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Wilmington Railroad Museum

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Address: 505 Nutt St, Wilmington, NC 28401-3347
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+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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Great for kids of all ages

This museum is interactive on so many levels. My husband and grandsons were totally engrossed and entertained. They were able to push lots of buttons and watch things go, climb... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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Raleigh, United States
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Raleigh, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This museum is interactive on so many levels. My husband and grandsons were totally engrossed and entertained. They were able to push lots of buttons and watch things go, climb, explore, and even go on a 'scavenger hunt' in one of the exhibits. I think they might have even learned a thing or two about trains.

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Lumberton, North Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We wanted to see what the railroad museum looked like lit up for Christmas. They had a special viewing from 6:30 to 8:30 pm on Friday night for $5 a person. It was a nice exhibit and they decorated some of the scenes with Christmas decorations. We visited the museum over the summer an wanted to see what changed. Well... More 

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Greater Melbourne, Australia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 November 2016

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 28 November 2016

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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Thank colinhcondon
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 November 2016 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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Thank Mark T
Edinburgh
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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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