On a trip to Wilmington, North Carolina I was looking for something interesting and fun for grownups and kids alike. My RoadTrippers app didn't disappoint when it pulled up The Wilmington Railroad Museum.
The railroad was Wilmington's chief industry for over 125 years. In the early 1900's, several railroads along the east coast merged with the Wilmington & Weldon line to form the Atlantic Coast Line Railroad. The railroad was based in Wilmington until 1960.
In 1979, 3 local women got together to create a museum dedicated to Wilmington's railroad heritage. Today that museum is housed in an authentic 1883 railroad freight warehouse at 505 Nutt Street.