Reviews of Wilmington & Western Railroad (Tourist Attraction)

2201 Newport Gap Pike, Wilmington, DE 19808, United States

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REVIEWS OF Wilmington & Western Railroad IN Delaware


Relaxed, family friendly and scenic ! Has old world charm.

heather Shapiro-Fedida

Celebrated my sons 2nd Birthday! We had so much fun and everyone was super friendly.

Roy Brown

Steam, cinders and smoke

Greg Kaczmarczyk

What an awesome experience

Heidi Scythes

Good long train ride

Victor Elia

Really fun time for the kids to ride an old railroad. Don't miss the Santa or the lights train around the holidays. Staff is great. Surprisingly comfortable ride.

Hermina Straka

Best place to meet Santa and have a Sunday afternoon out.

Cris Nuschke

Did the Christmas ride for the kids. It was cool for them. Decent scenery on the ride. We had a group so we put the seats facing each other. Very tight and uncomfortable that way. On the trip back we had all seats facing one way and much more leg room.

Kathy Tyrrell

Wonderful family treat. The train ride was very enjoyable. The train was decked out with pots of lights and garlands for the holidays. What fun!!

James Williams

It was a nice relaxing ride, but some of the volunteers didn't look overly enthused about being there. Outside that, it was awesome.

Ashley Willis

First visit here with our 18 month old. We had a wonderful time! Would highly recommend for any family with a train crazy kid.

Eric Jackson

Simple classic ride & great beer.

Rose Emily Santiago

Sorry yo heard that the tickrts for the 4th of july celebration was all sold out...

Richard H.

Great train ride for the kids and adults

Joan Lehman

Best in Delaware

David Kennedy

Very nice outing with the grand-kids. Not too long and stopped for lunch (which you bring). There are a couple train ride options. We chose the shorter.

Ken Halaby

Had a great time doing this with my wife and 10 yr old son. Definitely recommend. Awesome way to spend 2 hours on a beautiful day!

Phinon Woodside

Fun railroad, especially is your child likes trains. However, we were kind of disappointed in the amount of lights on the holiday lights express. I'm sure we'll try a different experience though soon.

Marsha Roberts

Great train trip with narration about the history of train and area. Great for kids and adults.

First Yest

this is a really nice outing for both young and old. the train travels along the red clay creek up to Mt Cuba and back through Yorklyn. a little bit of history is told and beautiful scenery.

Jean Simpson

Great trip! Live the train ride and historical trains.

Liz Morris

Took my 12 year old for the Civil War Skirmish, and overall, it was pretty cool. The staff on the train were courteous & were really into civil war history. The guys doing the battle reenactment were excellent, no doubt the best part. What wasn't cool was that it was billed as a 2 1/4 hour round trip excursion, when it ended up being 1 1/2 hours, with 20 mins of it spent at a picnic area. So that sucked. Def glad we did the open air car, and def not something to take small children to. Too scary for them.

Susan C

I went on the hayride on the train. It was a clear night with a full moon. Beautiful.

Stephanie John

Always have an amazing time. My kids absolutely love going here. Easter bunny and Santa trains are our favorite.

Daniel Gardner

HAd a quiet ride with my wife. Relaxing fun.

Shannon Limbers

Took my 5 year old daughter to the princess Express. Such a great time and experience.

Nicole Mucker

This was a fun time!

JoAnn Amann

Fun trip with reenactors and frienda.

Michael Hilyard

Super fun, I went when they had the train decorated with lights for Christmas and it was a great experience. I want to go back during a ride during the day as well. All the folks who work here were super friendly.

Shannon Cope

Fun holiday light train ride.

Emily Miglin

This railroad station is beautiful and they really do a great job at giving you a great train experience. We went on the holiday light train ride and it was such a nice time. The train is heated and they had music. The station is clean and there are restrooms. I definitely will be checking out the other train ride experiences they have.

Nikki Coffea

Amazing ride

Jonathan Blakeley

Very nice, lots of lights, kids loved it!

Danny K

What a fun train ride! The train conductors & engineers allows the kids to visit the engine. Great historic tour through the woods. Picnic spot at Mt. Cuba Meteor (30 minutes if you want to get off and have a picnic).

Richard Nardella

We had a great time, on the Dinner train. The food was fantastic. The ride was great.

Sharon Bradley

It was a nice time. My kids loved it

vinit sethi

Good first time experience. My sone loved this Christmas rail.

SL Troupe

Fun and enjoyable for the entire family


I have to say. This place is a gem. We took our two young daughters on the Santa express ride and it was fun for the kids, but still magical for the parents too. I love anything old fashioned and even in the traditional cabin not first class car, it was very pleasent and fun. I truly recommend this for everyone. I hope to try out some of the other optioned rides in the future.❤️

Yohana Wichess

Aaaaall abooooard!!!! That's the call for the train to start moving!!! Made it just on time for the 11 am ride (the last one during the week days) $10 for adult. It's about a 50min ride through the creeks and forests, too bad you cant get down from the train and explore nature. The Station where you buy the tickets do not have food for sale nor drinks or snacks (at least on week days) so make sure you take your own!! Other than that, I think it's a great way to escape the busy life and realize there are hidden treasures in the middle of this concrete jungle we call city!!

Shane Vacuums

Me and My Mom went to see w&w 58

May Snyder

A fun way to spend an afternoon. Affordable especially when they have special pricing. Only had two things they could improve on. - it was very hard to buy tickets. The web site was acting up. On the morning we wanted to go, the site showed 32 tickets left but the "buy" button was greyed out. I called and apparently nobody answers the phone on weekends (when the trains run). I took a huge risk driving there because it may gave been sold out. The woman at the ticket desk was very nice. They had tickets but only for the open air car (which we wanted anyway). She wasnt able to explain why the site was acting up. - do not take the open air car if you have a big allergy or fear of bees. A family member suddenly found a bee stinging her arm, and we didn't see any buzzing around. Apparently it's common enough they keep beesting first aid in the car. The man working in the car explained the train stirs them up. I guess when it slows down enough at certain times and the vibration irritates bees in nests under the track, some come out looking to attack. Kudos to them for keeping first aid supplies in the car. Ride was interesting with the loudspeaker offering a little history lesson It was fun. I'd go back. We'd go more often if our budget allowed.

Jennifer Petusky

Had an amazing time. Santa spent time with each child on the train.

Tee Brooks


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Nothing to see here

Leah Merrifield

This is a really fun thing to do if you are in Delaware! We spent an extra dollar & rode in the open car which was very enjoyable.

Richard Patel

A great relaxing day with family friendly fun. Wonderful staff and volunteers who like to share their knowledge. Amazing to see old technology still in use and learn more about American history. Beautiful scenery and fun performances from the actors.

Abby Love

Great ride

Brittany R

Such a great experience for the kids! We visited during the Autumn leaf special, it was a beautiful ride. The narration during the trip was informative and a great background to the history of the Wilmington and Western. I'm thankful for the volunteers that keep this train running, this was a great memory for my family!

Gary Griffith

Love this little railroad. There are plenty of regularly scheduled trains, as well as special events. Very affordable and fun. The staff are super friendly.

Ashley Macaron

Such a magical experience for all ages!

Artur Krzywdzinski

I like the ride, kids like it very much too

Richard Vogel

Fantastic place. You have to go

Kate Anthony

The train ride was amazing

Evan Dennison

Loved this place when I was kid, and now it's my sons favorite place to go!

Connie Hill

A wonderful holiday light train ride to celebrate the season. Christmas music plays onboard while you Chug-Chug thru the trees and see beautiful lights and decorations that hones habe displayed. A 45-minute is perfect for little ones who get restless. An excellent memory made for young and old!

Margaret Pfeufer

Awesome ride with the Superheroes

Dawn Cinalli

Love the old train, great experience for the kids and Lotsa different Disney characters! My granddaughter was living a dream.

Alex Cach

It was a great time with the family

Steven Conover

Excellent train ride, great scenery, great special events, Only open on Saturday and Sunday. Great job to all who volunteer.

Frank DeAngelis

Had a great time here. How often do you get to ride in a train pulled by a old steam engine locomotive? The trip through the countryside was lovely. Not much to see but woods, but sightseeing was less a reason for the ride then being on a old fashioned train. The station (gift shop) was amazing. Anything a train lover wants they had. Books, pictures, T shirts, etc were all there. The price for the trip was reasonable, the coach ride was comfortable (as much as a 75 year old coach could be I guess) and all the riders were enjoying the feeling of going back to a simpler time. Only thing I would change is make a longer stopover at the midpoint and then give the riders a better choice of places to eat andgo to the restroom. There was only a few places three and they were All packed with riders. All in all though, a very enjoyable few hours.

Cheryl Stone

Beautiful relaxing trip though Wilmington fall foliage.

Sunil Vijayan

Nice experience for a little kid. The super heroes were dressed well. Though it’s just a train ride of 30 minutes one way and same duration back... it’s worth taking once if not more. Loved the train experience and my 4 year old was excited to see all her superheroes taking picture with her. Loved it.

Bill Larer

Fun for the whole family

Taxi Corcoran

Such a great 4th of July!

John Martin

Great wedding venue!

Thomas O'Grady

This is a wonderful and unique place to create memories with your friends and family.

Teresa olvera

kids has a great time

Sajid Hussain

Quiet an authentic experience. Very sweet people running the trains.

Samuel Yoder

Beautiful old Steam Locomotives.

Neonoodle1 twitter

Had a party on the Santa express. Everything went very well and Santa was great. He engaged everyone and had a great sense of humor.

john bedsworth

A seriously gorgeous train ride, employees were great and authentic period era clothes made it perfect

Andrew Warner

Nice little traffic ride. Very friendly staff/volunteers. Great time for my whole family.

Rachel Thomas

Had a great time. Perfect for the little ones. My 2 year old and her 3 year old niece loved the Halloween express and the Santa express!

Mike Coles

While enjoying the Princess Express excursion of the Wilmington & Western Railroad, we were amazed by the grace and friendliness of the Princesses. I don't know that their official characters can be used so we will call them by their description. Beauty greeted us at the station with smile. She was very regal and read a story to the children. The young Ice Princess was perfectly played. Super friendly. She got down and spent time with each child. Once back at the station, there was more time for the children to interact. A wonderful time. If you are thinking about booking, go for it.

Philip Mark

Clean, super friendly staff, wish the route was longer.

Shay Seaborne

A beautifully maintained and well run train. The tracks take you on a nice jaunt through the woods, and the history is interesting and well told.


If you havent been here, your missing a lot. Worth the trip, enjoy the ride back in time. Great place to have all kinds of events. Something for everyone.

Brandon Kaback

Lovely ride through Delaware country side. Nice dinner train, would highly recommend!

Liz Cox

Fun for the family all year round.

Halloween Magic Hocus Pocus

I went at Christmas time and the train was decorated so beautifully and went on a ride where houses were decorated as well. I would highly recommend going.

RJ Walters

Great day for the family on the Santa Express. Our five year old had a great time and not that expensive. We would recommend this trip for the train lover in your family.

David Counter

Great atmosphere and ride, but overpriced and with not-too-impressive food. Having said that, it's one of those things that you have to do as t least once, and I find it hard to knock anything that is staffed by dedicated volunteers. I went with my wife on the Valentine's Day ride, and my one regret is that it was too dark to really as appreciate the scenery.

Mike Froberg

Very fun and festive train ride for the entire family to do! The houses you pass on the train ride used to decorate to the nines for the Christmas train ride and now people are not decorating as much. It's still very fun and entertaining for the kids! They have a cute little gift shop to go into. Something enjoyable for everyone!

sai kiran tamatam

Its amazing steam engine train ride, It is a round trip from Wilmington to Hockesin and Hockesin back to Wilmington. Fall is the best time to enjoy this ride.Train will pass through beautiful views . Train will stop for 30 mins at one beautiful location where you can eat food you are carrying with you and roam around.Kids will love it. You can also book a coach to celebrate special occasions.

christopher sanger

We had a great time at the SommerFest. The Polish food, the music and the train ride all made for a great evening.

Debbie Mossop

Wonderful time. M uh granddaughter really had a great time.

Christopher M.

What a fantastic train experience! There's a lot of history and nostalgia to be enjoyed by taking a ride on one of their tours. Amazingly maintained equipment and just plain fun, you can't go wrong no matter your age or gender. Tranquil, serene and a great way to escape from the fast-paced world...if even only for a few hours.

Lynne Lepore

What a great little excursion for something to do! Great staff, relaxing and fun!

Michael Sheffield

Choo choo!

Nicole Lamina

Had an excellent fourth of July on the excursion. We had a nighttime ride to see the firework's and an hour back. Very relaxing and such a nice trip

Adam Elmquist

Great Railroad friendly crew and staff

Maurice Smith

Great train ride

Kronous Kane

If you love trains then this is a decent way to spend a few hours. The Pullman coaches are over a hundred years old are very well preserved.

Patricia Stock

Holiday Light Express! Try it you'll like it.

Peter Ciamaricone

Went on a Halloween hayride with Delaware Autism group. Excellent night, well planned and a great experience

Louise Doe

Always a great time

Michael Schaeffer

I was invited to a wedding at this facility. What a great experience on the train. We had a meal prepared for us and it was fantastic. The staff on the train is very courteous and friendly. The train took us on a tour though wooded areas that at times passed a beautiful creek. A great total experience.

Bill McHugh

This is a nice train ride through some scenic areas of northern Delaware.

Karim Abubakar

Great experience

Joshua Olney Zide

Went for a friend's party. Not really my thing, but they did a nice job.

Denyelle Hart

Can't write enough about how much I love them. We've talked so many rides over the years. My son loves the Easter Bunny train every year.

TERRY Neumyer

Good tables for lunch.

Jan Mar17

Beautiful scenic tour, informational. Fun for the whole family.

Thomas Santomartino

If you love trains you'll love this railroad. Lots of activities for the whole family. The Civil War Skirmish is one of my favorite annual events.

William Carleton

Great train rides...especially the fall

Charlotte Cook Heidingsfelder

A little underwhelming, I thought the Christmas train would be spectacular, it was a short ride and the folks on the train were extremely loud. I'm happy the kids had a good time, that's what matters.

Ryan Scanlan

Fun little trip with some friends of ours. Very kid friendly.


Nice scenery

Danielle Kranz

We went for the Holiday Lights Express and we loved the train cars themselves, covered in over 1000 lights. The trail we followed however, did not provide as many light displays as we'd believed there would be. Cute and reasonably priced gift shop!

Tracey F

Great fun for kids of all ages!!

Sarah Jacobs

Family fun

Joel Schwaber

I love it! It isn't ALWAYS a steam engine that pushes things around, check the event page, and it isn't year-round, but it is incredibly scenic, a lot of fun. Pack your own food, bring cash for food, pack a camera, because it's incredibly scenic. It's run by volunteers, most of whom are there because they love the history of the area and are locals, and the museum is first-rate for such a small organization. I took a diesel train, and it was a lot of fun! There are a lot of kids underfoot, and the whistle can grate on the ears, but it's all part of the experience.

Brittini Mantegna

Bought tickets for a “Halloween Express”... the train ride was 40 min of the conductor explaining the landscape and building history as we passed. I had two young children (as did most others in our cart) who wanted a Halloween experience. 20 minutes into things there was nothing to keep anyone preoccupied and the tantrums began. There were ZERO decorations. Not the slightest hint of Halloween anywhere on the train. You would think the carts would be decorated and they would be playing Halloween music. I do not recommend this to families.

Nicole Josephine Burton

Such a beautiful, relaxing ride. Everyone is so nice and helpful. Engine look's great and the car's are always very clean. We always enjoy the ride

Al Mogerman

Good ride not a whole lot to see but woods. If your lucky will see a deer or squirrel. Other than that enjoy the ride.

John Terrell

Location of a wedding, dinner on the train, reception in the station.

John Brereton

Attended the Brews on Board ride. It was a good time. Too bad it was dark out. Will return for a fall foliage run

Sharon D Long

Nice staff and wonderful ride through the countryside. There was a question about the "cola gandola". Saw a photo someone uploaded but didn't see it on my visit. So don't know if it's available. Please call them directly for more info.

Leann Jeffries

Nice friendly staff and a great train ride. Great for kids too

Saundra Flynn

The conductors were very attentive and kind, answered any and all questions

Stephen Sussman

Great experience had a fun time

Damon Dixon

Today was A Blessed Mother's Day experience for my Mother. It was a soothing ride appreciating Delawares History, and Gods landscapes, all the staff was very caring and personable, the culinary staff were exceptional,(food was delectable) the Trainmen were caring about there cargo I'm already planning the next event...God Bless Min. Dixon


Fantastic! We had a blast. The staff is friendly and courteous. Engineers were very kind and let us pose for pictures with them as well as letting my son see the inside of the locomotive. Train ride is a great length for a tourist railroad. The station has a small gift store, bathrooms and a snack bar. No frills, just trains. The way we like it.

hilary stanhope

Nice historic rail trip. OK scenery you spend a lot of times in rock cuts and in valleys. Nice trip for kids, not too long. Very friendly volunteer staff that are very knowledgeable about the rail line.

Kathy Everett

Offer events for all ages at an affordable price, & train rides are enjoyable.

Brianna Martin

Old fashioned train ride. Lots of fun for the family.

krista ernst

Great fun

Sarah Bailey

Staff is very friendly. My toddler absolutely loved it!

Robert Cole

Quaint old world carriages or caboose. Great for special events, autumn leaf tour, Christmas light tours, special events. Have been multiple times and never been disappointed

Bill Murray

This tourist railroad is a phenomenal day trip. Scenery always changes, never know what nature you will see on your trip. Try to catch a Hockessin run for a little longer adventure. The steam engines don't always run, but when they's a one of a kind treat.

Leo A. Melick

A great place for family and history while making your own history in the moments you create whith loved ones on the train!

Adriana Hurd

Great train ride and the special trains are great for kidd

Stephen Pomraning

Fun excursion for the entire family. Always facinating and educational to take a train ride. Plus, you get to see the local area from a completely different perspective. Gift and Snack shops complete the experience.

Gowri Nataraj

The train ride was very nice and surreal. The autumn colors and the views were stunning.

David Brown

Nice little rail line for a short excursion.

Ashley Brister

Great experience, the kids loved the train and all of the super heros

D Howard

I didn't realize there was a train basically in my backyard. I took my husband on a surprise 1.5 hour train ride. He really enjoyed it. It was something he had always wanted to do. We rode in the open air car. We are definitely going back during the changing of the leaves.

cole mills

Nice ride. Seats fold forwards and backwards for ride back. Train decorations at night are beautiful. However the Houses that participate in the lighting on the Train Trail have declined. More rocks and dead Marsh land than actual illuminated decorations.

Shirley Chan

The staff was really nice and friendly.

Holly Williamson

Great way to spend afternoon. I had as much fun as the kids if not more. Conductor was very knowledgeable...

Michael Ohr

This place is great to take your kids or grandkids for a train ride we were in the caboose and Santa came wow great experience friendly crew.

Jared Stone

Fun place to enjoy your inner child. Trains depart promptly and are not wildly entertaining but the kids seem to enjoy the magic. Save time to view the museum to learn and reconnect with the history of the RR and surrounding community. Make this place a family tradition.

Rebecca Russell

Beautiful fall ride!! The foilage is breathtaking and I personally enjoyed the historical aspect of the ride. I learned alot about the history of the area and truly enjoyed the ride!!! I just wish it was longer!!

Steezy Mobreezy

Interesting visit

Julie Anderson

We went to the Civil War skirmish and really enjoyed it. The volunteers do a great job and I recommend the railroad trip for all. The ride goes through some very beautiful scenery too.

Sniper Pigeon

They hold nice family events annually.

Kelly Ammon

Fun historic train ride

Lorri Sword

Really cute thing to do for something different!

Mary Rutherford

A great ride. My grandson loved being on a train. A lot of fun. Good price


Cool train ride on a rainy Summer day. Drove 90 minutes to get here and did not regret it. If you love trains you will love the 45 minutes scenic train ride through the woods.

Brandan Martine

It was a fun experience, thank goodness it was snowing during our ride. That really make the ride much more enjoyable/memorable. The scenery was okay but it seemed like barely any of the houses participated in setting up lights. Seating was okay.

Jenn S

Prices are ridiculously high for VERY short rides! and when they have events like Santa express tickets are even higher! $20 for adult tickets and $17 for kids?! that about $100+ for my family. I wish prices were more reasonable!

Alysen Schollmeyer

We had a fabulous time with our two little girls, parents and siblings. Everyone thought it was such a great view and nice to sit, chat, and enjoy the ride. Kids thought it was so fun and they even got to meet Santa.

Nicole Burton

Loved it!! Took the 4th of July with firework's excursion. Wonderful!!

Saanvi Reddy

Enjoyed autumn train journey today ! .It’s worth taking autumn special ride.Though most of the colors got changed and fallen off due to heavy winds. love the rock creek 25 min picnic spot nice with fall colors and waterfall. We took open air one it’s pretty cool outside it’s better to sit inside or get some throws & gloves to cover up yourself.Overall Experience was wonderful. Guided tour on the train was very informative .

Elaine Jalloh

Great place for small children. My grandson and his friends had a wonderful day.

Andrea Mcclure

Lovely train station with gift shop and a place to buy snacks. Train tours are guided with history and locations given during your ride.


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