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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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Took a train ride, panoramic view of Casio Bay.

Enjoyed the train ride and visited the museum. Knowledgeable tour guide and interesting museum... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
KarenOxford_Ohio
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Oxford, Ohio
Interesting museum

This is an example of narrow gauge railroads that were prominent in Maine in the central to... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Kenneth R
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North Andover, Massachusetts
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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 5 days ago

Enjoyed the train ride and visited the museum. Knowledgeable tour guide and interesting museum displays, and activities for children.

Thank KarenOxford_Ohio
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is an example of narrow gauge railroads that were prominent in Maine in the central to northern area. It has a small museum area with examples of passenger cars & historical displays. For a small sum you can take a short train ride, about...More

Thank Kenneth R
MaineNarrowGauge, Guest Relations Manager at Maine Narrow Gauge Railroad Company and Museum, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write such a thoughtful review!

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a FIRST choice attraction for the Portland area! Lots of local history and culture presented in a completely walkable space. The museum is big enough to be worth 30-60 minutes worth of browsing, but make sure to take the train ride and get...More

Thank HurricaneLuke88
MaineNarrowGauge, Guest Relations Manager at Maine Narrow Gauge Railroad Company and Museum, responded to this review

I'm so pleased that you enjoyed your visit. Thank you for the thoughtful review!

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Do something unusual and visit this railroad museum. Take the narrow gauge railroad ride. Great for kids of all ages. It's walking distance from the Old Port so you if you parked in the garage or have on street parking, you can just walk there.

Thank Nellie F
MaineNarrowGauge, Guest Relations Manager at Maine Narrow Gauge Railroad Company and Museum, responded to this review

Thanks for visiting!

Reviewed 23 December 2016 via mobile

Fun fun fun, buy your tickets in advance in line and pickup the tickets early on day of ride. Even if your an adult wear your pjs, and if can try to get first class train, as you get a free mug with your hot...More

Thank Dai Sim C
Reviewed 16 November 2016

My partner loves trains of any sort and we saw this narrow gauge railway while on a day visit to Portland. The trip is short but very relaxing and the staff are very friendly; they stop at the other end of the track and you...More

Thank JJVADorset
Reviewed 26 October 2016

While waiting to board the narrow gauge railroad for a brief ride around the shore of Casco Bay, one can wander the small museum. It is nicely done with a variety of exhibits to view. The train ride was relaxing, although a little bumpy. A...More

Thank hannahandclaire
Reviewed 25 October 2016 via mobile

An enjoyable destination for train buffs of any age! Accessible location in the heart of Portland. Plan on 2 hours minimum.

Thank ThreeRosettes70
Reviewed 22 October 2016

I found the well-told history of the Maine narrow-gauge lines in the museum quite fascinating - but my wife and daughter are not rail buffs, and were less impressed. We all, though, enjoyed the trundle along the foreshore in the little train with its views...More

Thank WardenRon
Reviewed 17 October 2016

The Maine Narrow Gauge Railroad Museum is a small but very well maintained and interesting museum. They have restored old rail cars, locomotives, and they even have a rail inspection car which appears to have been a modified Model T Ford. The train ride is...More

Thank Darin K
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Tom S
I'd like to know what your operating schedule is for late May/Early June. Thanks TOM SMITH
10 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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