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Wilmington and Western Railroad

Wilmington and Western Railroad
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  • Average7%
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“red clay”(13 reviews)
“fall foliage”(11 reviews)
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...more
2201 Newport Gap Pike, Route 41 North, Wilmington, DE 19808
+1 302-998-1930
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Reviewed 4 days ago

WE did the 90 minute ride with 6 adults one child and 2 infants. It was a wonderful day! There is something for everyone and its just long enough. Everyone was very helpful and even took a group picture for us! I recommend it highly!!

Thank Linda F
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We go every year for the past 3 years but this was our first trip during the holiday. Well... it wasn’t the best but I give it 4 stars because the fall foliage ride is the best. Very scenic and the volunteers tell the history...More

Thank M M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This was our first stop in Delaware for my Birthday weekend. The weather wasn’t the best because of a Nor’easter that was moving through. So I’m glad we had this activity planned to keep us out of the rain. Normally you would be able to...More

Thank TravelGirlAK87
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Well, I finally took a ride on the Wilmington and Western Railroad with four other family members. I know they have themed rides, but this was just an Autumn 1 1/2 hour trip. There is a longer trip available, but we had a two-year old...More

Thank Cathytraveling
Reviewed 6 August 2018

I took my family on a nighttime train ride where homeowners who live by the tracks decorate their properties to be judged by the train riders. It was not an expensive trip nor time consuming but it made an indelible mark on me and my...More

3  Thank williamtF3732BG
Reviewed 26 July 2018 via mobile

We were here with our two kids (7 and 4) during a very rainy summer fest. The train ride was awesome, the staff on the train and at the station super friendly. We were hanging around at the station mostly as it was quit rainy....More

3  Thank MoniqueG1561
Reviewed 22 July 2018 via mobile

Last Friday of every month May through October featuring a different brewery! Tickets sell out quickly so make a plan and GO! Beautiful, peaceful, scenic, historical, and a hell of a lot of Fun!

3  Thank Elizabeth D
Reviewed 9 July 2018

We took our 4 year old grandson on the Mt. Cuba Meteor, which cruises along at 10 mph. Very nice people (all volunteers) run the railroad, and we enjoyed it immensely. Highly recommend it, look forward to doing it again.

2  Thank Rick S
Reviewed 26 June 2018 via mobile

Booked a Saturday afternoon train ride really to enjoy the Delaware countryside. Train was clean, comfortable and original, wicker seats and all! Totally staffed by volunteers who love the train. My husband was invited on a personal tour of the locomotive when he asked some...More

2  Thank Dksjjg
Reviewed 14 May 2018

We rode the train on mother's day. We rode in a single car/engine combination. They had a nice turnout in spite of the fact it was a rainy day. The seats are original but comfortable. Like many of the scenic railroads it is all volunteer....More

3  Thank AdventuresomeCouple
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Response from Elizabeth D | Reviewed this property |
Unfortunately no
5 August 2018|
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Response from RajivKMum | Reviewed this property |
25 bucks
15 May 2018|
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Response from AdventuresomeCouple | Reviewed this property |
You do not have to exit the train.