Explore railroad history, 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 original 1883 freight warehouse, facilities are fully accessible and on one level.Arrange your visit to Wilmington Railroad Museum and discover more family-friendly attractions in Wilmington using our Wilmington day trip planning tool.
Wilmington Railroad Museum reviews
If you enjoy toy trains you won't want to miss this museum. The staff here was amazing and super friendly. There is a great history of the railroad in Wilmington. I have seen several train set ups... more »
We are not train geeks but this small museum was recommended by relatives so we went with them....and it was their second visit. There is something for every age and level of interest here in the... more »
This is a really cool little non-profit museum. They have some pretty good information on the Atlantic Coastline Line Railroad and other railway related things in the area of Wilmington and NC in general. There are a ton of very cool toy railroad car displays and a couple real ones to climb in and look at. Very child friendly. I'd recommend checking this out.
There’s nothing better on a threateningly rainy day than visiting a museum, or two! And what better place to visit than something historic that continues to affect our every day. The railroad system in the USA made a huge impact in so many different things and the Wilmington Railroad Museum keeps that history alive and well in an interactive way! Hands down, the best “to-scale” working model trains I’ve ever seen! Does not disappoint!!
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