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Boothbay Railway Village

586 Wiscasset Rd, Route 27, Boothbay, ME 04537-4627
+1 207-633-4727
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Old Cars very cool

The ride on the old train was nice but the barn with the old cars inside was the highlight for me... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Brenda S
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Rock Island, Illinois
Unexpected Fun

Searching for nearby attractions, we happened upon this place. I was expecting a museum type... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
vedettefille
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Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
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We invite you to travel back in time to vintage Vacationland with us. Nowhere else in New England can you ride the rails behind an vintage steam or diesel locomotive surrounded by historic Maine buildings preserved in a recreated village, and view a collection of 60 antique autos. When you visit the Museum you'll learn about how technologies like steam engines and the automobile changed life along the coast of Maine between 1850 and 1950. In addition to the opportunity to ride in a vintage coach behind a vintage locomotive, the Museum also occasionally offers rides in one of our Ford Model Ts. Two of our most popular attractions are the resident goats who delight visitors of all ages with their antics. From a display of hundreds of salt & pepper shakers to a collection of engines that powered everything from small boats to whole factories, there truly is something for everyone in your family here. Throughout the season a wide variety of special events are hosted on the Village Green from vintage ball games to car shows and family festivals. The Museum is also a unique location for wedding ceremonies and receptions.
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Travellers talk about
“model railroad” (14 reviews)
“antique cars” (33 reviews)
“car museum” (12 reviews)
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Hours Today: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
LOCATION
586 Wiscasset Rd, Route 27, Boothbay, ME 04537-4627
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+1 207-633-4727
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The ride on the old train was nice but the barn with the old cars inside was the highlight for me and I am a female. The walk around the village was a little lame. The gift shop was nice to browse around in.

Thank Brenda S
BRV_Margaret, Manager at Boothbay Railway Village, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thanks so much for posting a review. We're so glad you found your own highlight!

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Searching for nearby attractions, we happened upon this place. I was expecting a museum type village, not a ride in actual steam engine with a director. What a cool experience for all ages! There is a auto museum, walking village, model train room and so...More

Thank vedettefille
BRV_Margaret, Manager at Boothbay Railway Village, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thanks so much for posting a review. We're so glad you found us and we're proud that we impressed you so much!

Reviewed 10 October 2017 via mobile

Attended fall foliage festival and just stumbled upon the village. Very interesting history and amazing antique car collection. Definitely worth a visit if you are in the area.

Thank Beachgirl301
BRV_Margaret, Manager at Boothbay Railway Village, responded to this reviewResponded 12 October 2017

Thanks for coming to the 50th Annual Fall Foliage Festival. We're so glad you took some time to explore and it sounds like you were too! Thanks for posting a review.

Reviewed 1 October 2017

Visited this railway village on a senior bus trip. Enjoyed the steam engine train ride. Toured the small village and train barns.

Thank Jim H
BRV_Margaret, Manager at Boothbay Railway Village, responded to this reviewResponded 3 October 2017

Thanks for posting a review!

Reviewed 20 September 2017

Enjoyed my visits last summer so much that I became a member this year! In addition to the trains the vintage cars and boat motors, model railway, and historic exhibits are so well maintained. The staff and volunteers are knowledgeable, enthusiastically answer questions and point...More

Thank Gracie B
BRV_Margaret, Manager at Boothbay Railway Village, responded to this reviewResponded 12 October 2017

Thank you so much for becoming a member and for posting your awesome review! We appreciate your support!

Reviewed 19 September 2017

Senior Bus Trip to the railway village - went on a quick train ride and saw a few old cars and a small model train booth and fed some goats. Volunteer staff yelled at us to sit down on the train because we were upsetting...More

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BRV_Margaret, Manager at Boothbay Railway Village, responded to this reviewResponded 12 October 2017

We're so sorry to hear that our 60 antique automobiles and trucks, 46 feet x 24 feet model railroad, and the adorable Coal and Tender, our twin goats, weren't more impressive to you. Out volunteers and staff might be a bit gruff on the train...More

Reviewed 7 September 2017

This place is great. The best part is the train ride. There are also a lot of interesting exhibits for the kids. It is a little expensive, but it worth the visit. I recommend going when the blacksmith is on site.

Thank Daniel B
BRV_Margaret, Manager at Boothbay Railway Village, responded to this reviewResponded 8 September 2017

Thank you so much for visiting and posting a review.

Reviewed 7 September 2017

Our grandkids enjoyed this again this year, especially the model trains. Loved the old toys, tractors, post office etc.

Thank oppercy
BRV_Margaret, Manager at Boothbay Railway Village, responded to this reviewResponded 8 September 2017

Thanks so much for visiting and for the nice review!

Reviewed 30 August 2017

Took the day for this visit. Interesting but the Village needs a lot of work. Arrived as an exhibition of stone sculptures was being done. This fascinated my granddaughter the most. Very short train ride. Liked the antique car exhibition the best. Called ahead and...More

Thank Witch41
BRV_Margaret, Manager at Boothbay Railway Village, responded to this reviewResponded 4 September 2017

Thanks so much for posting a review. It's a lot of work to care for more than 2 dozen historic structures and it takes a lot of public support to do so as well. We're working hard to enhance the visitor experience at the same...More

Reviewed 26 August 2017 via mobile

From a train ride to an extensive collection of vintage cars to an old schoolhouse there is lots to see.

Thank Jane R
BRV_Margaret, Manager at Boothbay Railway Village, responded to this reviewResponded 4 September 2017

Thanks so much for your review!

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Kathy T
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I believe it was $12 adults and $ 10 Seniors
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