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Wilmington Railroad Museum

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Address: 505 Nutt St, Wilmington, NC 28401-3347
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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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If you like trains, Awesome!

This is a great train museum that cover Wilmington railroad history. It is located in walking distance from Historical Wilmington and downtown.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
Quentin P
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Wilmington, North Carolina
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Wilmington, North Carolina
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a great train museum that cover Wilmington railroad history. It is located in walking distance from Historical Wilmington and downtown.

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Wilmington, North Carolina
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

If you like railroads and the history of them in Wilmington please attend. This is for both old and young. The volunteers are history buffs so please stop and ask them questions.

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Southampton, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great little museum with lots of railroad history. They have an awesome room with working toy trains and lots of buttons to push.

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Carolina Beach, North Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 19, 2017 via mobile

What a great place to spend a couple of hours with friends learning about the history of the railroads in southeast North Carolina. The model train exhibit is a must see for all ages. It will bring back childhood memories and peak the interest of the younger generations. Our friend has trouble walking and the museum was kind enough to... More 

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Grafton, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 19, 2017

If you love trains or have young children with you, do not pass up a visit to this wonderful museum. It is absolutely fantastic. Go all the way to the back past the museum part, that's where all the great running trains are that the kids can push buttons to make go. There are trains for all ages. One of... More 

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Raleigh, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 9, 2017

This museum is interactive on so many levels. My husband and grandsons were totally engrossed and entertained. They were able to push lots of buttons and watch things go, climb, explore, and even go on a 'scavenger hunt' in one of the exhibits. I think they might have even learned a thing or two about trains.

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Lumberton, North Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 31, 2016 via mobile

We wanted to see what the railroad museum looked like lit up for Christmas. They had a special viewing from 6:30 to 8:30 pm on Friday night for $5 a person. It was a nice exhibit and they decorated some of the scenes with Christmas decorations. We visited the museum over the summer an wanted to see what changed. Well... More 

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Greater Melbourne, Australia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 28, 2016

It is an interesting collection of trains and railroad history and operates as a not for profit to preserve the details of the railroads in and around Wilmington and they do a reasonably good job.It is in Nutt Street not far from the centre of town and close to the river front and worth a visit.

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Frankston, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 27, 2016

Being a Railway enthusiast from Australia we were holidaying in Wilmington NC we visited this railway museum .Wefound it great not a large museum but the items were great.The miniature railway layout was great as well as all the other items there. The. Locomotive was good to see over as well as the box car and caboose.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 26, 2016 via mobile

A cool little museum. Even a very nice model railroad exhibit. A good historical example of old railway kit.

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