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Wilmington and Western Railroad

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Address: 2201 Newport Gap Pike, Route 41 North, Wilmington, DE 19808
Phone Number: +1 302-998-1930
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Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, the Wilmington &...

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.

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Civil War Weekend

The civil war skirmish weekend at Wilmington and Western Railroad is a must for history lovers. You travel with soldiers to Mt. Cube Picnic Grove for a 1/2 - hour layover. Then... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
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Vineland, New Jersey
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Vineland, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The civil war skirmish weekend at Wilmington and Western Railroad is a must for history lovers. You travel with soldiers to Mt. Cube Picnic Grove for a 1/2 - hour layover. Then the steam powered locomotives travel to the site of a skirmish between Union and Confederate troops. I love this event, I have been going to it for years.... More 

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Bradenton, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My first impression of this campsite was very nice. Lauren was very friendly when we called ahead of time to check availability. When we showed up she was very courteous and helpful. Our only bad experiences was when we asked what time the pool close they said 8 and when we went to the pool before 8 it had been... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Love the train ride. Lots of fun. Especially in the autumn when the leaves have changed. There is a picnic grove that the train stops at and you can hop off for awhile and have a afternoon picnic. Then pick the train back up for the return ride. Train lovers a must. Just want something to do on an afternoon... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

took kids on a day trip on the railroad they had a great time. Train a little slow for an adult but perfect for kids. I will be planning the Christmas trip this year.

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WILMINGTON
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2016

We really enjoy the Christmas Lights train ride. It is exciting to see the yards decorated specifically for the ride. The length of the trip is just right. The conductors are very friendly and will answer any questions you have about the the train and the trip.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2016 via mobile

We have been here several times and have found it a fun trip and a little step back into history. THe site of the Brandywine Amusement Park is nearby so you can get in some walking too! I would recommend this for sure!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2016

visited with my 12 year old grandson and wife because of his love for trains. Didn't disappoint. Excellent ride through the countryside, picnic stop along the way. They also have a summer camp for kids to learn about behind the scenes at the railroad

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2016 via mobile

What a wonderful way to enjoy a bit of history, natural flora & the thrill of a steam locomotive! The prices are extremely good deal!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2016

We took the Father's Day express. Round trip- 1 & half hrs. Stop at a clearing by a little waterfall in Mt. Cuba for appr. 20 min. Most of us brought lunch. The employees were all volunteers who retired from RR and loved their job. We learned some history at the same time.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2016

Did the ride as a last minute, something to do on a nice weekend. I had fun, probably as much fun as the kids on the train. The 1.5 hour round trip with a stop at Mt. Cuba picnic area is just the right amount of time to keep the kids entertained and not get bored. 1/2 hour to the... More 

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