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Wilmington Railroad Museum

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Address: 505 Nutt Street, Wilmington, NC 28401
Phone Number: 910-763-2634
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Activities: Group tours/walking tour
Description: 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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Being a native of the area, I am familiar with our Railroad history. The museum does a good job of explaining it to tourist, though I'm sure they could do more. My son has been in... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed January 3, 2015
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Wilmington, North Carolina
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Wilmington, North Carolina
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18 reviews 18 reviews
12 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

Being a native of the area, I am familiar with our Railroad history. The museum does a good job of explaining it to tourist, though I'm sure they could do more. My son has been in love with trains since he could crawl (he's 9 now) and even he is starting to get bored with the museum. The displays never... More 

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Naples, Florida
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2014

We arrived here and were a little misled by the signs that advertised $5.00 admission on weekends all month of December. To our shock, after having my grandson so excited to see a train, we ended up with close to $50 just for admission and that DOES include my 3 year old grandson. A nice model train display but it... More 

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Silver Spring, Maryland
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54 reviews 54 reviews
6 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

I love small local museums! And the Wilmington Railroad museum doesn't disappoint. Great display of railroad history and memorabilia. It's obvious that the caretakers have a real passion for their subject. I learned a lot about train history and the history of standardized time in the U.S. (fascinating). You really get a feel for how pervasive trains were in shaping... More 

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Wilmington, North Carolina
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28 reviews 28 reviews
11 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

Everyone will have a great time at this museum. From young to old. It is a wonderful place to view train set ups inside and for kids to climb aboard an old engine and let their imaginations run wild. There are always volunteers on duty to give information and helpful hints to visitors. Fun stop while in town.

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San Diego, California
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109 reviews 109 reviews
24 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

The Wilmington Railroad Museum was on the other side of the parking lot of the Best Western I stayed at in Wilmington, so I had to take a look. It was interesting, exciting, and information. Anyone who loves the railroad and rail cars will enjoy and appreciate this museum. I believe there was a $12 entrance fee, but it goes... More 

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Charlottesville
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39 reviews 39 reviews
19 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

Lots to see for all ages. As a model railroader, I was in spired with several new ideas from the fantastic layout at the museum.

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Carolina Beach
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19 reviews 19 reviews
3 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

What a great couple hours! 3 original RR cars to tour plus several great & huge miniature railroad layouts. Lots of time and intricate work created these. Lots of buttons to push and start different things working. Plus a great kids room for the smaller tykes. They're setting up for a wonderful Christmas display with tons of lights. It will... More 

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Naples, Florida
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34 reviews 34 reviews
5 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014

You get to climb on engines, ring the bell and tour about. A lot of history, you can get through quickly or spend hours.

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Hickory, North Carolina
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014

My husband is an avid train collector...we visited while on vacation and really enjoyed learning about the history of the area and the trains!!!

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Taylorsville, NC
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014

Had a wonderful time here at the Train Museum. I like trains but I'm not big into them but the boyfriend likes them and my uncle LOVES trains. I took as many pictures and video as I could for my uncle since he is in a assisted living center now, he will love to see the pictures and video when... More 

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