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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 & Educational For All

Well you start off with a Train Ride, how great is that, for young & old. A lot of vintage cars in... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Robin S
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Walled Lake, Michigan
This was a fun and interesting place to visit.

This is located outside of Boothbay and we had a great time here. They have a narrow gauge railroad... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Sharronn E
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Adrian, Michigan
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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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  • Very good33%
  • Average6%
  • Poor0%
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Travellers talk about
“model railroad” (14 reviews)
“antique cars” (33 reviews)
“all ages” (15 reviews)
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Hours Today: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
LOCATION
586 Wiscasset Rd, Route 27, Boothbay, ME 04537-4627
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+1 207-633-4727
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"model railroad"
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"antique cars"
in 33 reviews
"all ages"
in 15 reviews
"short train ride"
in 5 reviews
"steam engine"
in 10 reviews
"auto museum"
in 4 reviews
"new england village"
in 3 reviews
"fall foliage festival"
in 3 reviews
"couple of hours"
in 9 reviews
"bus trip"
in 4 reviews
"narrow gauge"
in 9 reviews
"toy store"
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"on display"
in 8 reviews
"kids and adults"
in 4 reviews
"a great place to spend"
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"whole family"
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"nice collection"
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Well you start off with a Train Ride, how great is that, for young & old. A lot of vintage cars in the one building. Old trains scattered about the entire property. One building with a huge H.O. scale train layout. Don't set a time...More

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

Thanks so much for posting a review and for visiting.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is located outside of Boothbay and we had a great time here. They have a narrow gauge railroad that runs around the village every hour with different engines depending on the availability of train engineers.they have all kinds of authentic period buildings and exhibits....More

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

Thanks so much for your very kind review. We are so glad you had a good time and especially appreciate the compliment for our staff & volunteers that work so hard to make your visits special.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The old village is a great place to explore. The schoolhouse, blacksmith shop, dry goods store and more are truly authentic. Each has actual furnishings from a long ago era. The antique car museum houses a vast array of autos and trucks. That alone should...More

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

Mark, thanks so much for visiting and for posting the review. We hope you come back again soon!

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Reviewed 20 April 2018

Took a bus load of bostonians up to railway, should have had a bit more time there. everyone wants to go back for a second visit! they were very helpful in

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BRV_Margaret, Manager at Boothbay Railway Village, responded to this reviewResponded 23 April 2018

Thanks so much for the review. Bring them back soon!

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Reviewed 23 January 2018 via mobile

I made reservations for the Christmas Train ride. I, mistakenly, thought our tickets were for Sunday when , actually, they were for Saturday! No problem at all. We were able to hop on and no one was disappointed! Great ride, great Santa, lovely and delicious...More

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Reviewed 8 November 2017

The ride on the old train was nice but the barn with the old cars inside was the highlight for me and I am a female. The walk around the village was a little lame. The gift shop was nice to browse around in.

Thank Brenda S
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BRV_Margaret, Manager at Boothbay Railway Village, responded to this reviewResponded 10 November 2017

Thanks so much for posting a review. We're so glad you found your own highlight!

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Reviewed 22 October 2017

Searching for nearby attractions, we happened upon this place. I was expecting a museum type village, not a ride in actual steam engine with a director. What a cool experience for all ages! There is a auto museum, walking village, model train room and so...More

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BRV_Margaret, Manager at Boothbay Railway Village, responded to this reviewResponded 24 October 2017

Thanks so much for posting a review. We're so glad you found us and we're proud that we impressed you so much!

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Reviewed 9 October 2017 via mobile

Attended fall foliage festival and just stumbled upon the village. Very interesting history and amazing antique car collection. Definitely worth a visit if you are in the area.

Thank Beachgirl301
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BRV_Margaret, Manager at Boothbay Railway Village, responded to this reviewResponded 11 October 2017

Thanks for coming to the 50th Annual Fall Foliage Festival. We're so glad you took some time to explore and it sounds like you were too! Thanks for posting a review.

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Reviewed 1 October 2017

Visited this railway village on a senior bus trip. Enjoyed the steam engine train ride. Toured the small village and train barns.

Thank Jim H
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BRV_Margaret, Manager at Boothbay Railway Village, responded to this reviewResponded 3 October 2017

Thanks for posting a review!

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Reviewed 20 September 2017

Enjoyed my visits last summer so much that I became a member this year! In addition to the trains the vintage cars and boat motors, model railway, and historic exhibits are so well maintained. The staff and volunteers are knowledgeable, enthusiastically answer questions and point...More

Thank Gracie B
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BRV_Margaret, Manager at Boothbay Railway Village, responded to this reviewResponded 11 October 2017

Thank you so much for becoming a member and for posting your awesome review! We appreciate your support!

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