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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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What a fun treat!

We really enjoyed our trip to the railroad museum. Having a two-year-old with the train obsession... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Priscilla B
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The steam train- one of a kind-an experience

While we were in Portland for a day we took the train ride. We purchased a train ticket which... read more

Reviewed 7 January 2018
Gaetano A
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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 3 weeks ago via mobile

We really enjoyed our trip to the railroad museum. Having a two-year-old with the train obsession this with a nice treat for his vacation. And the adults enjoyed the views along the promenade from the train. I feel like this must be a hidden gem...More

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

How marvelous! Thank you so much for taking the time to write this lovely review. We're so pleased that you enjoyed your visit, please stop by again this season.

Reviewed 7 January 2018

While we were in Portland for a day we took the train ride. We purchased a train ticket which included a 35 minutes scenic waterfront ride about 3 miles of travelling round trip as well as a self-guided tour of the museum. No reservations are...More

Thank Gaetano A
MaineNarrowGauge, Guest Relations Manager at Maine Narrow Gauge Railroad Company and Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 8 January 2018

Thank you for taking the time to write this lovely review. We hope you'll visit again!

Reviewed 9 November 2017

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 13 November 2017

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!

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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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