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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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“cog railway” (289 reviews)
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Base Road, Six miles off Route 302, Bretton Woods, NH 03575
+1 800-922-8825
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Reviewed 11 August 2016

As we were planning the trip, we were first going to drive the road to the top. I'm so glad we changed our minds to ride the COG Railway instead! Awesome views and our narrator was great. It was 40 degrees on the top with...More

Thank Beth A
Reviewed 11 August 2016

Hiked the Pres Range as a pre teen with Outward Bound, so returning 40 years later and taking the Cog Train to the top was re-living a memory.

Thank Kirk H
Reviewed 10 August 2016

We were traveling with young children and they enjoyed the rail ride to the top of Mt Washinton. The views from the top were amazing and although we packed jackets because we were told it could be chilly on top, the temperature was 69 degrees...More

Thank Jane J
Reviewed 10 August 2016

First time taking going on the cog railway. Wonderful experience. Family had so much fun. Started to get foggy going up. Once up at the top, very windy and cold. Two of my adult kids forgot there sweatshirts so we ended up purchasing some. Found...More

Thank Jennifer A
Reviewed 10 August 2016

Wear warm clothes! The weather changes dramatically! It was freezing at the top. The staff is very friendly. I am glad we took this trip. The train tickets are a bit expensive but I wasn't prepared to hike up the mountain and I didn't really...More

Thank JCtatorknit C
Reviewed 9 August 2016

young families, and retired people make up 90% of the passengers. It takes about 40 mins to reach the summit which is much colder than below. Great views. interesting concept. (cog) it was just a nice relaxing day trip. Although it will take longer to...More

Thank Gary H
Reviewed 9 August 2016

The “first run” of the morning steam train is a real treat for the true RR buff – a wonderful reliving of the old the coal burning steam engine days. Highly recommended for anyone who enjoys a little nostalgia. We were pleasantly surprised to find...More

Thank CAtraveler94010
Reviewed 8 August 2016 via mobile

We purchased our tickets in advance. It is a good distance from North Conway where we stayed but the drive was beautiful. Today the mountain was shrouded in clouds with the temperature in the low 40's with 30 mph winds and gusts to 50 mph....More

Thank RCS1974
Reviewed 8 August 2016

As a long time backpacker and climber in the Whites, I looked at the Cog as a distraction. However, as a rail buff, I see the beauty in this historic railroad as well. In the recent years, the organization has added diesel-electric locos burning eco-friendly...More

Thank SquireMatt
Reviewed 8 August 2016

Rode the Cog Railroad to the top of Mt. Washington. Decided to take the bio-diesel train and not the steam. The steam engine is coal fired and could get a little messy. The ride up took about 45 minutes. The Engineer/Brakeman was very knowledgeable and...More

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what is the difference between the three platforms mentioned in the railways website [ a,b,c] ?
9 May 2017|
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Response from gsg1557 | Reviewed this property |
I wish I was absolutely sure of my answer- I think there is a different platform for each engine, depending upon your selection. As the site mentions, get there early as there are no assigned seats - especially if you're not... More
min joo L
Could I exchange tickets to another date depends on the weather if I purchase the ticket in advance?
2 March 2017|
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Response from Wayne P | Property representative |
Due to the extreme variability of the weather on Mt. Washington, it is our policy that we do not allow refunds or exchanges. However, we strive to do everything we can to please our customers and will make every effort to... More
Cheryl W
You say it's expensive - are you not allowed to quote prices - I would like to know prices please ...
20 November 2016|
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Response from rhonda t | Reviewed this property |
$39 Children (4-12) All Trains $69 (Steam $75) Adults 13-64 $65 (Steam $69) Senior 65+ Child 3 & under Free on adult's lap One Way Ticket $48 (all trains) These are 2016 prices