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Boothbay Railway Village

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Address: 586 Wiscasset Road, Route 27, Boothbay, ME
Phone Number: +1 207-633-4727
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9:30 am - 5:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 9:30 am - 5:00 pm
Activities: Group tours/train
Description: We invite you to travel back in time to vintage Vacationland with us...
We invite you to travel back in time to vintage Vacationland with us. Nowhere else in New England can you ride the rails behind an authentic steam locomotive surrounded by historic Maine buildings preserved in a recreated village, and view a collection of 60 antique autos. When you visit the Museum you'll learn about how technologies like steam engines and the automobile changed life along the coast of Maine between 1850 and 1950. In addition to the opportunity to ride in a vintage coach behind a 100 year old steam locomotive, the Museum also occasionally offers rides in one of our Ford Model Ts. Two of our most popular attractions are the resident goats who delight visitors of all ages with their antics. From a display of hundreds of salt & pepper shakers to a collection of engines that powered everything from small boats to whole factories, there truly is something for everyone in your family here. Throughout the season a wide variety of special events are hosted on the Village Green from vintage ball games to car shows and family festivals. The Museum is also a unique location for wedding ceremonies and receptions.
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A day at the Railroad

The Boothbay Railway Village is a great place to take the family or just have a relaxing day with your loved one. Lots to do lots of history.

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 18, 2015
John B
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West Bath, Maine
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West Bath, Maine
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

The Boothbay Railway Village is a great place to take the family or just have a relaxing day with your loved one. Lots to do lots of history.

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BRV_Margaret, Manager at Boothbay Railway Village, responded to this review

Thanks so much for thinking of us in the middle of winter. We can't wait until Memorial Day when we open for the season and get to see all of you again! More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014

This is an attraction of unquestionable value in the states list of places to visit. We liked the family style of the place as a whole.

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BRV_Margaret, Manager at Boothbay Railway Village, responded to this review

Susan, so glad you enjoyed your visit. Our staff of just 2 buildings & grounds professionals do an amazing job of taking care of our more than two dozen buildings - many of which are important historic structures. We're sorry it took us so long to respond! More 

Maine
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36 reviews 36 reviews
5 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

This place was great if you like going back in time. All the different buildings and memorabilia as to the way life used to be. It was great!

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tewksbury, ma
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85 reviews 85 reviews
9 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

We visited Columbus Day weekend when the Railway Village holds their annual craft fair. We spent a little over an hour with the crafters and almost 2 hours touring the village. They have a large building with an absolute knock out display of vintage cars. There is a building with model trains and several buildings with turn of the century... More 

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Wrentham, Massachusetts, United States
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23 reviews 23 reviews
12 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

We came to Maine for the weekend for the sole purpose of going to the Railroad Village. I have been trying see as many of the French Merci Train Cars and so when I saw the Maine box was so close by (4 hours away) we planned our visit to see it. The added bonus was the Harvest Festival that... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

We were informed when we arrived that there were mechanical problems and the train would not be running. We still decided to pay the entrance fee. So glad we did. We were given a ride in a model T by the executive director. We enjoyed using the map as we walked around. My wife read the info to me at... More 

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Boothbay Harbor, Maine, United States
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

Going to the Boothbay Railway Village is a treat for kids of all ages. From the moment you walk through the gates, you might hear the conductor shouting " All Aboard " announcing the next train is waiting for you. Once you are on the train, you slowly leave the station ,the bell rings out saying we are under way.... More 

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Milford,Pa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014 via mobile

My wife and I used our Groupon Ticket her and spent a couple of hours walking around. We enjoyed the short train ride and looking in all the buildings. The have a building with antique cars and another where volunteers are working on a model railroad display which when completed will be fantastic. We plan to take our grand kids... More 

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Maryland
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8 reviews 8 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

This attraction is fun for everyone, but especially charming for rail fans. The steam train makes a circle around the many museum buildings stopping at the top for a station-break, and to leave passengers at the outstanding Antique Vehicle exhibit and the model railroad layout. There are also many other buildings recreating a village complete with church, meeting house, livery... More 

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Plainfield, Illinois
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6 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

We went to the Boothbay Railway Village because we were in the area. There was way more there than expected! The staff were all very well informed and friendly! The equipment was in good condition, as were the grounds. There were several displays, non railroad related, which were very well done, and of historical significance. Glad we didn't miss this... More 

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