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Maine Narrow Gauge Railroad Company and Museum

Open today: 9:30 am - 4:00 pm
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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 1 week ago
Lucinda B
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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
Interesting narrow gauge railway visit

As a discerning overseas railway enthusiast I was looking forward to a visit to the Maine Narrow... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
John B
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Brisbane, Australia
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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 6 days 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 5 days ago

We are so glad that you enjoyed your visit!

Reviewed 1 week 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

Thank Lucinda B
MaineNarrowGauge, Guest Relations Manager at Maine Narrow Gauge Railroad Company and Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days 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 2 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 5 days 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 2 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 5 days ago

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

Reviewed 3 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 5 days 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 3 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 5 days ago

Thanks for your visit and nice words!

Reviewed 3 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 5 days ago

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

Reviewed 11 July 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 5 days ago

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

Reviewed 6 July 2018

A decent train ride with a nicely guided tour announcing the significance of the railroad back in the day. Unfortunately I went July 4th so I did not get to experience the entire journey due to closure of part of the track for fireworks (they...More

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MaineNarrowGauge, Guest Relations Manager at Maine Narrow Gauge Railroad Company and Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 6 July 2018

Thanks for your kind words! Hopefully you can come take a ride with us again when we are able to go the full length of our route.

Reviewed 4 July 2018

It wasn't bad, kinda neat if your looking for something to do for an hour. Train ride lasts 35 minutes and goes 1 1/2 miles down the coast and back. My 1, 3, 6 year olds liked it. Train tickets 10$ each and you have...More

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MaineNarrowGauge, Guest Relations Manager at Maine Narrow Gauge Railroad Company and Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 6 July 2018

Glad that your little ones enjoyed the visit! If you come again, please be advised that we actually have complimentary parking passes at the desk that exempt you from having to pay for parking at the pay station.

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Simonejolly39
4 May 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
2 April 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
10 February 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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