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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
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... more » 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. « less
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Easton PA
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25 reviews 25 reviews
11 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
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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22 reviews 22 reviews
5 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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52 reviews 52 reviews
32 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

Really wish our grandkids were with us. Just a nice short trip to enjoy a step back in time. Certainly not something you can do just anywhere. The train stops and you get a chance to stretch, eat you picnic lunch and head back, in reverse. Try to pick your weather. The train is truly authentic and not air conditioned.

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Fairfax, Virginia
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241 attraction reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

We enjoyed our stop here among the many other attractions in the Brandywine Valley area. We were surprised by how much there was to see and do in the city and surrounding area.

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Bear, Delaware
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

The Wilmington and Western Railroad has been a great weekend destination for many people around the state. I grew up at the Wilmington and Western and i'm proud to say I love visiting the railroad. I'll put it straight forward. The W&W is an old-time railroad. It's not polished down to the finest detail (as some hope it would be).... More

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Milford, Connecticut
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16 reviews 16 reviews
6 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

Kids had a great time on this short excursion. It was a relaxing way to spend the afternoon, but don't expect anything too exciting. There is a short stop at the picnic area...enough time to eat a quick lunch, then turn around and go back. Quite scenic and staff was very friendly....they let us take pictures with the conductor and... More

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West Chester, PA
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15 reviews 15 reviews
7 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

The Wilmington and Western Railroad is a true gem and a wonderful way to spend an afternoon. From the historic engines and cars meandering through the countryside to the cute gift shop a visit here is always great!!

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Richmond, Virginia
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139 reviews 139 reviews
51 attraction reviews
150 helpful votes 150 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

Me and my family were very excited to go on this Vintage Train Ride while visiting the Wilmington, DE area, and the brochures that they have does show/list that they have many themed type of rides during certain times of the year. We did not take a themed ride, nor dinner ride, which also costs a whole lot more than... More

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Newark, Delaware
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33 reviews 33 reviews
9 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

Been wanting to go forever and finally used a groupon recently out. Great trip. We paid the extra $1 per person to sit in the open air car and it was a beautiful day with a good breeze. This is run by volunteers and their dedication is amazing. Everything was clean and in good order. 1/2 hour to Mt. Cuba... More

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