Wilmington Railroad Museum, Wilmington

(4.1/5 based on 190+ reviews on the web)
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
  • What a great place to spend a couple of hours with friends learning about the history of the railroads in southeast North Carolina. The model train exhibit is a must see for all ages. It will bring ba...  more »
  • If you love trains or have young children with you, do not pass up a visit to this wonderful museum. It is absolutely fantastic. Go all the way to the back past the museum part, that's where all the g...  more »
  • This museum is interactive on so many levels. My husband and grandsons were totally engrossed and entertained. They were able to push lots of buttons and watch things go, climb, explore, and even go o...  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.