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Wilmington Railroad Museum

505 Nutt St, Wilmington, NC 28401-3347
+1 910-763-2634
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Small museum, but very informative

The museum isn’t overly big, but gives a good impression of the history of the railroad in this... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Monique E
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The Netherlands
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Informative

This museum does not have that many locomotives and carriages but inside there are a lot of... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Hans V
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The Netherlands
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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.
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505 Nutt St, Wilmington, NC 28401-3347
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+1 910-763-2634
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The museum isn’t overly big, but gives a good impression of the history of the railroad in this area. There is an informative short movie. There are a lot of models on display and the last room stole our heart: a beautyfully laid out train...More

Thank Monique E
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This museum does not have that many locomotives and carriages but inside there are a lot of displayed items which are worth a visit. Many miniature displayed railwayliana. For train enthousiasts worth to visit.

Thank Hans V
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My seven year old is obsessed with trains so this was a great find for him. The museum has a lot of interactive model trains that anyone can control. One of the volunteers let my son “drive” one of the trains and he really enjoyed...More

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Reviewed 9 April 2018 via mobile

Our 22 month old grandson loved this museum, especially the kids section with train toys to be played with. He loves Thomas the Tank so this was great for him

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Reviewed 2 April 2018

Awesome museum with great, informative exhibits. We loved the interactive model and ACL and Wilmington history.

Thank Brenda S
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Reviewed 17 March 2018 via mobile

Had the grandkids visit in January and not knowing what the weather could be at that time we needed a great indoor activity that was kid centric. Our grandkids loved it and I was impressed by the size and scope of the train sets. Volunteers...More

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Reviewed 14 March 2018 via mobile

We visited the Railroad Museum last weekend and thoroughly enjoyed it. We were impressed with the care and detail that was taken across the entire museum. The highlights of the visit were the miniature train room and the real locomotive outside. The train room was...More

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Reviewed 13 March 2018

My family and I visited this railroad museum on a very rainy day while vacationing in wilmington,nc. This is a great activity for a rainy day or any day. the men running the museum and telling history and info. were very friendly and professional. It...More

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Reviewed 5 March 2018

Small but very nice collection of old railroad steam engines and cars. It is near the Riverwalk (in front of the Best Western Plus Coastline hotel) and next to the visitors center. Take a picture with the kids here. There is a beautifully restored adjacent...More

Thank Alan S
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Reviewed 3 March 2018

My first model train was when I was 3...guess it was really more of my dad's. This museum covers historical aspects of railroading in the area and has a great model railroad exhibit.

Thank Jim H
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kenwhitt1
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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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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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