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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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Four stars for uniqueness

If you are a railroad buff this is a great museum. I'm not one but needed to kill a few hours... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
jackieh8
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Belleair Beach, FL
via mobile
Unique Train Experience

This is an attraction for people who are really into trains and families for a short easy train... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
watchyoursix
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Medina, Ohio
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The Maine Narrow Gauge Railroad Co. & Museum preserves and operates Maine's two foot gauge railway equipment for the education and enjoyment of the public. Visitors can enjoy a scenic train ride along Casco Bay or explore the museum which features historic rail cars, exhibits and activities for children. The museum is open daily from early May through late October (9:30am-4:00pm) and seasonally for events including the Polar Express. Visit our website for more information including a full schedule of events.
  • Excellent43%
  • Very good39%
  • Average13%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
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Hours Today: 09:30 - 16:00
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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58 Fore St, Portland, ME 04101
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+1 207-828-0814

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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

If you are a railroad buff this is a great museum. I'm not one but needed to kill a few hours before a flight out of Portland and this museum for the bill. We did the museum and the train ride. The ride wasn't really...More

Thank jackieh8
MaineNarrowGauge, Guest Relations Manager at Maine Narrow Gauge Railroad Company and Museum, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Thanks for the review! Glad you chose to spend some of your time in Portland with us. (And we're proud to be unique!)

Reviewed 1 week ago

This is an attraction for people who are really into trains and families for a short easy train ride with the kids. Although I was not very impressed with the train ride itself, the staff are very kind and knowledgeable. The museum is not very...More

Thank watchyoursix
MaineNarrowGauge, Guest Relations Manager at Maine Narrow Gauge Railroad Company and Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks for taking the time to write this review. We do have a relatively short ride - as our tracks only allow a mile and a half excursion on Portland's busy waterfront. And we are indeed fortunate to have kind and knowledgeable staff/volunteers. Thank you!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Nice little museum and enjoyable ride along the eastern promenade. Excellent for kids and adults. A fairly long walk from the Old Port.

Thank For_What_Its_Worth02
MaineNarrowGauge, Guest Relations Manager at Maine Narrow Gauge Railroad Company and Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks for your kind review!

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Relaxing train ride along Casco Bay with the guide describing the history of both the railroad and of Portland’s early history. After going in one direction the train then heads back with a Casco Bay scenic stop. There is a museum, with restrooms, that provides...More

Thank marcs1Nyc_Ny
MaineNarrowGauge, Guest Relations Manager at Maine Narrow Gauge Railroad Company and Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thanks for visiting!

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The ride is fun and the guide gives wonderful information on the history of narrow gauge rails in this country. The views of the Maine coast just outside of Portland are lovely

Thank Brenda K
MaineNarrowGauge, Guest Relations Manager at Maine Narrow Gauge Railroad Company and Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for visiting and the nice review!

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Went to the little museum first (restroom inside - use before your train ride - no b.r. onboard). The foliage was beautiful and it's right by where the cruise lines dock. A 6,000 passenger cruise ship came in while we were boarding the train -...More

Thank Ann S
MaineNarrowGauge, Guest Relations Manager at Maine Narrow Gauge Railroad Company and Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thanks for taking the time to write a review! So pleased you and your family enjoyed the ride.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

great way to see the eastern promenade as the train rides parallel to it with great views of the water. Fun for the whole family!

Thank Priscilla B
MaineNarrowGauge, Guest Relations Manager at Maine Narrow Gauge Railroad Company and Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

So pleased you had fun! Thanks for visiting!

Reviewed 18 June 2017 via mobile

We took our three year old son to ride the "old" trains (my son's description). We had a great time. My son was amazed that the old train worked. The museum had plenty to keep him occupied until the train arrived. The trains are beautifully...More

Thank Jake742
MaineNarrowGauge, Guest Relations Manager at Maine Narrow Gauge Railroad Company and Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for the review. So pleased you enjoy your visit!

Reviewed 15 June 2017

If you like trains this is a neat little place to go and learn about the narrow tracks of theses old trains and what they were used for. Free parking and priced right for the museum and train ride.

Thank Shane b
MaineNarrowGauge, Guest Relations Manager at Maine Narrow Gauge Railroad Company and Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thanks for visiting!

Reviewed 13 June 2017

Many small narrow gauge railroad companies ran lines into Portland. This line dates from the 1870s to the 1930s. Rides are given in the summer.

Thank Chuck52310
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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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