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Boothbay Railway Village

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A Great Visit!

We enjoyed a recent visit here with our family. The antique train ride was a big hit especially... read more

Reviewed December 9, 2018
dlmoore305
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Mount Vernon, Maine
Church trip from Alabama

Fun stop on our sightseeing tours! Rode on the steam engined train. Beautiful antique car... read more

Reviewed October 16, 2018
sharon c
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Columbiana, Alabama
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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 vintage steam or diesel locomotive surrounded by historic Maine buildings preserved in a recreated village, and view a...more
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586 Wiscasset Rd, Route 27, Boothbay, ME 04537-4627
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

We did the north pole train ride and was disappointed. Will look into other options for Santa train rides next time. Narrow guage Train was in good condition. We did the first class car and it was in good condition like a trip back in...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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RailwayVillage, Guest Relations Manager at Boothbay Railway Village, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

We are very sorry that you didn't enjoy your experience. We agree that the restrooms are an issue and are currently working on a improvement plan to fix this problem in the future.

Reviewed December 9, 2018

We enjoyed a recent visit here with our family. The antique train ride was a big hit especially having Santa come aboard, our grandchildren loved it. Then the reading of the Night Before Christmas in the church and finishing up with hot chocalate and cookies...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank dlmoore305
RailwayVillage, Guest Relations Manager at Boothbay Railway Village, responded to this reviewResponded December 10, 2018

We are happy to hear you had a great visit. North Pole Express is one of our favorite events here.

Reviewed October 16, 2018 via mobile

Fun stop on our sightseeing tours! Rode on the steam engined train. Beautiful antique car collection.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank sharon c
RailwayVillage, Guest Relations Manager at Boothbay Railway Village, responded to this reviewResponded December 10, 2018

Thank you, We are glad you had a nice visit.

Reviewed October 10, 2018 via mobile

The Boothbay Railway Museum has something for the young and the young at heart. The General Store has a Thomas the Train track set up for small children to play with. There are also unique “finds” from our childhood, from books to candies; this in...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank michellegagnenh
RailwayVillage, Guest Relations Manager at Boothbay Railway Village, responded to this reviewResponded December 10, 2018

Thank you so much for your kind words about the village. Please come visit again soon.

Reviewed October 10, 2018

Area of restored buildings moved to this site. Functioning steam engine will take you around the venue. Collection of cars, farm equipment and trains on site. Also large building filled with model trains. Would be a fun place for children.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank bob10590
RailwayVillage, Guest Relations Manager at Boothbay Railway Village, responded to this reviewResponded December 10, 2018

Thank you! We look forward to your next visit!

Reviewed October 7, 2018 via mobile

We are visiting area. This was a lot of fun. Bldgs are neat. Wonderful collection of antique cars, trucks, bikes, motors, etc. Today they had vendors with some great items. Loved the train exhibit, and the train ride on the steam engine was fun. Nice...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Y5860QAvirginiac
Reviewed September 30, 2018

We had a great visit one afternoon. The train runs on the hour and the ride is 2 loops around. They have a small village with an old car display along with fire engines. If you are not from New England be sure you try...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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RailwayVillage, Guest Relations Manager at Boothbay Railway Village, responded to this reviewResponded December 10, 2018

Thank you for visiting our village. Agreed, try the Moxie!!

Reviewed September 24, 2018

We visited the railway village & it was phenomenal! They have a huge display of rehabbed old cars & trucks, the village has all kinds of rehabbed buildings & trains. & don’t forget to take a ride on the train that takes you around the...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank mlom66
Reviewed September 14, 2018 via mobile

This is so cool! They have assembled many old buildings into a village that you can walk theu and check out. In the back they have a great car museum. There is a short train ride around the village.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank dgarforth
Reviewed September 10, 2018

Had a really nice time here. There was a car show going on and also had some micro brews set up along with bbq. The wife and I had fun there!

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Everard H
BRV_Margaret, Manager at Boothbay Railway Village, responded to this reviewResponded September 11, 2018

Oh you picked a great day to visit! So glad you enjoyed Antique Auto Days! Thanks for posting a review, it's appreciated.

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Kathy T
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I believe it was $12 adults and $ 10 Seniors
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SLY11
Ottawa, Ontario Canada
Family with toddlers visiting in August (1 Replies)
Hello Boothbay Harbor! My husband and my two young sons ages 4 and 2 will be visiting Boothbay to see Thomas the Tank Engine come to the Boothbay Railway Village but would like to stay in the area for a couple of days. Any recommendations of a nice place to stay with small children and anything that we shouldn't miss seeing or eating while we are there. We are travelling from Ottawa, Canada to Prince Edward Island and then on our way back are stopping in Boothbay. Looks beautiful and we are...More
May 24, 2011|
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Beach Cove Hotel is on a private little pond with rowboats for your use, also a small swimming pool. It's about a mile from the ocean. As for what you shouldn't miss eating, be sure and stop at the Boothbay Ice Cream Factory on the pier.
cszlaien
Farmingdale, New York
Any suggestions for my Portland/Boothbay Itinerary??? (4 Replies)
Going to Portland/Boothbay in a couple of weeks with my hubby and 3 yr old son and wanted to know if my itinerary below was good or if I needed to add some things that should not be missed. Saturday, August 26th Boothbay railway village Maine Aquarium Sunday, August 27th Head to Portland L.L. Bean Maine Narrow Gauge Railroad Company and Museum Portland Observatory Take ferry to Peaks Island Monday, August 28th Fort Williams Park Portland Head Light
August 16, 2017|
Response fromMainer-On-The-Go|
Might consider adding Coastal Botanical Gardens in Boothbay -- scenic and not at all "stuffy"...
Travelmom9
new jersey
New England Railroads?? (5 Replies)
Hi New Englanders. I know of three railways that have scenic tours. The North Conway Scenic rail in NH, The Cog railway also in NH, and the Boothbay Railway village.in ME. Does anyone recommend any of them for a 5 year old train buff?. Thank You.
August 09, 2005|
Response fromNativemainer|
The North Conway Scenic and the Boothbay RR's are great for a five year old, but the Cog is SLOW, SLOW, SLOW---they pull you up the mountain, and it takes about an hour and a half, costs a fortune, and does not have a bathroom on board, which might be a problem with a five year old.