Wilmington Railroad Museum, Wilmington

(200+ reviews on the web)
Specialty Museum
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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TripAdvisor
  • This was a step back in time. Very nice display of train and railroad history. Extra special to me to see all of the Atlantic coast line and Seaboard cost line railroad exhibits. My granddaddy was an ...  more »
  • Information was not overwhelming and covered different aspects of the Atlantic Coast line...from dining dishes to duties of conductor and engineer. Layouts were done in great detail and had buttons to...  more »
  • I went to this museum with my parents based on a recommendation from the local tourism office and wasn't sure what to expect. I am so glad we stopped here because I learned so much about railroads and...  more »
Google
  • Nice interactive scale model layout with play area for the kids. The educational displays are interesting but the train cars are a bit tired looking. It might be a bit boring for those who are not train enthusiasts.
  • Perfect for lovers of trains. Great for kids
  • Wonderful museum. Fun large models
  • Unfortunately small, but most rail museums are. Great for enthusiasts.
  • Very good museum for anyone who likes trains and is interested in the history of railroads in North Carolina. Informative displays and interesting artifacts, plus a well-designed model train set-up.