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Wilmington and Western Railroad

Wilmington, DE

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Address: 2201 Newport Gap Pike, Wilmington, DE 19808, USA How do we get there? Number: 302 998 1930
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Choo Choo! Are you ready to step back in time in the very first US state, with the Wilmington and Western Railroad? We hope so, because it's time to get those conductor hats on and take to the tracks!

The tracks of the Wilmington & Western are a path into a very fascinating history. As they twist their way along rolling streams, you pass through wooded forests and wide-open meadows, and watch as over 140 years of history will come alive right outside your window!

Kids, this is much different from any train ride you may have taken in an amusement park. Here, everything you experience here is authentic. That's right - it's history right at your fingertips!

From the Conductor's "All Aboard" to the clang of the locomotive's bell, the Wilmington & Western Railroad presents real railroading from an earlier era. Just use those imaginations as you journey back in time for family fun, romantic evenings, holiday celebrations and over 140 years of living railroading history!

The Wilmington and Western Railroad has a number of different trips that you can enjoy, whatever the season or occasion! You can enjoy Christmas fun, or Easter surprises, tours with delicious foods, history re-enactments, Mothers Day celebrations....it's a super fun way to spend time with the family if you choo choo choose to visit!

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Activity location


Unless otherwise noted on our Events & Fares page, all trains depart from Greenbank Station, located near Greenbank Park and Prices Corner on Delaware Route 41 North (Newport Gap Pike), 1000 feet north of Delaware Route 2 (Kirkwood Highway). There is plenty of free parking available at the station.

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How much does it cost?



Individually priced from $13



Individually priced from $11 (ages 2-12)



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Wilmington and Western Railroad FAQ’s

Some of the train trips include food! Check out these options before you book! You can also purchase hot dogs, drinks and snacks at the Meal Depot inside Greenbank Station.

They offer birthday parties on the antique red caboose! A super unique way to celebrate a birthday for kids and their friends!

You can pay a visit to the gift shop and pick up some mementoes to remember your visit, such as train whistles, toys, engineer hats and much more!

You can bring your own food and drink on the train if you want!

They have limited accessibility for handicapped persons. All buildings have wheelchair ramps and they have a wheelchair lift to board the train. However, train doorways are only 24 inches wide and there is not much room for wheelchair storage on the train. Also, there is no wheelchair lift available at the Mt. Cuba Picnic Grove or in Hockessin.

All trains operate rain or shine. However, they may cancel operations if severe weather, such as a blizzard, hurricane, tornado, etc., presents a danger to crew and passengers. In these rare cases, they will notify everyone on their website

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