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Maine Narrow Gauge Railroad Company and Museum

58 Fore St, Portland, ME 04101-4842
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We enjoyed our visit to the Maine Narrow Gauge Railroad Company and Museum. The train ride was fun... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
ReC1982
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Stoneham, Massachusetts
Great stop for history and stroll

My 6 yo daughter and I came for a few hours. It’s a nice place for kids. Several trains to walk in... read more

Reviewed 7 April 2018
Yasmine E
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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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
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58 Fore St, Portland, ME 04101-4842
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Reviewed 3 days ago

We enjoyed our visit to the Maine Narrow Gauge Railroad Company and Museum. The train ride was fun and informative, and the exhibits were educational. The Museum offers something for all ages, at a reasonable price.

Thank ReC1982
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Reviewed 7 April 2018 via mobile

My 6 yo daughter and I came for a few hours. It’s a nice place for kids. Several trains to walk in and out of and read about. They have an area for kids with books and toys. You can ride the train and view...More

Thank Yasmine E
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MaineNarrowGauge, Guest Relations Manager at Maine Narrow Gauge Railroad Company and Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 9 April 2018

Thanks for visiting! So glad you enjoyed your time here. We certainly are in a great neighborhood.

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Reviewed 24 March 2018 via mobile

This place was really nice. The trains were gorgeous and you were even able to step inside a few of them which was awesome. It’s located by the water which made for a really nice walk after we were done with the museum and they...More

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MaineNarrowGauge, Guest Relations Manager at Maine Narrow Gauge Railroad Company and Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 26 March 2018

We're so glad you enjoyed your visit. Thank you for the kind words!

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Reviewed 22 January 2018 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
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MaineNarrowGauge, Guest Relations Manager at Maine Narrow Gauge Railroad Company and Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 29 January 2018

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.

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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

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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!

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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.

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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.

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

Thank you!

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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

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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.

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

Thank you!!

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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

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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.

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Simonejolly39
3 May 2018|
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Response from Gaetano A | Reviewed this property |
The admission to Museum is $5 adult; $4 senior and $3 child 3-12years. Museum & Train ticket $10 adult; $9 senior and $6 child 3-12 years. Museum is open daily from 9:30am to 4:00pm and Train ride from 10:00am to 3:00pm on... More
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Gary B
2 April 2018|
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Response from MaineNarrowGauge | Property representative |
The train ride is $10 for adults ($9 for seniors). That includes both the ride and museum admission. Hope to see you in July!
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Tom S
9 February 2015|
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Response from pwdt | Reviewed this property |
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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