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Wilmington Railroad Museum

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Address: 505 Nutt St, Wilmington, NC 28401-3347
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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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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... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 25 March 2016
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Southport, North Carolina
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Southport, North Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles 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, from say 8 to 80 would not like it. Worth the price of admission that... More 

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Brevard,NC
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4 of 5 bubbles 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 to keep me busy. Anyone loving railroading and its history will be thrilled. The tour... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles 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 over time. It's a children friendly attraction from toddlers on up as well. Allow 1... More 

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Wilmington, North Carolina
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3 of 5 bubbles 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.

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Virgina
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5 of 5 bubbles 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!

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Wilmington, North Carolina
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4 of 5 bubbles 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 to do! He really enjoyed it!!

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Ruther Glen, Virginia
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5 of 5 bubbles 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.

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Lewis Center, Ohio
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 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.

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5 of 5 bubbles 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 good condition. Even little kids will love this place..

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Hemingway, South Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles 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.

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