Wilmington Railroad Museum
(505 Nutt Street Downtown) Really quaint and cool Museum that is surprisingly fun. I took my Nephew there when he was 6 and he was blown away. There is a model train in the back that kids can operate.
The Wilmington Railroad Museum has an eclectic collection of displays, which adults and children alike will find fun and educational including a Thomas the Tank Train play area.
Choo! Choo! Check 20+ operating scale model trains Spectacular model layouts. A real life-size caboose, boxcar, and 100-year-old steam locomotive. Trace the development of railroads in the Wilmington area Learn about the important figures in railroad history, such as Thomas Edison and George Pullman. (Closed Sundays)
Explore the impact of the rail industry with an emphasis on the Atlantic Coast Line Railroad, which served the city during the line’s earliest beginnings. Discover a Thomas the Tank Train play area. See more than 20 model trains in action and then explore a life-size caboose and 100-year-old steam locomotive.
"A “can’t miss” attraction for rail enthusiasts, offering an exceptional collection of train displays along with educational opportunities and tons of fun. Discover over 20 operating model trains, model layouts, a life-size caboose and a 100-year-old steam engine. Visitors can even build their own railroad!"