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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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Amazing view! Once in a lifetime experience!

Yes, it is expensive - but for good reason. After treking my way through some of terrain in the... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Audra C
Vineland, New Jersey
via mobile
Fun Trip.

If was very foggy and windy on the day we rode the cog railway and we were unable to go all the way... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Liberty, Texas
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Climb to the top of Mount Washington on the world's first mountain-climbing Cog Railway trains!
  • Excellent67%
  • Very good24%
  • Average5%
  • 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 3 weeks ago via mobile

Yes, it is expensive - but for good reason. After treking my way through some of terrain in the white mountains of New Hampshire, which is no easy feet, I preferred taking the cog to the top of Mt. Washington, the highest point in the...More

Thank Audra C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If was very foggy and windy on the day we rode the cog railway and we were unable to go all the way to the top. We were already there so with a price adjustment we went half way. It was still fun, I hope...More

Thank Scook112301
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I've done a lot of scenic and restored railroads & trains but this was a first of it's kind for me! I admit I was a tad apprehensive when we started talking about taking this but I'm so glad we did! Loved every second of...More

Thank Slick5276
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We arrived for an early train on a cool, clear October morning. The journey up was fascinating, helped by the excellent brakeman's descriptions of the sights. At the top it was cold but the view, (claimed to be 105mls) was awesome. We easily passed the...More

Thank Ray S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I have been on the Cog Railway several times when they used coal fired engines so I was a bit apprehensive about dealing with the smell and cinders all over again. But, I was pleased to find that with some exceptions they have stopped using...More

Thank Mary H
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Stopped late afternoon on the way to North Conway NH. Took the last COG train up to Mount Washington. The excursion was well represented by all staff. Explained the history, the points of interest along the way, the changes in weather from boarding to arrival...More

Thank ksls2016
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We chose the steam train, we had to arrive by 7:30 to catch the 8:00 train. It was worth getting up extra early. Unfortunately there was thick cloud cover the whole time. The train up took 1 hour, approx 1 hour at the top and...More

Thank Ryan W
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is both informative and a great way to get to the top of Mount Washington. There is continuous live commentary both on the way up and on the way down. The ride itself is slow so you have plenty of time to take in...More

Thank Mike Y
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

What an experience, the weather at the bottom of the mountain did not prepare us for the arrival at the summit which was freezing and very windy, not sure what the chill factor was but it was cold. The visitor centre at the top was...More

Thank Midor
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

One of better way to reach mt Washington summit. Views are equally good as Driving. I wish trains are bit more open to take pictures. I missed the steam train. Experience on steam train ride must be greater. Will return in summer or during snow...More

Thank Tushar1986
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15 October 2017|
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Response from Strictly2 | Reviewed this property |
If you can book a cab then yes.
Usha M
11 October 2017|
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Response from Marge P | Reviewed this property |
Just use your judgement. There was a young woman about 6/7 months pregnant on our train who enjoyed the excursion immensely. They took pictures of her baby "bump" to show rheir child later that he/she had indeed been to the... More
Angela K
27 September 2017|
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Response from Katherine L | Reviewed this property |
The newer train cars have wooden seats. The older ones have leather ones like the old school bus seats.