Hours of Operation

April 1 through April 22, 2014
Monday - Saturday: 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Closed Sunday

April 23 through May 22, 2014
Monday - Saturday: 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Sunday: 1:00 - 4:00 PM
 
May 23 through Sept. 2, 2014
Monday - Saturday: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday: 1:00 - 5:00 PM
 
Sept. 3 through Oct. 19, 2014
Monday - Saturday: 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Sunday: 1:00 - 4:00 PM
 
Oct. 20, 2013 through March 31, 2015
Monday - Saturday: 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Closed Sundays
 
HOLIDAY CLOSURES
Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, New Year's Eve, New Year's Day, Easter
 
Hours subject to change - please call 910-763-2634 for latest information.

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Special Notice - Many local businesses are supporting the great work of the Museum as it enters a new era of service.  Click on "a business" below to see who is helping!


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WILMINGTON RAILROAD MUSEUM

OUR MISSION is to provide an educational and enjoyable experience
concerning the history, technology, and impact of the rail industry
with emphasis on the Atlantic Coast Line Railroad.
 
505 NUTT STREET - WILMINGTON, NORTH CAROLINA 28401
Click here to get detailed driving directions!
TELEPHONE (910)763-2634
 

  CLICK "EVENTS" TO FIND WHAT'S UP AHEAD & AROUND THE BEND

 


Regular admission prices:
Adults $9
Seniors and Military Personnel $8

Children (2 years to 12 years) $5
 

Prices include sales tax as required by

NC State Legislature effective Jan. 1 2014

 

35th Anniversary Special!

 

During 2014, new Coach (individual) and Club Car (family) memberships are only $35 each, a SAVINGS of up to $40.  Benefits include free admission, merchandise discounts, big savings on caboose party rentals, and more.  Find out why members enjoy all the Museum has to offer – call today and become a member!  910-763-2634

 

 

 

 

IN CELEBRATION!

 

Join the Museum this year as we celebrate 35 years of telling the story of railroads and the people who worked on them.  Special events and activities showcase history and heritage, trades and occupations, tools and workplaces.  Be sure to check on the Events page.

  

  

STORY TIME

1st & 3rd Mondays

10:30 a.m.

 

CHECK EVENTS PAGE

FOR DETAILS

   

 

HOORAY FOR VOLUNTEERS!

     

Volunteers help out in all kinds of ways at the Museum.  Opportunities can be found at the front desk, in the library, tour guides, research, holiday events, and certainly among the model layouts, which showcase tens of thousands of hours of craftsmanship.  Call 763-2634 to explore some more.

Find out here how to join in the

ongoing mission of the Museum!

 

 

For Caboose Party and Group Tour Information
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Looking for something new and exciting to do with your children?

How about a visit to the Wilmington Railroad Museum?
The Wilmington Railroad Museum has a great collection of displays that are fun and educational.
On the FUN side are a Thomas the Tank Train play area, more than 20 operating scale model trains, spectacular model layouts, and a real life-size caboose, boxcar, and 100-year-old steam locomotive.
Educationally, we trace the development of railroads in the Wilmington area as well as the careers of famous people who were involved with railroads, such as Thomas Edison and George Pullman
 


 

PLAN THE PERFECT PARTY IN OUR RED CABOOSE





This year make someone's special day lots of fun by celebrating a birthday at the Wilmington Railroad Museum.  Your party package includes use of a real Atlantic Coast Line caboose  for 1˝ hours, party favors for each child, a special surprise for the birthday child, and free admission to the Museum for up to 25 children and adults.  Participants provide food and beverages.

Available party times are Monday to Saturday from 10:30 am to 2:30 pm.

Birthday Party prices are:

For the first ten children and ten adults the price is only $125.  Museum members receive a special discount price of only $80.  Above the basic ten children or adults, an additional charge of $2 per person applies.

RESERVATIONS ARE REQUIRED:  Parties must be scheduled two weeks in advance by calling 910-763-2634.  A $10 non-refundable deposit is required to confirm reservations.

Remember, the children must be accompanied at all times by an adult in all areas of the museum, inside or outside.


A GREAT DESTINATION FOR

GROUP TOURS

Special guided group tours can be booked for groups of at least 10 persons.  Learn about trades and occupations, rolling stock and motive power, interesting history facts, and notable features on the layouts.  For groups up to 25 people a non-refundable deposit of $10 is required and at least ten working days notice.  A 20% deposit is required for groups larger than 25 people. 

Group rates, with advance reservations, are generously discounted to only $3.25 per child between 2 and 12 years old.  Adults are only $6 per person.

Tours last about one hour.  Contact us at 910-763-2634 for all the details and to reserve a time for your group.


 

~~ EVENTS AND MEETINGS ~~

The Museum can be booked for after-hours socials, mixers, or meetings.  Our staff will work with you to plan a unique and memorable event, surrounded by the authentic character of an 1883 building filled with artifacts and interactive exhibits.  Nearly all areas are also accessible for those with disabilities, and parking is free!  To reserve the Museum for a truly distinctive event, call (910) 763-2634.

 

 ~~ WHAT OUR VISITORS SAY ~~

Our “Memory Book” gives visitors an opportunity to log in with their own memories  or connections to railroading  The following are some comments we've received.  

 

Our 3-1/2 year old son is fascinated with trains.  We had no idea of the magnitude of his excitement as we drove in and he saw the trains.  What a wonderful and magical Museum this is.  Hope you can continue to grow.

M.G., Conway SC

 

This is a great Museum.  We have been to museums in Sacramento CA, Scranton PA, and England and this one ranks well with them.

N. P., Encino CA

 

Muy interesante y divertido.  Felicidades!  Esto es muy educacional.

L.E., Paraguay

 

Great museum with so much history of the railroad.  Wonderful to see people so friendly and interested in all aspects of the railroad.  We will take these memories back to New Zealand.

B. G., New Zealand

 

What a wonderful, fun, interesting history of trains.  My daughter, grandchildren and I loved it.  Thank you.

S.K., Herndon VA

 

 

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