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Wilmington and Western Railroad

2201 Newport Gap Pike, Route 41 North, Wilmington, DE 19808
+1 302-998-1930
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Ranked #6 of 43 Attractions in Wilmington
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Scenic Railroads, Landmarks
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Owner description: Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, the Wilmington & Western Railroad is Delaware's only operating Museum. Take a ride on this scenic line and you will be transported back to a Golden Era when passenger trains rolled majestically through the land and steam whistles echoed off the hills. The W&W operates Steam and Diesel train excursions - primarily on the weekends. Special railroading adventures are available for railroaders of all ages. Whether you want to explore history, celebrate holidays, wine & dine or just have fun, The Wilmington & Western Railroad has just the event for you.

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Wilmington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014 NEW

Excellent views and staff was great. I even became a member. There store is supplied with a vast selection of books and souvenirs.

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Newark, Delaware
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014 NEW

Very good for an afternoon with the kids. We went at Christmas and Santa and Mrs. Claus joined for the ride...kids had a blast!

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Wilmington, Delaware
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

Riding the good ol' train felt really nostalgic, and my little daughter really liked the 90-minute train ride here. Visiting here during autumn is really recommended, since the autumn-leaf tour was absolutely fantastic!

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Bethany Beach, DE
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4 reviews 4 reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

A must see if you're in the Wilmington area! The autumn leaf tour was breathtaking. Cannot wait to visit again!

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Columbia, Maryland
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23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014

My husband and I took the Halloween Express trip with our 2 year old. The Fall Foliage train the week before had sold out, but this special trip turned out to work just fine for our family. Children in costume received a 50% discount off their fare, which was a nice bonus. We live about 1.5 hours away, so there... More

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New York
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15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014

This was a nice relaxing diversion. The train ride was 30 minutes out to Mt. Cuba picnic area...a 20 minute picnic...and then 30 minutes back to the station. This railroad is totally volunteer run and all the volunteers are very enthusiastic, helpful, and friendly. This is a very nice activity for families.

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Wilmington, Delaware
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6 reviews 6 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2014

What a hidden gem of an attraction just outside wilmington. Buy a ticket, pack a lunch, and enjoy the scenery on the way to their picnic grove. Most trips include a 20 to 30 minute layover at Mt Cuba adjacent to the creek. Here you are free to enjoy the scenery or have a nice picnic lunch!

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Easton PA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

A group of senior citizens went on the railroad this past Sunday afternoon. Since we had a whole group of 48 people, they reserved the first car for all of us. All the seats were made of the old-fashion rattan. There were a lot of families that went on this ride also. When we got 30 minutes into the ride,... More

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Fairfield, Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

We took the train trip with our 2 year old grandson who is in love with trains. This attraction is run by volunteers who do an excellent job of making it a wonderful experience.

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Virginia Beach, Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

We arrived at the Greenbank Station to board the train for the 12:30 pm Mt.Cuba Meteor ride. We boarded the old fashion steam engine 5 minutes prior to departure time. The interior of the train was very charming ,with all original ,well preserved and maintained flip seats and fixtures. The train traveled over a bridge, past streams, past several railroad... More

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