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Wilmington Railroad Museum

505 Nutt St, Wilmington, NC 28401-3347
+1 910-763-2634
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right down on the cape fear you come go to the Museum and then walk around have some drinks and... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Wilmington, North Carolina
Great Place for Kids and Adults!

We took our 18-month-old son and he loved it! We bought a family membership because 2-3 trips a... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Kim D
Wilmington, North Carolina
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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 1 week ago

right down on the cape fear you come go to the Museum and then walk around have some drinks and eat some dinner great starter to an evening

Thank shawnhudgens1
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We took our 18-month-old son and he loved it! We bought a family membership because 2-3 trips a year would pay for itself and it's a really cool place. Brought my father in law back who used to collect trains and this place really wowed...More

Thank Kim D
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

You will experience the painstaking detail of numerous layouts that reflect the history of railroads in Wilmington and southeastern North Carolina. The dedication of the staff is clearly apparent, this is a must see in Wilmington.

Thank HoopMorgan
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Nicely displayed Wilmington railroad history exhibits.You can walk through the railcars parked outside. Do not miss the enormous model train layout in the back of the museum. Great for history buffs, of course, and kids of all ages.

Thank ElizabethR_95685
Reviewed 10 August 2017 via mobile

Cute, small train museum with interactive displays. The staff were very engaging and patient with my small children. Nice day out when it rains at the beach.

Thank 1hotcarney
Reviewed 6 August 2017 via mobile

The weather did not permit us to dive, so we were looking for something to do. This was a nice rainy day diversion. The model train display w as really neat. If you have a child or children that likes trains this is a great...More

Thank Charles M
Reviewed 27 July 2017

Have a humongous railroad layout. Terrific history of trains. Lost of things for the kids to participate in. My 3 year old nephew loved playing with the displays they had for kids.

Thank SunnyHam
Reviewed 20 July 2017

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 19 July 2017 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 17 July 2017

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
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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