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Boothbay Railway Village

Address: 586 Wiscasset Road, Route 27, Boothbay, ME
Phone Number: 207-633-4727
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Ranked #2 of 10 things to do in Boothbay
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Specialty museums, Museums
Activities: Group tours/train
Owner description: Travel back in time to vintage Vacationland. Nowhere else in New England can you ride the rails...
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Type: Specialty museums, Museums
Activities: Group tours/train
Hours:
Sun - Sat 9:30 am - 5:00 pm
Owner description: Travel back in time to vintage Vacationland. 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 superb collection of more than 60 antique automobiles. The Boothbay Railway Village is situated on thirty acres and features more than two dozen historic buildings and structures including Freeport Station (1911), Boothbay Town Hall (1847), Thorndike Station (1871) and Spruce Point Chapel (1927). The Museum is also home to a world class model railroad display currently under construction. It's so large it has it's own building! 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 the only place in Maine to host Thomas the Tank Engine™ on his Day Out With Thomas™ Tour. Boys and girls of all ages enjoy meeting the #1 true blue engine from the Isle of Sodor right here in Boothbay! Pet-friendly (except during Day Out With Thomas™ & Fall Foliage Festival.) A unique location for wedding ceremonies and receptions. Located just 45 minutes from Freeport in the beautiful coastal community of Boothbay.

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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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Maine
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36 reviews 36 reviews
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36 helpful votes 36 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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8 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
8 helpful votes 8 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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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 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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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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Boothbay, Maine
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

Be sure and check out the vintage autos of bygone eras. Also the model train exhibit. Also the old buildings. Very interesting.

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