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Maine Narrow Gauge Railroad Company and Museum

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Address: 58 Fore Street, Portland, ME 04101
Phone Number: +1 207 828 0814
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9:30 am - 4:00 pm
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Fri 11:30 am - 4:00 pm
Sat - Thu 9:30 am - 4:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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Enjoy a train ride along scenic Casco Bay and Portland Waterfront. Tour the...

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!

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cute little ride

It wasn't a long ride. It gave the history of the narrow gauge train and its importance in the harbor. There is a small museum also that was interesting.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
Carol Q
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Syracuse, New York, United States

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Syracuse, New York, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

It wasn't a long ride. It gave the history of the narrow gauge train and its importance in the harbor. There is a small museum also that was interesting.

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Davidson NC
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Wonderful experience on an historic narrow gauge railroad riding along the coast of Casco Bay, complete with a volunteer "historic" conductor. The museum was interesting and atmospheric.

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Toronto
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Really interesting museum with old cars being restored on site. Short open coach train ride with interesting information on narrow gauge. A lot of people don't realize this place exists. Find it and have fun.

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Jersey City, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My wife and I were in the area to walk an urban trail, and came upon this museum and railway. The ride was a hoot and more, and the little museum was fascinating. Our train had to stop for a while because a baby skunk was on the tracks -- what an adventure!

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Revere, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

On any average trip for New England rail fans, this little tourist line would sadly be moved from Portland to gray Maine. I've been on this twice with my autistic son. Once In April 2014 with a diesel, and the other with a visitor(Monson 3). Overall, great memories, great highlight of downtown Portland.

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We enjoyed the train ride and museum. The staff were very informative, great place to spend a couple of hours.

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Scarborough, Maine
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We took my grandson on this ride. He LOVES trains. we wanted to try him on this train before we take him on the Amtrak. He loved this train. He sat between us on the seat and had a big smile on his face!! it was totally worth the prince. After we got done with the train, we were able... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

had the great pleasure of visiting the museum and taking the train ride. my son greatly enjoyed playing on the trains in the museum. the train ride was the perfect length of time for toddlers/preschoolers and at the end they all get to blow the whistle in the locomotive. according to the conductor, the museum is being forced out by... More 

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Aldie, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a must see if you have little ones. The museum has replica cars some that you can walk through and others that are display only. Took the kids about 20 minutes before they tired of the inside. Then the train ride was about 40 minutes. Gorgeous ride along Casco Bay while the informative narrator told us about the... More 

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Vienna, Austria
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It is nice to walk around and get into those old trains using a very narrow railway...but that's it!

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