Wilmington Railroad Museum

Railroading was Wilmington’s top industry for 125 years.  The Wilmington Railroad Museum captures the look and feel of its rich history.

Closely examine the historic 100-year-old steam locomotive, caboose, boxcar, and other authentic railroad relics.

Visit the Children’s hall with custom train tables and fun interactive models that children of all ages enjoy.

The Wilmington NC Train Museum model railroaders achieved the Guinness World Record® for the longest model train in 2011.  The train consisted of 31 locomotives and 1,563 cars on 1000 feet of track.  

Come experience the outstanding model railroads as you retrace railroad history.

Wilmington Railroad Museum

505 Nutt Street
Wilmington, NC 28401

Telephone:  910.763.2634




Labor Day to Memorial Day
Monday – Saturday: 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Closed Sundays

Memorial Day to Labor Day
Monday – Saturday: 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Sunday: 1:00 – 5:00 PM


Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, New Year’s Eve, New Year’s Day, Easter, Fourth of July.


Adults – $10.00
Seniors and Military Personnel – $9.00
Children (2 years to 12 years) – $6.00
Children under 2 – Free
Members – regular admission is FREE

The museum takes approximately one hour to visit. Arrive no later than 45 minutes before closing to fully enjoy the museum.

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The Wilmington Railroad Museum has many displays and interesting activities for children and adults.

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