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Boothbay Railway Village

586 Wiscasset Road, Route 27, Boothbay, ME
207-633-4727
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Ranked #2 of 9 attractions in Boothbay
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Type: Specialty Museums
Activities: Group tours/train
Owner description: Nowhere else in New England can you experience a steam train ride, historical village exhibits and an outstanding collection of over 60 antique... more » Owner description: Nowhere else in New England can you experience a steam train ride, historical village exhibits and an outstanding collection of over 60 antique vehicles in one museum. The Boothbay Railway Village offers the unique environment of a rural village, beautiful gardens, and a village green surrounded by historic structures such as the 1847 Town Hall or the 1923 Spruce Point Chapel.The Village exhibits are fascinating and informative, evocative of our rich New England heritage. Situated on thirty acres and housed in 28 exhibit buildings, the large collection of exhibits includes all aspects of rural town life, consisting of various types of transportation to lessons taught in a one-room schoolhouse. A variety of special events bring history to life with demonstrations and activities making for a memorable experience. « less
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Scotia, New York
Top Contributor
66 reviews 66 reviews
46 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2014

Lovers of trains will be disappointed, but kids will be delighted. The antique car collection is exceptional, however. Would love to have seen more trains!

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

Thanks for taking the time to write a review. We're glad you enjoyed the car collection. More

Stoneham, Massachusetts
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186 reviews 186 reviews
83 attraction reviews
109 helpful votes 109 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2013

My husband is the train lover, so I thought I was going just to keep him company as we visited another ho hum train museum. Boy was I wrong. We spent almost five hours at this incredible museum and I enjoyed every moment of it. It is actually like visiting several museums which only one $10.00 admission -- what a... More

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

Thanks so much for your review. There is so much more than a train ride here and we appreciate you helping share that with others. We hope you'll come back soon. We have some great events planned for 2014 including the 50th Anniversary of Antique Auto Days! More

Daytona Beach
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56 reviews 56 reviews
5 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2013

A wonderful collection of days gone by. Definitely worth the visit. For many youngsters, they've never seen a steam engine or some of the old cars. Thanks to all of the volunteers to make it possible.

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

Thank you so much for taking the time to review your visit. We love our volunteers and they help us do everything from operating the train to stuffing envelopes. Come back soon! More

New Milford, Connecticut
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2013

just a wonderful place to visit.went for the Fall Festival and had a great time.The Antique Auto Museum they have is worth the price of admission!! one of the best auto museums ever..

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

We're blushing! Thanks so much for writing a review. We do have a pretty cool collection of cars from the 1902 Rambler to the 1962 Rolls Royce - each one tells a story! More

Senior Contributor
49 reviews 49 reviews
13 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2013 via mobile

The admission was a bit steep but it was a nice place. The steam train ride was short but fun. The antique car museum was amazing and the village was interesting. Lots of open space for just hanging out and they allow leashed dogs on the property. Over all it was nice.

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

We're glad to know you enjoyed your visit. We were a little surprised you thought our admission price was expensive. Our adult fee is just $10 and kids $5. Most other area museums and attractions range in price from $12 - $15 or even more. The Museum is a non-profit organization and annual admission revenues cover less than 1/3 of... More

Connecticut
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146 reviews 146 reviews
20 attraction reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2013

I really like this place and have been visiting it for almost two decades. The two-footer steam train makes a circuit then another one, and on the second one stops at the top. There is a great car museum "A 1902 Rambler to a 1962 Rolls", some really wonderful cars. There is an early 1900s Oldsmobile, Packards, Model Ts including... More

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

Thanks so much for posting your review and for being such a loyal visitor. The Museum will turn 50 next year so we know there are lots of stories about two and three generations growing up visiting and watching the Village grow and change. We have some new programs in mind for next summer, we hope you'll be back! More

Leicester, Massachusetts, United States
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14 reviews 14 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2013

Riding around on a partly cloudy, rainy day with the sun not making any promising appearances we decided not to go to the gardens and came upon the railway village. We stopped and were told that some of it is inside and some outside decided to give it a tour. We sure were wishing we had our grandchildren with us... More

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

Thank you so much for choosing to visit the Railway Village and for taking the time to post a review. There certainly are a lot of things to do in our region and we're glad that you visited us! We know that when we host Thomas it pretty much takes over the entire campus. We're so glad that you enjoyed... More

Medford, Massachusetts
Senior Contributor
37 reviews 37 reviews
16 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2013

This Railway Village is great anytime, BUT if you can spend a day with Thomas the Train...well, thats just as good as it gets! Saturday August 10th was such a day. Papa with his two year old grandson, along with Nana and Daddy spent the day at the Boothbay Railway Village with all the Thomas attractions. A twenty minute train... More

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

We're so glad you had a great time at "Day Out With Thomas." We appreciate that you took the time to post a review and we look forward to seeing you again next year when Thomas rolls back into Boothbay! More

Williamsburg, Virginia
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3 reviews 3 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2013

Who doesn't love a train? In addition to the train ride this village provides a great overview of railroad history, interactive enough for kids of every age to enjoy.

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

Thanks so much for posting a review. We are so glad you enjoyed your visit. More

Winterport, Maine
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8 reviews 8 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2013

My wife and I took our son down here for "A Day Out With Thomas" and we had a great time. The look on his face and in his eyes said it all when he saw Thomas-that amazement, wonder and happiness all in one. Plenty of other activities here too, from the "Kranky Karts" to the car museum, there is... More

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

We're so glad you had a great time at "Day Out With Thomas." Thank you for taking the time to post a review. Just so you know you are correct about the food vendors. We offer the food concessions only on special event days but guests are more than welcome to bring a picnic anytime they visit! More

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