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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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Fun, scenic little excursion

Quick walk from cruise ship terminal. Museum had several vintage railroad exhibits. Train ride was... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
charcoll99
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Austin, Texas
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Interesting old railroad

Came across this little railroad, so went for a look. Museum wasn't large, but the ride was fun... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
J B
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St Ives, United Kingdom
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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: 09:30 - 16:00
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
LOCATION
58 Fore St, Portland, ME 04101
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+1 207-828-0814

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Reviewed 4 days ago 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 2 days ago

Thank you! Glad you enjoyed your visit!

Reviewed 1 week ago 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 2 days ago

Thanks for visiting!

Reviewed 1 week ago

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 1 week ago

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 3 weeks ago

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 weeks ago

Thanks for taking the time to write this thoughtful review!

Reviewed 5 weeks ago

I didn't go(too tired) but my friend really wanted to see it.He enjoyed himself.It's near the harbor so very busy and parking(if you're lucky)is at the wharf.If not,$10 and a long walk.

Thank Jim B
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

What a great train museum... Very hands on. There are many historical, refurbished train cars for you to walk thru and explore along with wonderfully informational exhibits. A ride on fun small gauge train is very pleasant as it winds its way along the coast...More

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

Thank you so much for this lovely review. So pleased that you enjoyed your visit!

Reviewed 11 September 2017

A tip: parking gets tight on the weekends, but as a paying visitor to the museum, you can park in the parking spaces marked "Museum," which are closest to the museum entrance. (These are not reserved for staff, although it kind of looks like they...More

1  Thank C F
MaineNarrowGauge, Guest Relations Manager at Maine Narrow Gauge Railroad Company and Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 12 September 2017

Thank you for such a thoughtful and detailed review! We're so pleased that you appreciated the museum and that your visit was enjoyable. Just a note: we offer free parking permits so that guests may park anywhere in the lot, not just next to the...More

Reviewed 5 September 2017 via mobile

This is a modest little museum and ride. With that in mind, it is still a delightful ride along the shoreline. Certainly worth the $10

Thank greenbrae150
MaineNarrowGauge, Guest Relations Manager at Maine Narrow Gauge Railroad Company and Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 6 September 2017

Thank you. So glad you found the ride delightful!

Reviewed 4 September 2017

This was a fun activity and it is geared toward young families. There is a museum with okay areas and a caboose complete with books about trains where families can read together.

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

Nice! Thanks for visiting!

Reviewed 29 August 2017

Entering the museum, I skipped the detailed, informative train histories, and went straight inside the open rail cars, caboose, and engine, to immerse myself in the experience. The paintings, sketches, furniture, and gorgeous wooden doors and walls, were the "icing on the cake." Being able...More

1  Thank Melissa R
MaineNarrowGauge, Guest Relations Manager at Maine Narrow Gauge Railroad Company and Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 31 August 2017

Thank you for this thoughtful review. Sounds like you truly appreciated and enjoyed your visit - that makes us happy! Thanks for visiting!

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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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