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“Great little museum and train ride” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Maine Narrow Gauge Railroad Company and Museum

Maine Narrow Gauge Railroad Company and Museum
58 Fore Street, Portland, ME
207-828-0814
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Ranked #40 of 136 things to do in Portland
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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!
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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“Great little museum and train ride”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2013 via mobile

Tickets get you both a 35 min train ride and entrance into the museum. Good fun for kids and adults alike. Lots of history here and you can't beat the ride, with sweeping views of Casco Bay. A bit hard to find, but trust your GPS. Worth allocating 90 minutes for the ride plus museum time.

Visited July 2013
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“Great Family Activity”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2013

This is a great way to see the Eastern Promenade. Very informative about narrow gauge trains in Maine. The museum has cars on display with volunteers available to answer questions.

Visited June 2013
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PUERTO RICO
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“Fun for kids...informative for adults..”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2013

There is a museum with interesting information about Maine's narrow gauge rails history, and it was nice to had a ride on one of those rail cars. This train ride was Ok... probably kids will enjoy it..
The ticket costs $10.00 for a 40 minutes ride. Rides operate every hour. Honestly, there is not too much to see, besides the harbor view, but it was nice to enjoy fresh air and relax. The staff warned us to take a seat at the side of the train facing the ocean to have a nice view during the ride... It stops and allow to take pictures and learn about the burned bridge, etc.
It is easy to walk from the cruise ship, if you have some extra time available, this could be a nice way to spend it, especially for kids.

Visited June 2013
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Hudson, Ohio
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“great fun!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2013

We spent a Mon-Fri weekend in Portland & would recommend the RR ride/museum. The gentlemen running the train were informative, friendly & enthusiastic about their volunteer jobs. We learned about the history of the narrow gauge, the equipment, and general Portland history. It is a short ride, take your time and read the exhibits in the museum. Permit your imagination to take you back to summers in the 1800s, enjoy the fresh air, and relax like a tourist should!

Visited May 2013
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Annapolis, Maryland
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“A small but well done railroad museum”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2013

This wonderful small railroad museum is tucked into a commercial area along Portland's waterfront. It is well work taking the time to find it. There are rides on the narrow gauge railroad which unfortunately we missed because of the time of day. We did get to tour the museum which was very well done. It details the history of Maine's narrow gauge rails along with the economic changes taking place. There were several cute rail cars you can go on along with a spectacular parlor car you could look into. This exhibit is well worth the time.

Visited May 2013
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