People of All Ages Love the Wilmington Train Museum

July 12, 2017

If you're looking for something fun and exciting to explore with the whole family this weekend, check out the Wilmington Train Museum. This historic attraction showcases the 161-mile-long Wilmington & Weldon Railroad, which was completed In 1840, as well as Wilmington's 125-year railroading history.

The Wilmington Train Museum was founded in 1979 by three local women and their shared collection of artifacts from the Wilmington & Weldon Railroad and the Atlantic Coast Line Railroad. It later moved to the ACL Freight Office Building in 1983, and for the next 25 years, locals continued to donate more and more artifacts to the expanding collection. The museum acquired a locomotive, boxcar and caboose, as well as information about the workers who worked along the railroad. In 2007, the museum moved to an authentic 1883 railroad freight warehouse, and it's since seen visitors from more than 20 foreign countries and 48 states.

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