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Boothbay Railway Village

586 Wiscasset Rd, Route 27, Boothbay, ME 04537-4627
+1 207-633-4727
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Great tour

I fully enjoyed our morning at the railway museum. We were with our 2 young grandchildren. We... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
MaryAnneW136
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The Villages, Florida
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Fantastic place to visit in Maine

Whoever rated this place as average was somewhere else that day! We had the most wonderful and... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
stephenreid2018
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Bedeque, Canada
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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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  • Very good32%
  • Average6%
  • Poor0%
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“antique cars” (33 reviews)
“model railroad” (14 reviews)
“all ages” (15 reviews)
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Hours Today: 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
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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"model railroad"
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"all ages"
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"short train ride"
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"steam engine"
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"auto museum"
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"narrow gauge"
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"new england village"
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"old village"
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"fall foliage festival"
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"couple of hours"
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"bus trip"
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"toy store"
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"on display"
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"kids and adults"
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"a great place to spend"
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

I fully enjoyed our morning at the railway museum. We were with our 2 young grandchildren. We experienced a fun train ride. A very large exhibit of vintage cars were on display. It was truly amazing. We were even offered a ride in on of...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Whoever rated this place as average was somewhere else that day! We had the most wonderful and magical time stepping back in history with three young children who enjoyed every moment. And the price was so reasonable. The guides and train personnel are so kind...More

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BRV_Margaret, Manager at Boothbay Railway Village, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Wow! Thank you so much for your review and for letting us know how much our volunteers and staff did to make your visit special. We'll share your story with them. We agree that Maine is a really special place!

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We went on a Wednesday, and everyone in our family (from 4 to nearly 70) loved the train ride, vintage cars, model trains, and cute historic village. Even the salt and pepper collection was much more entertaining than we expected. It looked much more crowded...More

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BRV_Margaret, Manager at Boothbay Railway Village, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Thanks so much for visiting and for posting a review. We love that you brought the entire family. One of the things we get most excited about it is the intergenerational learning that happens here. Come back soon!

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We travel 2 hrs to get to the village with a large family group from ages 5 to 46. We had an absolute blast! First off, we were met by Marie who was so friendly that I got excited to see more. We found this...More

2  Thank Ryan H
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BRV_Margaret, Manager at Boothbay Railway Village, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi Ryan, Thank you so very much for such an amazing review. I will be sure to tell Marie and Chuck especially that they made such a big impression on your family. We try to be the very best version of ourselves and just like...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Well you start off with a Train Ride, how great is that, for young & old. A lot of vintage cars in the one building. Old trains scattered about the entire property. One building with a huge H.O. scale train layout. Don't set a time...More

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

Thanks so much for posting a review and for visiting.

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Reviewed June 11, 2018

This is located outside of Boothbay and we had a great time here. They have a narrow gauge railroad that runs around the village every hour with different engines depending on the availability of train engineers.they have all kinds of authentic period buildings and exhibits....More

1  Thank Sharronn E
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BRV_Margaret, Manager at Boothbay Railway Village, responded to this reviewResponded June 13, 2018

Thanks so much for your very kind review. We are so glad you had a good time and especially appreciate the compliment for our staff & volunteers that work so hard to make your visits special.

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Reviewed June 4, 2018

The old village is a great place to explore. The schoolhouse, blacksmith shop, dry goods store and more are truly authentic. Each has actual furnishings from a long ago era. The antique car museum houses a vast array of autos and trucks. That alone should...More

Thank Mark G
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BRV_Margaret, Manager at Boothbay Railway Village, responded to this reviewResponded June 5, 2018

Mark, thanks so much for visiting and for posting the review. We hope you come back again soon!

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Reviewed April 20, 2018

Took a bus load of bostonians up to railway, should have had a bit more time there. everyone wants to go back for a second visit! they were very helpful in

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BRV_Margaret, Manager at Boothbay Railway Village, responded to this reviewResponded April 23, 2018

Thanks so much for the review. Bring them back soon!

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Reviewed January 23, 2018 via mobile

I made reservations for the Christmas Train ride. I, mistakenly, thought our tickets were for Sunday when , actually, they were for Saturday! No problem at all. We were able to hop on and no one was disappointed! Great ride, great Santa, lovely and delicious...More

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Reviewed November 8, 2017

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.

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BRV_Margaret, Manager at Boothbay Railway Village, responded to this reviewResponded November 10, 2017

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

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I believe it was $12 adults and $ 10 Seniors
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