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.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
This is a great museum with model train sets that are interactive and great for kids. It’s in an old building used by the railroad. Really informative. more »
This museum is nicely put together. I particularly liked the history element, and learned a lot regarding the early railroads, Wilmington and the Civil war perspective. If your are interested in model... 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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