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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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Very nice place to spend a couple of hours.

Very nice museum. The collection of antique autos was A+++ There was also an extremely nice ho model train layout. Only complaint as such is that it was a long walk to get to... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 31, 2015
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Suffolk, va
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Suffolk, va
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14 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

Very nice museum. The collection of antique autos was A+++ There was also an extremely nice ho model train layout. Only complaint as such is that it was a long walk to get to the restroom.

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New Orleans, Louisiana
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

We visited Boothbay Railway Village and were thoroughly entertained for 4 hours! We visited mainly because my toddler grandson has an infatuation with trains, but we soon found out that the village entertained the whole family. The train ride was such a fun experience, and most all of the displays are hands on, allowing my grandson to climb on them... More 

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

My gosh! You are making us all blush. Thanks for the great review. And we are delighted you enjoyed the Museum so very much! More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

Stop by with young children and enjoy the train ride. Or, visit when the car show is in town. Dog friendly, too.

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

Thank you for writing a review. Glad you stopped by and enjoyed your visit. More 

Sanford, Maine
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

The highlight of the village is the trip aboard a narrow gauge railway. There is history aplenty here. There is also a large elaborate model railway set up in one of the buildings. An interesting attraction in the middle of the village is two small goats that you can feed.

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

Thanks so much for visiting and for the review. We're so proud of the work the volunteers are doing in the model railroad exhibit, we're so glad you enjoyed it. More 

Boston, Massachusetts
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29 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

We were pleasantly surprised to fine this adorable village in Boothbay. My husband is a train buff and so we dropped by to see what they offered. We had a lovely train ride in a 1812 steam engine on a 2 foot gauge track that takes you twice around this village before letting you off at the top of a... More 

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

We're so glad you decided to stop. We know most assume we only offer the train rides but there is so much more to see and do here. We're glad you discovered us and so thankful that you took the time to post a review. More 

Friendship, Maine
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

The customer service was awesome. The grounds were so clean. And tons of interesting bits of information and exhibits. The train model was a favorite.

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

Our staff and volunteers are the best and we are so glad to hear you agree! Thanks so much for sharing the images too! That shot of Dick, the engineer, is fabulous! More 

Boise, Idaho
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015

Railway Village was so much more that expected! Hubby is a train buff so the ride (though short) was nice. In the back of the property hidden from view are several restored buildings (hardware store, general store, school house, blacksmith shop ...) & several displays of antique equipment. Also a very nice vintage car museum. And an operating train layout...the... More 

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

We're all blushing from your glowing review! Thanks so much for visiting and for taking the time to tell others about our Museum. More 

Boothbay, Maine
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

It was a great place to spend a sunny afternoon. Ride the train around a few times then get off and go into the antique car museum. Some great looking cars there. After that walk around and go into house that are set back in time. The way life use to be. Cute gift shop to end the day.

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

So glad you had a great time! And we very much appreciate the review. More 

Warren, Rhode Island
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015

I love this and I know my Pop would have as well. I spent the afternoon with my husband and relived my childhood. My pop and I spent hours with his model trains. Go visit and enjoy!

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

We're so glad that our Museum was able to transport you to a moment in time that obviously meant so much to you. Thank you for taking the time to post a review and for making us all feel very special too! More 

boston
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69 reviews
22 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2015

3 adults and a 3 year old - we spent a totally enjoyable 2 hrs here takiing steam train, exploring cabooses and model train sets, and visiting the antique car/vehicle exhibit. There is something here for everyone. The open park-like atmostphere is also very relaxing. The staff are well informed and congenial. All in all, a great visit.

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

Thanks so much for taking the time to post a review. We are so glad to hear you all enjoyed your visit to our Museum and especially appreciate the compliment of our dedicated staff. More 

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Additional Information about Boothbay Railway Village

Address: 586 Wiscasset Road, Route 27, Boothbay, ME
Phone Number: +1 207-633-4727
Location: United States  >  Maine (ME)  >  Mid Coast Maine  >  Boothbay
Open Hours:
Sunday 9:30 am - 5:00 pm
Monday 9:30 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday 9:30 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday 9:30 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday 9:30 am - 5:00 pm
Friday 9:30 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday 9:30 am - 5:00 pm

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