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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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Great New Hampshire Tour

We took the cog railway to the top of Mt. Washington. We had a beautiful day and really enjoyed... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Tucson, Arizona
Great Ride Shame about the weather

This was a great attraction.Excellent narration by the brake,men up and down. Such a shame the... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Richmond, United Kingdom
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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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Base Road, Six miles off Route 302, Bretton Woods, NH 03575
+1 800-922-8825
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We took the cog railway to the top of Mt. Washington. We had a beautiful day and really enjoyed the narration of the Brakeman- special Kudos to Brakeman, Eli, it appears he truly loves his job! He also offered some other attractions in the area-most...More

Thank 421unhappycamper
Reviewed 1 week ago

This was a great attraction.Excellent narration by the brake,men up and down. Such a shame the weather didn't play ball for the top was shrouded in cloud and windy, but that added to the fun! The mountain top cafe was good and warm but a...More

Thank Richardofrich
Reviewed 1 week ago

my little one ( ~3 years old ) loves the train and the one with steam engine as the smoke comes out and it makes the sound . took the first train ( 8am ) which was the steam engine ride and its worth every...More

Thank ashah28
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Planned this for a few weeks and sad for us the wind had other plans! 80 Mph, so no rides to the summit. Cog was going 3/4 way up for a discount off our tixs at $20 per adult, & $16 senior or $4 kids....More

Thank CMC_2012
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had a gorgeous day! ! Blue skies, nearly a cloud, actually very pleasant temperature on top, see into Maine, Vermont, Atlantic Ocean, leaves turning, fantastic knowledgeable brakeman/tour guide, an absolutely spectacular afternoon. I highly recommend the Cog as a "must do" if you plan to...More

1  Thank Marge P
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Once in a lifetime experience! Breathtaking beautiful views on the world's oldest cog railway. The brakemen do a fabulous job narrating to give you a sense of the rich history of the railway. Definitely a must do!!

Thank scotchmom
Reviewed 1 week ago

Shades of climbing Pike's Peak on the Pike's Peak Cog Railway. The Mount Washington Cog Railway is the world's first mountain-climbing cog railway. Established in 1868, the railway is still in operation, climbing Mount Washington in New Hampshire. It uses a Marsh rack system and...More

1  Thank Taylor B
Reviewed 1 week ago

The trip up is informative. Great views are pointed out. Sit on the left side (3 seats) and you will see more ground level features. I went with a group of adults. It is worth the effort to get in line early since it increases...More

Thank Carol S
Reviewed 1 week ago

The Cog Railway is a really neat way to experience Mount Washington. We did the 6 hour hike up the mountain, and decided to take the train down when it started to hail (yes, this was in July). The Cog was a good alternative to...More

Thank Baltzer
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Did the last ride at 4:30. The ride up was great. Only problem was some clouds rolled in just before we got to the top so the view was blocked and it was 39 degrees with the wind chill at near zero. But is was...More

Thank scubaski80
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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
Angela K
26 September 2017|
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Response from Katherine L | Reviewed this property |
The newer train cars have wooden seats. The older ones have leather ones like the old school bus seats.