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Maine Narrow Gauge Railroad Company and Museum

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The Maine Narrow Gauge Railroad Co. & Museum preserves and operates Maine's two foot gauge railway equipment for the education and enjoyment of the public. Visitors can enjoy a scenic train ride along Casco Bay or explore the museum which features...more
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58 Fore St, Portland, ME 04101-4842
+1 207-828-0814
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Reviewed December 31, 2018 via mobile

We’d done the polar express experience in Saratoga with the kids for Christmas a couple years ago. It was amazing for kids and adults alike. When we were going to be in Portland, Maine for Christmas this year, we decided to do it again, expecting...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed November 28, 2018

Expensive for the size of the place but intereseting Maine RR history focus is on the old logging railroads

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed November 25, 2018 via mobile

Highly recommended for the price point! Went with two 3.5 year olds and it was perfect. Everyone gets half cup of Dunkin hot cocolate, a sugar cookie, a visit from Santa and the Hobo (just like the movie) and a polar express silver bell. They...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed October 31, 2018

We rode the Maine Narrow Gauge Railroad and toured the associated Railroad Museum on a beautiful fall afternoon. The museum is interesting. It has many exhibits and several rail cars available to inspect. We spent approximately 30 minutes touring the museum. We rode the Narrow...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank JMMdeABQ
Reviewed October 28, 2018 via mobile

Nice museum with a train ride along the river. Free parking for your visit and a pleasant way to spend an hour or so. Trains run in the hour. Knowledgeable folks work there too.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank debraw127
Reviewed October 18, 2018

Francine Beekman <cakedeco@gmail.com> Sat, Sep 22, 9:06 PM to me This is a pleasant ride along the Casco Bay and waterfront lasting about a half hour. They stop at the end of the line and reverse to go back to the station. The conductor gives...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank cakedeco
Reviewed October 16, 2018

A great place to take the kids. A good place for light walk and with interesting presentations about the past.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Franciéle S
Reviewed October 13, 2018 via mobile

It was very neat to learn the history. While taking the train ride the guide gives you history and explains the areas your traveling by. Great tour to take if you have children with you. It is also pet friendly. There is also a small...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank AudraC877
Reviewed October 10, 2018

This is a small but nice museum. They have several train cars that you can walk through. On the walls there is history of the railroad. There is also a train ride along the shore although short it gives you a great idea of what...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Carl C
Reviewed October 9, 2018 via mobile

Nice railroad ride. It eas short but had good views along the water. Staff was kind. Anyone who wanted could climb into the locomotive and blow the whistle. A nice ride for the price.

Date of experience: October 2018
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May 3, 2018|
Response from Gaetano A | Reviewed this property |
The admission to Museum is $5 adult; $4 senior and $3 child 3-12years. Museum & Train ticket $10 adult; $9 senior and $6 child 3-12 years. Museum is open daily from 9:30am to 4:00pm and Train ride from 10:00am to 3:00pm on... More
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April 1, 2018|
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Response from MaineNarrowGauge | Property representative |
The train ride is $10 for adults ($9 for seniors). That includes both the ride and museum admission. Hope to see you in July!
Tom S
February 9, 2015|
Response from pwdt | Reviewed this property |
The Maine Narrow Gauge Railroad & Museum is closed for the winter. It normally opens in mid-May. The museum has not yet published its 2015 schedule yet but that should be published by mid-March. You can find the schedule... More