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Maine Narrow Gauge Railroad Company and Museum

Open today: 9:30 AM - 4:00 PM
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The narration detracted from the event. It was nearly impossible to hear because of the clattering... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Jon W
Train Ride and Museum

The train ride and museum are located in an industrial area but GPS will take you there. We spent... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
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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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Hours Today: 9:30 AM - 4:00 PM
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Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
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58 Fore St, Portland, ME 04101-4842
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+1 207-828-0814
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Reviewed 2 days ago

A wonderful bit of history ... experience it before the area is turned to Condos. Sad, but true, Portland is allowing a significant part of its local water front to be taken from the public and turned into condos....

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Reviewed 5 days ago

The narration detracted from the event. It was nearly impossible to hear because of the clattering of the train, and what I could decipher was a repeat of the written materials we had access to.

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Went to visit the museum and toured on narrow gauge train. Nice activity for young kids. Train trip took 35 mins, was narrated and kids got to ring the trains bell. The track runs parallel to the shore so it’s a picturesque trip too. The...More

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MaineNarrowGauge, Guest Relations Manager at Maine Narrow Gauge Railroad Company and Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

We are so glad that you enjoyed your visit!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The train ride and museum are located in an industrial area but GPS will take you there. We spent about an hour in the museum and could walk through coaches as well as read lots of local history of the train. Ticket prices are very...More

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MaineNarrowGauge, Guest Relations Manager at Maine Narrow Gauge Railroad Company and Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for your thorough review! We are glad to hear that you had a nice visit-we will let David know that you enjoyed his narrative!

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Folks 2 to 92 can enjoy the Narrow Gauge Railroad and Museum TOGETHER! How many activities are suited for all? They let kids blow the train whistle. Bay watching is the best. Waving at everyone on the path beside the tracks is fun all by...More

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MaineNarrowGauge, Guest Relations Manager at Maine Narrow Gauge Railroad Company and Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks for your support! We strive to be fun for all ages and it is nice to hear that you think we are hitting our goals!

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

As a discerning overseas railway enthusiast I was looking forward to a visit to the Maine Narrow Gauge Railroad & Museum and was not disappointed.The staff were very friendly and helpful. The museum features beautiful well-presented exhibits and quality information boards. The steam and diesel...More

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MaineNarrowGauge, Guest Relations Manager at Maine Narrow Gauge Railroad Company and Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks so much for the kind words! We are so glad that you enjoyed your time here!

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Came today with my husband and my dog. Really enjoyed our time on the ride and in the museum! They let us bring our dog too which was GREAT!

Thank Vicki J
MaineNarrowGauge, Guest Relations Manager at Maine Narrow Gauge Railroad Company and Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks for your nice review! We are always happy to have four legged friends join in the fun-glad you brought yours along!

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The train ride was a good activity for young and old train lovers! And very manageable with young kids. The ride is about 40 minutes with a guide that talks about the area and the history of narrow gauge. The museum was an added bonus.

Thank tagretchen
MaineNarrowGauge, Guest Relations Manager at Maine Narrow Gauge Railroad Company and Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks for your visit and nice words!

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This was an inexpensive activity. The ride was relaxing and you could get some good views of the shoreline and piers. The parking was free, they had their own parking lot which was very convenient. Most places in the area do not have parking close...More

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MaineNarrowGauge, Guest Relations Manager at Maine Narrow Gauge Railroad Company and Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks for the kind words and your visit! Glad you found us convenient, economical and relaxing-those are things we aim for!

Reviewed July 10, 2018

My kids loved the picturesque train ride up the coast and exploring the museum. I'd say you'd spend 1-2 hours here, no more. The museum itself has interactive things for kids and a clean restroom.

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MaineNarrowGauge, Guest Relations Manager at Maine Narrow Gauge Railroad Company and Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks for the nice review! Glad your little ones enjoyed!

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Simonejolly39
May 3, 2018|
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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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Gary B
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!
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Tom S
February 9, 2015|
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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
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