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Wilmington Railroad Museum

505 Nutt Street, Wilmington, NC 28401
910-763-2634
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Ranked #15 of 39 Attractions in Wilmington
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Specialty Museums
Activities: Group tours/walking tour
Traveler Description: The Wilmington Railroad Museum is located in an 1880s Atlantic Coast Line Railroad warehouse and is dedicated to preserving the rich heritage of... more »
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Charlotte, North Carolina
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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014 NEW

Fun for history buffs and train lovers, our family took an hour or so to wonder around the museum which includes a retired train engine, box car and caboose. The indoor part of the musuem has displays loaded with history connecting the railroad to the area, changes in rail travel and important points in history. The staff is friendly and... More

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Yadkinville, North Carolina
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17 reviews 17 reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

We thoroughly enjoyed our stop here. My kids got to be engineers for the railroad model. We enjoyed reading all the history. It was a great way to spend a couple hours on a hot afternoon.

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Richmond, Kentucky
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

This memorial is excellent in teaching children and college students important details about or nation's history. The railroads played an important role in our nation's history. We would not be where the nation is today if it weren't for the railroad industry. A MUST SEE FOR PEOPLE OF ALL AGES!!!

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Holly Springs, North Carolina
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

Friendly staff, great information on ACL and basic unknown train information. Wonderful shop and great place for kids and train fanatics.

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Godwin, North Carolina
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23 reviews 23 reviews
5 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

I took my family to Wilmington,NC and we visited the Railroad Museum. My dad was a foreman on the railroad. When we drove up he was exicited because he was able to tell his grandaughter about all the Engine and Kaboose that sat outside the building. He saw equipment he hasn't seen in years. The museum covered a lot of... More

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East Syracuse, New York
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126 attraction reviews
181 helpful votes 181 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

Through the use of words, photos & models the history of Wilmington's railroad is explained. A large number of glass cases are filled with railroad items, stories about the Atlantic Coast Line. African-Americans contributions and the American civil war. There uniforns, & the inportance of the telegraph. In the Model Hall are a large number of different operating scale model... More

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Fayetteville, North Carolina
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19 reviews 19 reviews
13 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

We popped into the museum and found it to be full of all the old fashioned train sets we remembered as kids. I enjoyed looking at all the nostalgic displays from a simpler time, especially the details of the old carnival rides and cars. Kids of all ages would enjoy this museum.

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BMWEIFW
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12 reviews 12 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

This was a fun experience for the kids and their grandfather. There are historical exhibits as well as a play room for the kids. They loved climbing in the caboose and train cars. Seemed a bit pricey perhaps though as smaller kids find limited appeal.

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VA
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29 reviews 29 reviews
17 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2014

Overall we enjoyed seeing the trains, but though there would be a bit more for the price. I would not go again for the price, but I could see how someone who loves model trains might think the price was worth it.

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Durham, North Carolina
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219 attraction reviews
216 helpful votes 216 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

We have been to train museums that have actual trains in them. This museum is very small so I knew it wouldn't be like that but I expected more than just toy trains. Most of them weren't even working at the time we were there. The outside displays were OK like the freight-hoppers being caught, an old engine, and the... More

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