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The Mount Washington Cog Railway


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Climb to the top of Mount Washington on the world's first mountain-climbing Cog Railway trains!
Base Road, Six miles off Route 302, Bretton Woods, NH 03575
+1 800-922-8825
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

The only down side to our trip was that we couldn’t reach the top of Mt Washington as it was snowing!!! Fantastic journey and our guide and brakeman Kota was brilliant. He told us so much about this historic unique railway . Good value for...More

Thank Yorkshirelass205
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

If you're in the area you just have to go. The price was ok. The seats were not uncomfortable. The view from the back of the train not that good. Very scenic out the side windows. Our trip was full of brits. They were not...More

Thank Lawrence A
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Be prepared to freeze and not be and to go all the way up the Mountain But it is a wonderful adventure

Thank Lynnesadams
Reviewed 2 days ago

This is the best way to go to the top of Mt Washington. The ride is smooth and slow, took about 50 min. Fall color is amazing, gorgeous way to see the fall in New England!

Thank ho man C
Reviewed 2 days ago

We visited for this 3 hour round trip up/down the mountain (1 hour up, 1 hour at the top & 1 hour down). The history of the railway is fascinating; all is explained in the visitor centre at the bottom and by the guides on...More

Thank Steven H
Reviewed 3 days ago

I grew up riding the Pikes Peak Cog Railway in Colorado. Climbing Pikes Peak in all kinds of weather. But mostly in the winter. If you want real adventure ride the Mount Washington Cog Railway. The cars are small like in the old days with...More

Thank ManitouExpert
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Boo. First, we're told that we don't get to go to the the top. We were looking to some sunset photos. Now, the stop 2/3 of the way up, and we don't get to walk around. At least we still have the sunset.... But wait,...More

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Wayne P, Owner at The Mount Washington Cog Railway, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Dear DWlivinDFW: Thank you for your review of your experience on the Mount Washington Cog Railway. I appreciate every review we get both positive and negative. I use all the reviews to try to improve our guest experience. I apologize for not being able to...More

Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Must do is to take the steam engine on the trip to the summit if you are visiting in the spring or summer.My husband and son took one of the last steam trains on Friday,it is awesome to see how that train moves.Apparently it cannot...More

Thank Movine
Reviewed 5 days ago

We were booked in on the mid-morning train and looking forward to it, only to find that our diesel engine wasn’t working and we had the steam train (which usually only goes once and that is at 8am); which was absolutely brilliant!! The sun was...More

Thank Shipwrecked49
Reviewed 5 days ago

Riding the train to the top of Mount Washington is a great experience. The ascent gets extremely step and the view are really beatiful. Staff professional, friendly and helpful. We ram into a bit of a problem and they all were of great help.

Thank Andrea M
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Maryflora S
October 12, 2018|
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Response from Kelli F | Reviewed this property |
Yes! This is the perfect time for fall foliage!!
October 10, 2018|
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Response from gfew | Reviewed this property |
I have asthma and had no difficulty. Again, as stated above dress warm. Take a light weight scarf that would be able to cover your mouth and nose to keep the air you breathe in warmer. There is a visitor's center at the... More
October 9, 2018|
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Response from TXGirl2001 | Reviewed this property |
The entire trip consists of 1 hour up the mountain, 1 hour off the train at the top and 1 hour down the mountain.