. The guides there will answer any questions, but most exhibits are self-explanatory. Older people will remember earlier times and young people will learn about local railroad history. Many artifacts, well displayed, well marked, in...More

Thank A3235LPbarbarap
Reviewed 2 February 2016

My God, if you have ever been fascinated by toy trains and the big real ones, don't miss this museum. My family and I tour this whenever we are in Wilmington, maybe twice a year. Love the city and its museums, especially this one.

Thank anacondapy
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We are putting together class trips for middle school 7th graders and looking at Wilmington as one of our options. We are interested in any types of discounts for a group of students? Is there a limit as to how many can visit the museum at one time? Would there be a possibility of guided tours? We are looking at 150-180 students, split into two groups that would visit at separate times. 2 minutes ago Answer
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.
what are your hours?
20 March 2017|
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Response from Mark T | Reviewed this property |
Archie J
How much are the tickets
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