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Boothbay Railway Village

586 Wiscasset Rd, Route 27, Boothbay, ME 04537-4627
+1 207-633-4727
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fun for kids and adults!

went with grandchildren to see the narrow gauge train and ride it! was surprised to see the antique... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
oldsaturn5
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Utica, New York
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Great exhibits of turn of century New England village, vintage cars - lots (!) , model railroad... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
John G
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Setauket, New York
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We invite you to travel back in time to vintage Vacationland with us. Nowhere else in New England can you ride the rails behind an vintage steam or diesel locomotive surrounded by historic Maine buildings preserved in a recreated village, and view a collection of 60 antique autos. When you visit the Museum you'll learn about how technologies like steam engines and the automobile changed life along the coast of Maine between 1850 and 1950. In addition to the opportunity to ride in a vintage coach behind a vintage locomotive, the Museum also occasionally offers rides in one of our Ford Model Ts. Two of our most popular attractions are the resident goats who delight visitors of all ages with their antics. From a display of hundreds of salt & pepper shakers to a collection of engines that powered everything from small boats to whole factories, there truly is something for everyone in your family here. Throughout the season a wide variety of special events are hosted on the Village Green from vintage ball games to car shows and family festivals. The Museum is also a unique location for wedding ceremonies and receptions.
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Hours Today: 10:00 - 17:00
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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586 Wiscasset Rd, Route 27, Boothbay, ME 04537-4627
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+1 207-633-4727
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Reviewed 4 days ago

went with grandchildren to see the narrow gauge train and ride it! was surprised to see the antique car building with many beautiful old cars, enjoyed the historical village and the model train building. Friendly volunteers and lots to see and do here!

Thank oldsaturn5
BRV_Margaret, Manager at Boothbay Railway Village, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Thanks so much for your review. We're so glad you enjoyed your visit!

Reviewed 6 days ago

Great exhibits of turn of century New England village, vintage cars - lots (!) , model railroad building - amazing - and an actual train ride around the whole site

Thank John G
BRV_Margaret, Manager at Boothbay Railway Village, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Thanks so much for posting such an enthusiastic review!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was my second visit to Boothbay Railway Village and the first my travel companion. There were only a few people there when we arrived. After paying admission, we visited the Freeport Train Station first. Next, we toured a couple of railroad cars near it....More

1  Thank Maurene_K
BRV_Margaret, Manager at Boothbay Railway Village, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks for taking the time to post a review. We appreciate your feedback. It's a constant battle to keep up with more than 28 buildings not to mention the railroad, its equipment and the vast collections inside of all those buildings. We just completed lead...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My wife and I had passed this place many times and thought it was just a train ride.We stopped and were most pleasantly surprised.There is something for everyone.They have a great antique automobile collection.There is great model train building and the folks working there are...More

Thank Mainelytravel
BRV_Margaret, Manager at Boothbay Railway Village, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

We're so glad you finally stopped! We hear the same story time and again. Thank you for visiting and for taking the time to post a review.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Interesting visit. Several building house different collections. Train ride is included with your admission. For all ages.

Thank blondie16
BRV_Margaret, Manager at Boothbay Railway Village, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thanks so much for visiting and for posting a review!

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Our bus trip visited this small village/museum. It was informative and showed a historical time that we need to see and remember. The antique car display was a very nice representation of old vintage vehicles. We actually visited a couple days before their official opening...More

Thank Ispdet
BRV_Margaret, Manager at Boothbay Railway Village, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thanks so much for your kind words. We were so glad to host you and appreciate you looking past a few unfinished projects. We open tomorrow and things are all buttoned up now and ready for visitors!

Reviewed 26 March 2017

This was fun. Antique Trains and Cars. A little village of old items (not just trains). We got lucky and the same day they were having a Antique Car Show (people drove in to show off). My father-in-law was with us so we had someone...More

Thank mersee
BRV_Margaret, Manager at Boothbay Railway Village, responded to this reviewResponded 28 March 2017

You did pick a great day to visit. We do remember how hot it was that day, not at all typical for Maine even in July! But we had a huge showing of fun cars in and out throughout the day and I am so...More

Reviewed 17 December 2016

The village was all decorated for Christmas and kids of all ages. Although it is a small attraction this time of year there is still plenty to do. Every kid was thrilled to see Santa and put their letters in his sack, make an ornament...More

1  Thank Alberta S
BRV_Margaret, Manager at Boothbay Railway Village, responded to this reviewResponded 19 December 2016

Alberta, Thanks so much for joining us for our North Pole Express event. It's probably our favorite event all year long. We're so glad you and your family had a great time and flattered that you thought to post a review. We hope you'll come...More

Reviewed 15 November 2016

This was a stop on our rail tour of New England and in this respect, it did not meet our expectations. It is only a tiny preserved line that had to run around the grounds twice in what felt more like a Disney kids ride...More

Thank The_Concierge_8
BRV_Margaret, Manager at Boothbay Railway Village, responded to this reviewResponded 21 November 2016

Thank you for taking the time to write a review. Our purpose-built, demonstration train ride is certainly not equal to some of the superior excursion rides available in New England including Conway Scenic and Mt. Washington Cog. It was built purely to allow visitors the...More

Reviewed 9 October 2016

We love places that will allow us to bring our bassets and this is one of them. They helped is get them on the train and as we rode around they had as much fun as we did looking at all the old trains and...More

Thank WILLIAM R
BRV_Margaret, Manager at Boothbay Railway Village, responded to this reviewResponded 10 October 2016

I was out of the office the afternoon you visited but I have seen dozens of pictures of your gang of rescued bassets. Thanks so much for visiting and for taking the time to post a review. We do love dogs!!!

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