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The Mount Washington Cog Railway


The Mount Washington Cog Railway
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Climb to the top of Mount Washington on the world's first mountain-climbing Cog Railway trains!
Base Road, Six miles off Route 302, Bretton Woods, NH 03575
+1 800-922-8825
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Excellent trip. Guide very knowledgeable. Wear warm clothes as it’s very cold definitely worth a visit.

Thank TraceyRivers
Reviewed 1 week ago

The Cog Railway can be either great or awful depending on the weather. The views from the top can be as scenic as it gets, but on a cold cloudy day it will be unbearable at the top and you won't be able to see...More

Thank Gary S
Reviewed 1 week ago

As we were driving up to the Cog Train thru the beautiful Golden leaves we started noticing snow on the side of the road,as we approached snow flurries were coming down,once we reached there it was deep in snow,and train was only able to go...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We’d pre-booked a trip on the Mount Washington Cog Railway which was just over an hours journey from our hotel. Visibility on the day varied from about 1,000 feet down to 200 feet. When we went to exchange our pre-paid voucher for tickets we were...More

Thank 276MarkR
Reviewed 1 week ago

My wifes first time in Snow! She enjoyed the whole old school mountain experience. Informative mini-museum and good gift shop and food services. as to the oldest Cog railway on earth, it was amazing yet again. First trip for me was coal fired steam engine...More

Thank Samui_Idyls
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We loved our trip up to Mt Washington. The conductor provided so much information about the the railway, the local mountain ranges, and the local area. This is a must while in this area.

Thank fgrayson
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We booked this excursion a few weeks in advance and even routed our road trip specifically to include the full experience. The day before the trip I received an email which stated we would not be able to go to the top due to snow...More

Thank Colleen C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We have ridden many a cogwheel railroad in Europe and thought we would give this one a try here. It is the oldest one in the world, built in 1869. It sits in a beautiful setting, especially with the autumn colors but be prepared for...More

Thank sandiablonde
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We enjoyed a very nice trip on this delightful little cog railway and although we were a little early for the 'Fall', still had a wonderful view of the area from the railway. Unfortunately, it was not so clear at the top, but we did...More

Thank Veronica F
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Booked this trip online two days ahead of our ride expecting the full 3 hour trip we paid for. When we checked in the morning of our ride we were told we would be going to the top. After broarding the train we were informed...More

Thank Karen M
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November 2, 2018|
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Response from ValerieElklandPa | Reviewed this property |
I have a brochure from the Mt. Washington Cog Railroad. The phone number is 1-603-278-5404. The address is Base Station Rd. Mount Washington, NH. 03589. I do not know what they do if it is foggy and I do not know the... More
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October 12, 2018|
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Response from Kelli F | Reviewed this property |
Yes! This is the perfect time for fall foliage!!
October 10, 2018|
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Response from gfew | Reviewed this property |
I have asthma and had no difficulty. Again, as stated above dress warm. Take a light weight scarf that would be able to cover your mouth and nose to keep the air you breathe in warmer. There is a visitor's center at the... More