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Wilmington Railroad Museum

505 Nutt St, Wilmington, NC 28401-3347
+1 910-763-2634
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Interesting!

We were here on a family vacation with our children and three small grandchildren. We had lunch... read more

Reviewed 12 June 2016
mrschaplaincoley
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Rocky Mount, North Carolina
A small but excellent RR museum

Railroad buffs will love this museum. It has operating layouts, a caboose, a steam engine and a box... read more

Reviewed 3 June 2016
Kenneth H
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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.
  • Excellent54%
  • Very good30%
  • Average12%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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“model trains” (36 reviews)
“love trains” (10 reviews)
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505 Nutt St, Wilmington, NC 28401-3347
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Reviewed 12 June 2016

We were here on a family vacation with our children and three small grandchildren. We had lunch downtown and walked the river walk. Sadly, we arrived just as they were closing. In the lobby area, there were a huge train set up and it was...More

Thank mrschaplaincoley
Reviewed 3 June 2016

Railroad buffs will love this museum. It has operating layouts, a caboose, a steam engine and a box car. This was a return visit and is highly recommended.

Thank Kenneth H
Reviewed 4 May 2016

While visiting downtown Wilmington we happened across this museum and visited. It does not have many real locomotives, but was very interesting and it has a fabulous model train exhibit. It alone is worth the admission price.

Thank dhcsmc321
Reviewed 3 May 2016

Have been to many events at this museum. Daughter always enjoys. Polar express is her favorite. Take some time to visit,

Thank Robert J
Reviewed 30 April 2016 via mobile

Staff was extremely helpful and pointed out several points of interest on the locomotives and caboose outside the museum.

Thank Katie W
Reviewed 21 April 2016

Bit pricey for admission. Some displays were not working inside building. Good historical content with a model train lovers paradise.

Thank Lawrence O
Reviewed 16 April 2016 via mobile

My husband and I took out 3 year old to this museum and we were not disappointed. There is so much history to see and the model train displays were incredible. The amount of time that was put into the creation of these displays are...More

Thank SJMLD
Reviewed 16 April 2016 via mobile

My wife an I took our youngest son to the Wilmington Railroad Museum for a visit. The displays are very nice and entertaining. Adults might not enjoy the children's area but there is some for everyone. I enjoyed the wall art and historical posters. The...More

Thank Sjdara
Reviewed 10 April 2016

I had no idea what to expect when I took my nephew. This place is great. It has a HUGE model train set up that takes over numerous rooms. Buttons and switches allow for certain things to react. This not only kept my 4 year...More

Thank theacademyisis
Reviewed 2 April 2016 via mobile

Our kids request to come here every year and it is always a refreshing break from the beach. The volunteers are kind, there are interactive buttons the kids can push to make the model trains work, and there are train tables for kids to play....More

Thank Caroline S
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kenwhitt1
19 April 2017|
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Response from EileenKaz | Reviewed this property |
I'm sure if you contact the museum they could give you the info you need. However, the museum is not that large and 150 students at one time may be very chaotic.
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cqscharf
20 March 2017|
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Response from Mark T | Reviewed this property |
10am-5pm
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Archie J
12 August 2015|
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Response from Lisa F | Reviewed this property |
Regular Admission Prices Adults - $9 Seniors and Military Personnel - $8 Children (2 years to 12 years) - $5 Prices include sales tax as required by NC State Legislature effective Jan. 1 2014
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