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Maine Narrow Gauge Railroad Company and Museum

58 Fore St, Portland, ME 04101
+1 207-828-0814
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Hard to find but if you're into it...

I didn't go(too tired) but my friend really wanted to see it.He enjoyed himself.It's near the... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Jim B
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Houlton, Maine
A must see for train lovers

What a great train museum... Very hands on. There are many historical, refurbished train cars for... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Travelinggal0121
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Buffalo, New York
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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 historic rail cars, exhibits and activities for children. The museum is open daily from early May through late October (9:30am-4:00pm) and seasonally for events including the Polar Express. Visit our website for more information including a full schedule of events.
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  • Average12%
  • Poor3%
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Hours Today: 09:30 - 16:00
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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58 Fore St, Portland, ME 04101
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+1 207-828-0814

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Reviewed 1 week ago

I didn't go(too tired) but my friend really wanted to see it.He enjoyed himself.It's near the harbor so very busy and parking(if you're lucky)is at the wharf.If not,$10 and a long walk.

Thank Jim B
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

What a great train museum... Very hands on. There are many historical, refurbished train cars for you to walk thru and explore along with wonderfully informational exhibits. A ride on fun small gauge train is very pleasant as it winds its way along the coast...More

1  Thank Travelinggal0121
Reviewed 1 week ago

A tip: parking gets tight on the weekends, but as a paying visitor to the museum, you can park in the parking spaces marked "Museum," which are closest to the museum entrance. (These are not reserved for staff, although it kind of looks like they...More

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

Thank you for such a thoughtful and detailed review! We're so pleased that you appreciated the museum and that your visit was enjoyable. Just a note: we offer free parking permits so that guests may park anywhere in the lot, not just next to the...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is a modest little museum and ride. With that in mind, it is still a delightful ride along the shoreline. Certainly worth the $10

Thank greenbrae150
MaineNarrowGauge, Guest Relations Manager at Maine Narrow Gauge Railroad Company and Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you. So glad you found the ride delightful!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was a fun activity and it is geared toward young families. There is a museum with okay areas and a caboose complete with books about trains where families can read together.

Thank Stefania D
MaineNarrowGauge, Guest Relations Manager at Maine Narrow Gauge Railroad Company and Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Nice! Thanks for visiting!

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Entering the museum, I skipped the detailed, informative train histories, and went straight inside the open rail cars, caboose, and engine, to immerse myself in the experience. The paintings, sketches, furniture, and gorgeous wooden doors and walls, were the "icing on the cake." Being able...More

1  Thank Melissa R
MaineNarrowGauge, Guest Relations Manager at Maine Narrow Gauge Railroad Company and Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for this thoughtful review. Sounds like you truly appreciated and enjoyed your visit - that makes us happy! Thanks for visiting!

Reviewed 16 August 2017

We had been here in the past, and took our third grandson who likes trains. It was a very nice experience for him. He wanted to visit the museum twice and ride the train twice. We spent three hours here. This is a short, but...More

1  Thank L9393NIrobertm
MaineNarrowGauge, Guest Relations Manager at Maine Narrow Gauge Railroad Company and Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

How wonderful! So glad that you enjoyed your visit. We appreciate the thoughtful and kind review.

Reviewed 14 August 2017

This is friendly little museum to see the old trains and get a sense of how travel used to be. Low key but you do get a good feel for things here.

Thank occasionaltraveler82
MaineNarrowGauge, Guest Relations Manager at Maine Narrow Gauge Railroad Company and Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 16 August 2017

We love being called a "friendly little museum"! Thank you! Thanks for visiting!

Reviewed 13 August 2017

It's fun to ride an old train! (They don't make them like that anymore.) This ride takes you right along the waterfront with a narrated tour about what you're seeing and about the history of narrow gauge railroads in Maine, It's both convenient and off...More

Thank Alison1771
MaineNarrowGauge, Guest Relations Manager at Maine Narrow Gauge Railroad Company and Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 16 August 2017

So nice of you to share this thoughtful review. Thank you! And you're right, they certainly don't make them like that any more!

Reviewed 10 August 2017 via mobile

Not sure why the Narrow Gauge railroad isn't higher ranked. They offer an inexpensive, short train ride that gives you a nice tour of the waterfront.

Thank pandaraka
MaineNarrowGauge, Guest Relations Manager at Maine Narrow Gauge Railroad Company and Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 11 August 2017

Thanks for the review! Glad you enjoyed your visit!

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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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