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Wilmington Railroad Museum

505 Nutt Street, Wilmington, NC 28401
910-763-2634
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Ranked #14 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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Federalsburg, Maryland
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20 reviews 20 reviews
10 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014 NEW

This was a great way to see the role the railway played in Wilmington. It is worth the admission fee just to see the model train display rooms. It isn't a large place, so the kids don't get tired or bored. Just a fun place and make sure you see the caboose and train cars outside.

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Bucks County , Pennsylvania
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101 reviews 101 reviews
26 attraction reviews
107 helpful votes 107 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

This was a step back in time for me. I was born in 1944 in Bradenton, Florida( one of the Atlantic Coast Line [ACL] main stops on the west coast of Florida trains. I go back to the steam era and they have a 4 - 6 -0 engine, a great caboose, and a box car. As one person who... More

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NC
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15 reviews 15 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

Took my in-laws and my small son to the museum. Great museum for adults with an interest in history. Has a great kids area with lots of things for kids to play with that mine spent over an hour with. Lots of cool working models as well. Overall a good museum.

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Wilmington, North Carolina
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

The Wilmington railroad museum is great for all ages! The model trains are so intricate and will amaze you with the detail and amount of time behind each display. The historical section is really fascinating and great to see how the early railways operated, down to the China and linens. We will definitely be returning!

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Pittsboro, North Carolina
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112 reviews 112 reviews
30 attraction reviews
66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

If you like model train layouts this is a good place to visit. You will learn some local history in a way that makes it fun.

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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15 reviews 15 reviews
5 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

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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