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Wilmington Railroad Museum

505 Nutt Street, Wilmington, NC 28401
910-763-2634
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Ranked #14 of 40 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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Winston-Salem and Salisbury North Carolina, United States
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014 NEW

Great history and artifacts from the Atlantic Coast Line Railroad and fantastic model railroad for children and adults

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

I was very surprised with the quality of the museum. Lots of vintage train items from the local area. Train layouts for all ages. Walking distance of down town. Full size train engine an cars outside. Parking near by.

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Naples
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51 reviews 51 reviews
28 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

Very large layout of the trains. It was fun to watch the trains run around the very complex scenic tracks. It is great for people that like models.

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fort worth
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86 reviews 86 reviews
55 attraction reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

With all the displays you really find out how the railroad was run back then. It's a good place for kids for they can run the model trains.

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Winston Salem, North Carolina
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29 reviews 29 reviews
4 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014

We stayed several hours as there is so much to see. My two year old grandchild had a wonderful time with the hands-on trains! Also going into a caboose and hobo car was a great treat. They have done a great job showing the importance in trains in that area. Will go back!

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Federalsburg, Maryland
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20 reviews 20 reviews
10 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014

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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103 reviews 103 reviews
26 attraction reviews
109 helpful votes 109 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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22 reviews 22 reviews
7 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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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115 reviews 115 reviews
30 attraction reviews
69 helpful votes 69 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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