Wilmington Railroad Museum, Wilmington

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#4 of 7 in Museums in Wilmington
Explore railroad history & heritage, especially of the Atlantic Coast Line Railroad, headquartered in Wilmington for over 130 years. interests and activities for all ages include historical exhibits, full-size steam engine & rolling stock, lively children's area, and spectacular scale models. In an orginal 1883 freight warehouse, facilities are fully accessible and on one level.
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  • August 9, 2017
    Cute, small train museum with interactive displays. The staff were very engaging and patient with my small children. Nice day out when it rains at the beach.  more »
  • August 5, 2017
    The weather did not permit us to dive, so we were looking for something to do. This was a nice rainy day diversion. The model train display w as really neat. If you have a child or children that likes...  more »
  • July 27, 2017
    Have a humongous railroad layout. Terrific history of trains. Lost of things for the kids to participate in. My 3 year old nephew loved playing with the displays they had for kids.  more »
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  • May 28, 2017
    Awesome museum to stop in for a while. Not a whole day event, but there are plenty of cool exhibits and our little one loves it. Don't forget to go in the caboose out front.
  • April 22, 2017
    Took three kids (5-7) here while on vacation. It was okay but in my opinion a little overpriced. They have a full-size locomotive, box car and caboose to explore, two model layouts with lots of buttons for the kids to explore and a small history hall. Everything was well done but the history hall wasn't interesting to the young kids. Parking is also a little confusing as the lot is shared with the hotel next door. Worth a visit if you're passing through and interested in rail history.
  • March 2, 2017
    Lovely museum with plenty of lifelike historic displays, two large electric train setups, a play area for younger kids. You can go on/inside their full-size steam engine, boxcar, and caboose. Nice staff and gift shop. I like to sit on a bench and read a book for an hour while my son plays with the train toys.
  • June 29, 2017
    Kids really loved it. They have a.couple trains they can play on as well as a.hamds on kids area.
  • June 8, 2017
    Nice little kids section and toy train sets that kids can control. Pretty neat!

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