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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  • This railroad museum has been rated among the best in the world, a rating that is well-deserved. It is housed in a part of the old Atlantic Coastline Railroad Station (complete with a vintage engine a...  more »
  • We visited while needing a place to wait on my husband to finish a conference after checking out from the hotel. My son (3 1/2) loves the trains the moved as well as the toy trains for him to play wit...  more »
  • The largest model railroad exhibit in the country. Great history of local railroad and Wilmington. Some interesting artifacts.  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!