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Maine Narrow Gauge Railroad Company and Museum

58 Fore Street, Portland, ME
207-828-0814
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Ranked #22 of 66 attractions in Portland
Type: Scenic Railroads, Specialty Museums
Owner description: Enjoy a train ride along scenic Casco Bay and Portland Waterfront. Tour the museum with historic two-foot railroad locomotives, cabooses, cars and... more » Owner description: Enjoy a train ride along scenic Casco Bay and Portland Waterfront. Tour the museum with historic two-foot railroad locomotives, cabooses, cars and artifacts. Purchase interesting items in unique gift Shop.Mar/Apr - Open weekends and school vacations.May-Oct - Open Daily.Museum open 10-4; train rides on the hour from 10-3.Museum Admission: Adults - $3. Children 3-12 - $2. Children 2 & Under - Free.Train Rides (includes museum): Adults - $10; Seniors - $9; Children 3 - 12 - $6. Children 2 & Under - Free.Ticket is good all day! « less
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boston
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53 reviews 53 reviews
18 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014 NEW

We recently spent a Saturday morning here, and it was a great time for the whole family. The museum is tiny, but packed full of things for the little ones - toy trains to play with, art projects to work on, and a little wooden train and station to climb in and out of. There are also several cars and... More

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Riverside, Rhode Island, United States
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18 reviews 18 reviews
11 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014 NEW

The worst thing about it was finding it. The signs were few and far apart and we finally just stumbled on it. I would mostly recommend it to families with small children but I have to say that we had a good time also. The little museum has a history of narrow gauge railroading in Maine and several old cars... More

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Holtsville, New York
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20 reviews 20 reviews
12 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

On our recent family vacation to Maine, we took a day trip to Portland specifically to go to this museum and ride on the train. My 7 years old son is a huge train fan. He enjoyed the museum (though we didn't have a lot of time to spend in it) and loved the train ride. My daughter loved the... More

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wallingford
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18 reviews 18 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

We arrived a few minutes after 10 am and had the train held up for us. However we must have missed the informative and knowledgeable conductor because we didn't get any information at all.just a short train ride with no points of interest brought to our attention. When I mentioned this to another patron she said nothing so I'm not... More

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Ashland, KY
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37 reviews 37 reviews
9 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

This is an enjoyable way to spend an hour. The train ride is 45 minutes or so. It is narrated and the train stops to let you take pictures of the bay. It's only $10, which is cheap money for anything in Portland, and enjoyable way to see water front. Excellent wheelchair access with lift too.

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Scarborough, Maine
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47 reviews 47 reviews
14 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

One of the few places in Portland (free) on premises--it does fill up quickly, but you still shouldn't have any problems. $10/adult; $6/our 7 yo and our 2 yo was free. The ticket is good all day and gets you a 35-minute ride and a museum visit. Good value indeed. Hats off to the volunteers who keep this going!! They... More

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Ponca City, Oklahoma
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47 reviews 47 reviews
8 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014

If you're an avid train enthusiast or have children that would love to ride a train, then definitely do this. But if you're going for the scenery, go on a boat ride. The trip is short and is more about the train than getting to see anything unique.

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Fairfax, Virginia
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17 reviews 17 reviews
10 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014

It was neat to learn about the history of the railroads in Maine. The museum itself was a bit small but it was neat to be able to walk inside all of the old train cars. The highlight of the experience is going for a ride on one of the historic trains. The views of Casco Bay are beautiful and... More

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Houston, United States
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2014

We LOVED the Maine Narrow Gauge Railroad. We visited twice on our trip - at the request of our 4 year old son. There is an actual train that you can ride. They stop on the trip and you can go into the engine car and take photos. The route is right along Casco Bay and the views are lovely.... More

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Eastham, Massachusetts
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113 reviews 113 reviews
25 attraction reviews
77 helpful votes 77 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2014

The Maine Narrow Gauge Museum will give you a look at the history of the railroads in Maine with plenty of exhibits and some cars you can go through on your own. If you go, buy the $10 ticket so that you can take the 40 minute train ride along the Casco Bay. The equipment is from the smaller trains... More

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