Wilmington Railroad Museum, Wilmington

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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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  • My son and I visited this museum while on a fly drive holiday recently. Easy to find and free parking right outside. The museum is fascinating , but the main attraction is the awesome model railway . ...  more »
  • We have been to some different railroad museums around the country. My son loved the huge model railroad setup. There is also an engine that they can sit in and ring the bell and a caboose that you ge...  more »
  • My wife and I had just come from a beach vacation and visited Historic Wilmington and visited the train museum. A great train layout. Great for old and young enthusiasts. If you have kids or just want...  more »
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  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Kids really loved it. They have a.couple trains they can play on as well as a.hamds on kids area.
  • Nice little kids section and toy train sets that kids can control. Pretty neat!

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