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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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Base Road, Six miles off Route 302, Bretton Woods, NH 03575
+1 800-922-8825
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Reviewed 6 August 2016 via mobile

A great experience with wonderful views of the Presidential Mts. We experienced a 30 degree temp drop and winds of 38 mph sustained with gusts to 64 mph. Our grands ages 7 and 10 also enjoyed this train experience

1  Thank Rx-Wayne
Reviewed 6 August 2016 via mobile

The whole family enjoyed this train ride up to the highest summit in New Hampshire. The ride up was entertaining, the hour at the summit was a perfect amount of time to visit the museum, get a picture at the peak, and experience the winds...More

1  Thank Chris D
Reviewed 6 August 2016 via mobile

This narrated ride up Mt Washington was a three hour round trip tour to an amazing summit with spectacular 360 degree view. We were fortunate to have spectacular weather and saw all before proceeding down the mountain through a building cloud bank. We were forewarned...More

1  Thank Sue L
Reviewed 5 August 2016

Even though I live in a neighboring state, I'd never been on the cog railway. It was a great trip from start to finish--save for the crying babies on each train. Informative conductors, great views. Our weather was flawless, which was a bonus. It was...More

2  Thank deejaycee56
Reviewed 5 August 2016

There's nothing like going up to the top of Mt. Washington on the Cog. The views can't be beat. It is a family friendly trip, but I found that most of the young children on our train did not have the patience to sit still...More

2  Thank Beth C
Reviewed 5 August 2016

Its a slow climb to the top of the mountain...not scary. Price was a little high @ $65 per person senior rate, but we were glad we took the train instead of the auto road.

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Reviewed 4 August 2016 via mobile

Staying in the White Mountains whilst on 2-week RV tour of New England. Decided spontaneously to take the Cog Railway to the Mt Washington summit, especially as it was a clear sunny day! Bumpy road leading up to the base railway station but there was...More

Thank Rick L
Reviewed 4 August 2016

Great views and only 1 hour up. The wait on top is a bit long at one hour. The inclines are incredible. It will look and feel as if you are going over a cliff VERY SLOWLY. The sensation of the cog railway is basically...More

Thank EvanT543
Reviewed 4 August 2016

We were a group of 8: 4 grandparents, 2 parents and 2 kids (ages 7 and 3). The trip takes about an hour and narration is delivered by the brakemen. Both up and down, they were fun and informative. The kids loved it. At the...More

Thank Dave H
Reviewed 4 August 2016

We had a wonderful time riding the Cog Railway. The scenery is breathtaking, the staff is friendly, informative, and funny. Plus it's great for families. Be sure to have your picture taken by the Cog Arazzi, we ended up with a beautiful family photo to...More

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what is the difference between the three platforms mentioned in the railways website [ a,b,c] ?
9 May 2017|
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Response from gsg1557 | Reviewed this property |
I wish I was absolutely sure of my answer- I think there is a different platform for each engine, depending upon your selection. As the site mentions, get there early as there are no assigned seats - especially if you're not... More
min joo L
Could I exchange tickets to another date depends on the weather if I purchase the ticket in advance?
2 March 2017|
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Response from Wayne P | Property representative |
Due to the extreme variability of the weather on Mt. Washington, it is our policy that we do not allow refunds or exchanges. However, we strive to do everything we can to please our customers and will make every effort to... More
Cheryl W
You say it's expensive - are you not allowed to quote prices - I would like to know prices please ...
21 November 2016|
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Response from rhonda t | Reviewed this property |
$39 Children (4-12) All Trains $69 (Steam $75) Adults 13-64 $65 (Steam $69) Senior 65+ Child 3 & under Free on adult's lap One Way Ticket $48 (all trains) These are 2016 prices