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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  • 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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  • This is an excellent small museum that will appeal to history lovers, railroad buffs, and children, not to mention the general public. There is a full-size steam engine, a boxcar, and a caboose, all of which are hands on. The interior of the museum hosts a wide array of artifacts and information. Most popular of all are not one but two rooms full of model railroads loaded with interactive features. An indoor play area with books and toys helps siphon off the energy of young children. It's easy to spend an hour here, maybe more if you have a particular interest in one of the museum's specialties.
  • This is a wonderful place to visit for all ages. Great history of Wilmington railroading for the adults, train play area for the children, and a detailed model railroad for all.
  • Another wonderful visit! This place appeals to all ages - fun & educational. Rain or shine :-)
  • I t has become a yearly tradition for our family. Everyone is kind and thoughtful, and they have so much to take in for the Holidays.
  • This museum is very cool. There are several historical railroad exhibits, amazing detailed model train layouts and even toys for the younger kids to play with. Dave, who works there on Thursdays, made the visit even more fun.

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