Wilmington Railroad Museum, Wilmington

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#4 of 10 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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  • Went for the Christmas show. It was nicely decorated . It was fun for all ages and the trains are set in different cities in NC  more »
  • The history of my family on both sides is tied to the Atlantic Coast Line Railroad. This museum is a wonderful place to see the history of the ACL For me personally, it was a chance to see photos of l...  more »
  • Whether you are 6 or 60, if you enjoy model railroads this is the place for you. Incredibly detailed displays depict trains rolling through various Wilmington areas. The creators are a small team of d...  more »
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  • Good history of railroads in eastern NC from the first track laid until modern times. Many exhibits discussing many aspects of railroad life and its impact on communities. The staff was friendly and knew alot. The building is very historic. But for me the model railroad layout in the back was just fantastic. I forget the number of hours to create it but it was many tens of thousands of person hours of labor. It is huge and accurately ( to a degree) represents eastern NC towns, their people and railroads. Adults and kids will love it.
  • Very friendly staff! My son loved "playing conductor" on the model trains. He is 2 years old and had a blast! My wife and I have visited in the past (before he was born) and loved it then too.
  • A really cute old-fashioned replicas of a railroad station. Right on the waterfront in downtown Wilmington a definite must visit for anyone into model trains or nostalgia of days long gone by. Overall nicely kept a few wooden steps could use some repair and that's why 4 stars not five
  • My 3 year old loves this place! I must admit so do I! They have a veterans discount and seem to be always upgrading the setups.
  • While there we were very impressed by the enthusiasm of an elementary school visiter who has been coming since he was 2. He was proof to me of the impression the RR museum can make on the young and the young at heart. Planning to take our own 2-yr old grandson when he visits in April.
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