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The Mount Washington Cog Railway

Base Road, Six miles off Route 302, Bretton Woods, NH 03575
+1 800-922-8825
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US$ 74.00*
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Full-Day Trip to Mount Washington from Boston
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US$ 179.00*
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Day Trip to Mt Washington Cog Railroad from Southern NH
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Climb to the top of Mount Washington on the world's first mountain-climbing Cog Railway trains!
  • Excellent65%
  • Very good25%
  • Average6%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
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Base Road, Six miles off Route 302, Bretton Woods, NH 03575
+1 800-922-8825
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Reviewed 9 September 2016 via mobile

We took the tramway and enjoyed it. The almost 1 hr ride to the top of Mt Washington is awesome. You're above the mountain range- in the clouds! You're traveling sometimes at an almost 90 degree angle. It's a slow but steady ride. The conductor...More

Thank Judith F
Reviewed 9 September 2016

Took this trip for the first day of my retirement, wanted to be at the top of the world. My Dad was a 40 year CN man and my grandfather a 50 year CN man, so when possible I love to go on trains. This...More

Thank Carol J
Reviewed 8 September 2016 via mobile

The railway and the trout pond was awesome. And the staff was amazing especially Jimmy who explained everything to us about the pond! That being said I would say that although the trout pond is wonderful would be great if there were more of those...More

Thank kylescho
Wayne P, Owner at The Mount Washington Cog Railway, responded to this reviewResponded 11 September 2016

Thank you for your review of our attraction. I am glad you enjoyed the trout pond. I appreciate your suggestion that we introduce other types of fish but it would be illegal for us to do so. New Hampshire has strict regulations regarding the introduction...More

Reviewed 8 September 2016

We did not take the ride up to the top because we were not dressed for the cool temperatures, but the eleven year old made friends with one of the conductors and he let him explore an engine that was not in line to make...More

Thank virginia t
Reviewed 8 September 2016 via mobile

Although the price may seem daunting, well worth every penny. The engineer is quite knowledgeable and keeps your interest. You hardly notice the 45-60 min trip up and down the mountain. Ample time is given to visit Mt. Washington. If you want the steam engine...More

Thank KFig84
Reviewed 7 September 2016 via mobile

They do this very well; there is a museum like display which tells the history of the Cog Railway, how it came to exist and change. It was a bit touristy with pictures before you board the train. I had lots of questions about how...More

Thank JPM0713
Reviewed 7 September 2016

Really enjoyed the first train of the day up to Mt. Washington. The only coal fueled steam engine train is the first one of the morning, others throughout the day are disel fueled. View on Mt. Washington was obscured by fog which didn't lift until...More

Thank Holly1420
Reviewed 6 September 2016 via mobile

We definitely lucked out on the weather and day we chose to visit. We came the day after Labor Day which we were told was their busiest day ever on record. We planned for cold windy weather since we wanted to be outside once the...More

Thank Tetonlady
Reviewed 6 September 2016

I thought my third trip on the cog would be meh but we had a great time again! There have been so many improvements in just 6 years. They have more trains and you can see that the tracks have mostly new lumber under them....More

Thank Mike D
Reviewed 5 September 2016

For some reason, I always thought the cog railway journey to the top of Mt Wasthington would be terrifying with trestles over great gulfs, the danger of a slipping railway carriage, etc. How wrong I was! Far from scary, the ride was safe and you...More

Thank Jeanne C
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24 July 2017|
Response from Dorotockeys | Reviewed this property |
I suggest calling them directly for that. I could not know.
23 July 2017|
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Response from grosbea | Reviewed this property |
When boarding the train you have to walk a short distance over the tracks. They have a step to assist you with the first of three steps. There is handrail but the best part is that the brakeman is there to help. The... More
1 July 2017|
Response from Wayne P | Property representative |
The steam train is truly authentic. You must be prepared to experience the use of coal as a locomotive fuel. That includes smoke, cinders and other effects such as the smell associated with the burning of coal. The steam... More