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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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Perfect for a child enamoured with choo-choos

A 2 year old recently accompanied me for a Halloween-time ride. He was in heaven, not just during... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
tantrictraveler
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amherst ma
Great trip for all ages

Not just for kids. It's a short, 45-minute train ride along the water, which led us to find the... read more

Reviewed 3 November 2017
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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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Hours Today: 9:30 AM - 4:00 PM
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 4 weeks ago

A 2 year old recently accompanied me for a Halloween-time ride. He was in heaven, not just during the ride but in the museum. Tears were shed and he was promised a return soon.

Thank tantrictraveler
MaineNarrowGauge, Guest Relations Manager at Maine Narrow Gauge Railroad Company and Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

This is wonderful! Thank you for sharing.

Reviewed 3 November 2017

Not just for kids. It's a short, 45-minute train ride along the water, which led us to find the trail/steps to the beautiful Eastern Promenade. $10 per adult and worth it. Small gift shop/museum.

Thank rockwell121
MaineNarrowGauge, Guest Relations Manager at Maine Narrow Gauge Railroad Company and Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 6 November 2017

Thank you!

Reviewed 1 November 2017

The museum and train ride make for a fun activity. We spent about an hour here total, the ride was ~30 minutes. The train ride was a fun way to take a break from walking and see the eastern promenade and coastline. The museum was...More

Thank sm47
MaineNarrowGauge, Guest Relations Manager at Maine Narrow Gauge Railroad Company and Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 3 November 2017

Fantastic! Thanks for taking the time to review.

Reviewed 28 October 2017

Love this little train taking you back in time along the eastern beach and promenade. For these weekends and into winter they have brought back the steam engine which frankly makes all the difference to the experience. Nice ride and super nice views with friendly...More

Thank CS1Portland
MaineNarrowGauge, Guest Relations Manager at Maine Narrow Gauge Railroad Company and Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 3 November 2017

Thank you!!

Reviewed 24 October 2017

This is a really cool place with a lot of info about the narrow gauge railroad. They have several restored rail cars in the museum. The train ride was also fun. I'd recommend riding in the caboose! Fun for kids and adults, especially if interested...More

Thank turbotrevor
MaineNarrowGauge, Guest Relations Manager at Maine Narrow Gauge Railroad Company and Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 3 November 2017

Thank you for the great feedback! So glad you enjoyed your visit.

Reviewed 18 October 2017

Great attraction to ride on a train along the bay. Interesting information about the narrow gauge trains and also great views of the bay and all the boats and islands off of Portland. Recommended for their special train rides as well. Kids will love it...More

Thank Honeoye14471
MaineNarrowGauge, Guest Relations Manager at Maine Narrow Gauge Railroad Company and Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 3 November 2017

Very nice review, thanks so much! We're pleased you enjoyed your visit.

Reviewed 14 October 2017 via mobile

Quick walk from cruise ship terminal. Museum had several vintage railroad exhibits. Train ride was pleasant with pretty views and interesting guide. Great family/group activity.

Thank charcoll99
MaineNarrowGauge, Guest Relations Manager at Maine Narrow Gauge Railroad Company and Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 16 October 2017

Thank you! Glad you enjoyed your visit!

Reviewed 11 October 2017 via mobile

Came across this little railroad, so went for a look. Museum wasn't large, but the ride was fun. Chatting with the conductor was fun. The scenery excellent on a sunny day. Sitting up in the conductor's upper spot in the caboose gives a different point...More

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

Thanks for visiting!

Reviewed 7 October 2017

I visited the museum. The train engine was undergoing maintenance so there were no train rides that day. But I thought the museum was fascinating. They have a collection of old cars indoors, a ong with old railroad tools, lanterns, and various exhibits telling the...More

Thank lizgabay
MaineNarrowGauge, Guest Relations Manager at Maine Narrow Gauge Railroad Company and Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 10 October 2017

This is lovely, thanks so much for sharing this. So pleased you enjoyed the museum! Sorry about the train engine being down that day. We hope you're able to visit again sometime for a ride.

Reviewed 25 September 2017

We weren't sure about this place after reading a few negative reviews but overall our family enjoyed it. You just can't expect to take a fast or long train ride. We knew going in it would be a slow jaunt back and forth looking out...More

Thank Deb W
MaineNarrowGauge, Guest Relations Manager at Maine Narrow Gauge Railroad Company and Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 2 October 2017

Thanks for taking the time to write this thoughtful review!

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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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