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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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What a Treasure!

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 5, 2015
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Boise, Idaho
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105 reviews
43 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015 NEW

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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Boothbay, Maine
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5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

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
2 reviews
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 34 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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87 reviews
27 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2015

The railway was a fun place to visit. We enjoyed the houses n the rid around on the train. My Granddaughter enjoyed the whole place. I think she liked the old fashioned cars the best. You can take the train there n also go to the next building for the model trains. That was fantastic.

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

Thanks so much for posting a review and for sharing your pictures with other TripAdvisor users! More 

Marietta, Ohio, United States
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6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2015

This little village has something for everyone, men will love the classic car display, the miniature train display, children will love the train ride and the restored little village. We had fun seeing the displays. Gift shop had lots of train items.

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

We really appreciate your review. It's always wonderful to hear that families enjoyed their time here! More 

Lebanon, CT
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90 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015

Admission includes a ride on a narrow gauge steam train. Albeit a short ride it is fun for adults and kids alike. There are about a dozen of historical buildings on the property with exhibits of vintage vehicles, tools, train and transportation displays, a terrific antique auto museum and a large HO train setup in a large building.

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

Thanks so much for your review. We think the auto exhibit is pretty special too! Come back and see us again soon. More 

milford, MA
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015

Nice, low key way to spend an afternoon! The train ride was short, but fun and gave you a good feel for what it was like 100 years ago. The old cars were a real treat - I'd be thrilled to have any of them in my garage. The old village was fun to walk around and see groceries, hardware,... More 

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

Thanks so much for taking the time to write a review. We really appreciate your feedback and are so glad you enjoyed your visit! Come back soon! More 

West Bath, Maine
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21 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
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 

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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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