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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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Climb to the top of Mount Washington on the world's first mountain-climbing Cog Railway trains!
  • Excellent65%
  • Very good25%
  • Average6%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
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“steam engine” (69 reviews)
“base station” (62 reviews)
“gift shop” (97 reviews)
Base Road, Six miles off Route 302, Bretton Woods, NH 03575
+1 800-922-8825
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Reviewed yesterday

we did not get to go to top because of high winds so we had option to go 3/4 of the way we had the opportunity to go on the coal fired train and that was realistic to the era ,it was a little foggy...More

1  Thank msc270
Reviewed 3 days ago

Well, I can't say anything about the views because visibility was nearly zero, but the ride up itself was nice enough. The guides up and down were great; it was the happy medium of informative narration without endless yapping.

Thank TA_IanK
Reviewed 6 days ago

We arrived early for our 9:30 biodiesel train excursion. We enjoyed the museum and small gift shop while we were waiting. We left on time and up the mountain we went. The views up the mountain were spectacular. The "Brake Men" were personable and very...More

2  Thank herberttj
Reviewed 6 days ago

We took the Steam Engine. The trip was great. We timed it perfect (the weather was totally clear). The leaves were starting to turn color. The views from the top were outstanding.

Thank BillH16428
Reviewed 1 week ago

guided tour was informative and added to our experience both ways. museum at base was informative and top of the mountain was spectacular

Thank crobinson2014
Reviewed 1 week ago

We opted for the first train of the day, since it was steam-hauled. The weather was overcast, but not too cold. However, we were warned that the wind was 80mph and the temperature 1deg, so the train would only go 3/4 of the way up,...More

Thank Andy S
Reviewed 1 week ago

The Cog Railway is a fun and unique way to explore the top of Mount Washington. I believe it's 3 hour round trip. It's the first mountain climbing railway in the world. The Cog will be celebrating 150 years in 2019. They've replaced some of...More

2  Thank JohnN59
Reviewed 1 week ago

What an extrordinary fun day! We lucked out and had picture perfect weather. ALWAYS check the weather reports for Mount Washington and I would recommend NOT to buy your ticket until you do. The train will run in almost any weather conditions and sometimes you...More

3  Thank Penny V
Reviewed 1 week ago

Wonderful adventure. The cog railway is an amazing engineering feat and also wonderfully fun. The trip up and back is completely interesting.

Thank 10sJohn
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Our party of four enjoyed our mountain adventure very much. Breathtaking views and very friendly employees. A very fun and educational day! Worth every penny!

Thank SMKaelin
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20 September 2017|
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Response from tosca1951 | Reviewed this property |
There is choice of one-way or round trip. Many people hike one way and ride back the other.
Evgenia F
11 September 2017|
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Response from club212rookie | Reviewed this property |
I took the biodiesel, the steam runs are limited & MORE MONEY, I took last ride up which also is a discounted rate. We were fortunate to see the steam in motion, no big deal! But there will soon be retiring it because of... More
24 July 2017|
Response from Dorotockeys | Reviewed this property |
I suggest calling them directly for that. I could not know.