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Wilmington Railroad Museum

505 Nutt St, Wilmington, NC 28401-3347
+1 910-763-2634
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Great for kids AND adults

Really a nice museum dealing in the history of railroad in our area. Very kid friendly. This is a... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Wilmington, North Carolina
Nice RR museum

This is not the National Railroad Museum however it's not supposed to be. If you're looking to... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Mendham, New Jersey
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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 4 days ago

Really a nice museum dealing in the history of railroad in our area. Very kid friendly. This is a very detailed and informative museum with full size locomotives

Thank DCoutandabout
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

This is not the National Railroad Museum however it's not supposed to be. If you're looking to kill an hour to an hour and a half this museum is pretty decent. It is staffed solely by volunteers and is funded by your ticket to get...More

Thank scottpL3452KG
Reviewed 1 week ago

Packs a great deal into the space they have. Any rail fan of any age will certainly enjoy visiting. Only glitch was gentleman said they did not do a AAA discount (was in book) and I happened to notice sign on the wall beside him...More

Thank Barbara O
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is fora short hour tour. Not for an afternoon or morning. If trains are your thing then its interesting. If not...well!

Thank James H
Reviewed 16 June 2017

I enjoy all things train so maybe I'm a little biased. I enjoyed the museum and particularly the HO layout. The museum is on the small side but does have some interactive displays that kids will enjoy. Look for and read the Hobo signs. Limited...More

Thank railnsky
Reviewed 15 June 2017

This railroad museum has been rated among the best in the world, a rating that is well-deserved. It is housed in a part of the old Atlantic Coastline Railroad Station (complete with a vintage engine and freight cars at the entrance). There are re-creations of...More

Thank 766flojos2
Reviewed 19 May 2017 via mobile

We visited while needing a place to wait on my husband to finish a conference after checking out from the hotel. My son (3 1/2) loves the trains the moved as well as the toy trains for him to play with. He wasn't too interested...More

1  Thank MagieB-SC
Reviewed 17 May 2017

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

Thank retiredrod2017
Reviewed 29 April 2017

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

Thank arbeebe
Reviewed 22 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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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