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The Mount Washington Cog Railway

Base Road, Six miles off Route 302, Bretton Woods, NH 03575
+1 800-922-8825
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USD 74.00*
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Full-Day Trip to Mount Washington from Boston
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USD 179.00*
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Day Trip to Mt Washington Cog Railroad from Southern NH
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Climb to the top of Mount Washington on the world's first mountain-climbing Cog Railway trains!
  • Excellent65%
  • Very good25%
  • Average6%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
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“steam engine” (64 reviews)
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Base Road, Six miles off Route 302, Bretton Woods, NH 03575
+1 800-922-8825
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is a "must do" experience, the only steam driven cog railway on the planet. There are bio diesel trains available but we wanted the authentic steam driven option. The single coach holds 70 and it was full. The train leaves at 9am and takes...More

1  Thank Keith F
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Mount Washington Cog Steam Railway. it was fun and exciting to ride up the mountain. Seeing how the weather changed from the bottom to the top. It was a 3 hour adventure. It is the highest peak in New England. The day we went...More

2  Thank Jeri1003
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I've been in the area many times and we always said we should try it at least once. So we tried it and don't need to do it again! :-) Just a word to anyone who wants to try it; the fumes are pretty bad,...More

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

Thank you for your review of our attraction. I am assuming from your comment regarding the fumes that you took the steam train. Guests who choose to ride the steam train must be prepared to experience the sights, sounds and smells associated with an authentic...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Being from boring IL, we don't have mountains, or even much for hills. Needless to say, this was breath taking. I was a little nervous on the way up because the tracks look so skinny and rickety. But the view and experience of the ride...More

4  Thank lightb1
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was a wonderful surprise to see the steam engine take the carriage up to the top of Mount Washington. It is a joy to ss the engines (and the Diesel ones) push the carriage up the cog line. The museum details information on the...More

Thank dave m
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My wife and I had a wonderful time on the Mount Washington COG Railway. It was informative and fun while the views were breathtaking. Kathryn and Eli, our brake man and brake women, did a fantastic job! We would recommend taking this 3 hour trip.

1  Thank Art R
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Very skeptical about taking the train at $69 each. Decided to go ahead with the trip. Smaller seats on train fit 2 adults very uncomfortably. Warm day at the starting point. No one warns you how cold it is on the top of the mountain....More

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

Thank you for your review. I am sorry you did not enjoy your visit to the summit of Mt. Washington or the ride on the cog railway. Rack railways are expensive to operate and maintain, particularly on a mountain like Mt. Washington with its extreme...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We wanted to go up Mount Washington--after all, it's the site of some of the worst weather in the United States. I did not want to drive up the mountain because we had heard that the road has no guard rails. We live in a...More

2  Thank genknit
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We were a bit skeptical when we saw the price, 69$ is not cheap, but we decided to do it anyway, when you take the last train 3:30pm it is 15$ off and the weather in July was perfect for a drive to the top...More

2  Thank willyoutravel
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This was a great scenic railroad up Mount Washington. If you are not really into trains, take one of their biodiesel engine rides up the mountain. If you are a train lover, spend the extra money to ride the steam engine up the mountain. The...More

3  Thank watchyoursix
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24 July 2017|
Response from Dorotockeys | Reviewed this property |
I suggest calling them directly for that. I could not know.
23 July 2017|
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Response from grosbea | Reviewed this property |
When boarding the train you have to walk a short distance over the tracks. They have a step to assist you with the first of three steps. There is handrail but the best part is that the brakeman is there to help. The... More
2 July 2017|
Response from Wayne P | Property representative |
The steam train is truly authentic. You must be prepared to experience the use of coal as a locomotive fuel. That includes smoke, cinders and other effects such as the smell associated with the burning of coal. The steam... More