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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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Nice Outing

We had been here in the past, and took our third grandson who likes trains. It was a very nice... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
L9393NIrobertm
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Exeter, New Hampshire
Slow down and appreciate

This is friendly little museum to see the old trains and get a sense of how travel used to be. Low... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
occasionaltraveler82
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NYC
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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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  • Average13%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
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Hours Today: 09:30 - 16:00
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 2 days ago

We had been here in the past, and took our third grandson who likes trains. It was a very nice experience for him. He wanted to visit the museum twice and ride the train twice. We spent three hours here. This is a short, but...More

Thank L9393NIrobertm
Reviewed 4 days ago

This is friendly little museum to see the old trains and get a sense of how travel used to be. Low key but you do get a good feel for things here.

Thank occasionaltraveler82
MaineNarrowGauge, Guest Relations Manager at Maine Narrow Gauge Railroad Company and Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

We love being called a "friendly little museum"! Thank you! Thanks for visiting!

Reviewed 5 days ago

It's fun to ride an old train! (They don't make them like that anymore.) This ride takes you right along the waterfront with a narrated tour about what you're seeing and about the history of narrow gauge railroads in Maine, It's both convenient and off...More

Thank Alison1771
MaineNarrowGauge, Guest Relations Manager at Maine Narrow Gauge Railroad Company and Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

So nice of you to share this thoughtful review. Thank you! And you're right, they certainly don't make them like that any more!

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Not sure why the Narrow Gauge railroad isn't higher ranked. They offer an inexpensive, short train ride that gives you a nice tour of the waterfront.

Thank pandaraka
MaineNarrowGauge, Guest Relations Manager at Maine Narrow Gauge Railroad Company and Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Thanks for the review! Glad you enjoyed your visit!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My wife and I visited the Narrow Gauge Railroad Company and Museum with our daughter, son-in-law and their two young children. We were staying at nearby OOB, but it was not a good beach day so this fit he bill. It's was kind of a...More

Thank Miike L
MaineNarrowGauge, Guest Relations Manager at Maine Narrow Gauge Railroad Company and Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Thanks so much for the thorough review! We're so pleased you enjoyed your experience!

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

If you are a railroad buff this is a great museum. I'm not one but needed to kill a few hours before a flight out of Portland and this museum for the bill. We did the museum and the train ride. The ride wasn't really...More

Thank jackieh8
MaineNarrowGauge, Guest Relations Manager at Maine Narrow Gauge Railroad Company and Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thanks for the review! Glad you chose to spend some of your time in Portland with us. (And we're proud to be unique!)

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is an attraction for people who are really into trains and families for a short easy train ride with the kids. Although I was not very impressed with the train ride itself, the staff are very kind and knowledgeable. The museum is not very...More

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

Thanks for taking the time to write this review. We do have a relatively short ride - as our tracks only allow a mile and a half excursion on Portland's busy waterfront. And we are indeed fortunate to have kind and knowledgeable staff/volunteers. Thank you!

Reviewed 6 July 2017

Nice little museum and enjoyable ride along the eastern promenade. Excellent for kids and adults. A fairly long walk from the Old Port.

Thank For_What_Its_Worth02
MaineNarrowGauge, Guest Relations Manager at Maine Narrow Gauge Railroad Company and Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thanks for your kind review!

Reviewed 2 July 2017

Relaxing train ride along Casco Bay with the guide describing the history of both the railroad and of Portland’s early history. After going in one direction the train then heads back with a Casco Bay scenic stop. There is a museum, with restrooms, that provides...More

Thank marcs1Nyc_Ny
MaineNarrowGauge, Guest Relations Manager at Maine Narrow Gauge Railroad Company and Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 5 July 2017

Thanks for visiting!

Reviewed 28 June 2017 via mobile

The ride is fun and the guide gives wonderful information on the history of narrow gauge rails in this country. The views of the Maine coast just outside of Portland are lovely

Thank Brenda K
MaineNarrowGauge, Guest Relations Manager at Maine Narrow Gauge Railroad Company and Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 5 July 2017

Thank you for visiting and the nice review!

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Tom S
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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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