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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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Wonderful Experience for All Ages

We were lucky to be able to arrive and get tickets on a whim! We were in town for a weekend of... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Newmarket, New Hampshire
via mobile
Train to Mt Washington

Loved the ride up, wouldn't have ever been able to hike it. Was able to go to the top on train... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Nicholasville, Kentucky
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Climb to the top of Mount Washington on the world's first mountain-climbing Cog Railway trains!
  • Excellent67%
  • Very good24%
  • Average5%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
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Base Road, Six miles off Route 302, Bretton Woods, NH 03575
+1 800-922-8825
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We were lucky to be able to arrive and get tickets on a whim! We were in town for a weekend of hiking and had just finished our morning hike. The whole experience is well organized and the train escorts are very knowledgeable and tell...More

Thank WhiteMtnskier
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Loved the ride up, wouldn't have ever been able to hike it. Was able to go to the top on train beautiful views on the way up and back.

Thank Cantwait-togoonVacat
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Suggest that you book in advance for specific timed journey. We turned up on spec and had to wait a couple of hours for a train although there are historic things to see in the station and surrounding area. We had a very good day...More

Thank Stanley_1986
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Quite a long drive from anywhere. Book in advance, and be careful - the website is not simple. Fascinating technology, stunning views. You can drive up the Eastern side - boring! And the driver cannot enjoy. Take lost of warm clothing. Great experience at te...More

Thank lowryepp
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We decided to ride the cog railway to the top of Mt Washington instead of taking our personal vehicle, which you can do. Of course, the train was more costly, but it's an experience that we are glad to have enjoyed. The train moves at...More

Thank ctp1513
Reviewed 9 November 2017

Had the front seats in the first car of the Mount Washington Cog Railway. Would suggest you get in line early and that way you get a good seat. Some seats needed to have three people in them and that is quite crowded. Would suggest...More

Thank Bluebirdsinging
Reviewed 9 November 2017

The trip up to the summit on the cog is well worth the ticket price. The views (the leaves were in full color), the narrative, and the actual ride were enjoyable. The summit is amazing. It was very windy that day, and a bit difficult...More

Thank 72stacya
Reviewed 7 November 2017 via mobile

We enjoyed our trip up and down the railroad. It was a little pricey at $75 a person but in the end well worth it. We took a 8 am steam locomotive on a beautiful day in October. The whole trip does take a couple...More

Thank Kim771
Reviewed 7 November 2017

When I realized that this trip would be $70 I wasn't sure I wanted to spend the money. I had been on railroads going up mountains before. But this was different--I didn't realize what a "cog" railroad is. It is amazing how it works! Once...More

2  Thank Mary K
Reviewed 7 November 2017

An excellent trip from every viewpoint. Lovely views on the way up with a comprehensive commentary from the guide who was very happy to answer questions. Once at the summit the views are excellent. The weather at the top is chilly to say the least...More

Thank Jerryr59
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29 November 2017|
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Response from Keith F | Reviewed this property |
Best to ‘phone them, the number is on their website and you will get an answer straight from the horse’s mouth
15 October 2017|
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Response from Strictly2 | Reviewed this property |
If you can book a cab then yes.
Usha M
10 October 2017|
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Response from Marge P | Reviewed this property |
Just use your judgement. There was a young woman about 6/7 months pregnant on our train who enjoyed the excursion immensely. They took pictures of her baby "bump" to show rheir child later that he/she had indeed been to the... More