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Boothbay Railway Village

586 Wiscasset Rd, Route 27, Boothbay, ME 04537-4627
+1 207-633-4727
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It's not just for Kids

While the Railway village is great fun for the young one's it also a great place for adults. The... read more

Reviewed 24 August 2017
Fran M
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Boothbay, Maine
Boothbay Railway Village

Absolutely amazing, much better than I had anticipated. Almost 100% wheelchair accessible... read more

Reviewed 22 August 2017
mitchellk59
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Windham, Maine
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We invite you to travel back in time to vintage Vacationland with us. Nowhere else in New England can you ride the rails behind an vintage steam or diesel locomotive surrounded by historic Maine buildings preserved in a recreated village, and view a collection of 60 antique autos. When you visit the Museum you'll learn about how technologies like steam engines and the automobile changed life along the coast of Maine between 1850 and 1950. In addition to the opportunity to ride in a vintage coach behind a vintage locomotive, the Museum also occasionally offers rides in one of our Ford Model Ts. Two of our most popular attractions are the resident goats who delight visitors of all ages with their antics. From a display of hundreds of salt & pepper shakers to a collection of engines that powered everything from small boats to whole factories, there truly is something for everyone in your family here. Throughout the season a wide variety of special events are hosted on the Village Green from vintage ball games to car shows and family festivals. The Museum is also a unique location for wedding ceremonies and receptions.
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“model railroad” (14 reviews)
“antique cars” (33 reviews)
“car museum” (12 reviews)
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Hours Today: 10:00 - 17:00
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
LOCATION
586 Wiscasset Rd, Route 27, Boothbay, ME 04537-4627
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+1 207-633-4727
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Reviewed 24 August 2017

While the Railway village is great fun for the young one's it also a great place for adults. The museum will bring back memories and the old cars are great to remember. We have been here many times for local events such as the fall...More

Thank Fran M
BRV_Margaret, Manager at Boothbay Railway Village, responded to this reviewResponded 4 September 2017

Thanks for visiting and posting a review!

Reviewed 22 August 2017

Absolutely amazing, much better than I had anticipated. Almost 100% wheelchair accessible, including the train ride if they are given notice ahead of your arrival. Great for all ages.

Thank mitchellk59
BRV_Margaret, Manager at Boothbay Railway Village, responded to this reviewResponded 24 August 2017

So glad you enjoyed your visit with us. We're working on two more ramps this winter so by spring almost 100% of the historic village will be accessible!

Reviewed 15 August 2017 via mobile

Better than we expected, frankly. Nice exhibits, fun train ride, good explanation of narrow gauge, and lots of neat old buildings. Very glad we went!

Thank Carol S
BRV_Margaret, Manager at Boothbay Railway Village, responded to this reviewResponded 17 August 2017

Thanks for visiting and for posting a review.

Reviewed 31 July 2017 via mobile

Visited with family and had a great day. Train ride around the property, old buildings, old locomotives and about 60 vintage cars. Weather was perfect and the Railway employees were all kind and knowledgeable. Would recommend for any age!

Thank Karen S
BRV_Margaret, Manager at Boothbay Railway Village, responded to this reviewResponded 2 August 2017

Thank you so much for visiting and for taking the time to post a review!

Reviewed 28 July 2017

Not a tourist trap. Has lots of interesting collections going well beyond trains. Guessing various people donatedeccentric collections for display (e.g. outboard motors, toys, salt shakers). These are housed in a large collection of old buildings moved to the site. Short train ride on the...More

Thank dmcnslt
BRV_Margaret, Manager at Boothbay Railway Village, responded to this reviewResponded 31 July 2017

Thanks so much for posting a review. We do have a very eclectic mix of collections and we tie them all together under the umbrella of our mission: to tell the story of what life was like here in Maine and how inventions/technologies changed the...More

Reviewed 19 July 2017 via mobile

Visited in July had a pretty good time and dogs were welcome. Very interesting little piece of history. Also a nice collection of old cars and buildings. As I said dogs were welcome even on the train nice when traveling with dogs. Very friendly and...More

Thank larry h
BRV_Margaret, Manager at Boothbay Railway Village, responded to this reviewResponded 21 July 2017

Thanks so much for bringing your pups to visit. We do love dogs! And we very much appreciate your review.

Reviewed 10 July 2017

This museum had an awesome car collection and the guide in the car collection was very engaging. We did not do the train ride and we spent the majority of our time looking at the cars. The miniature train village was a surprise ---This was...More

Thank LShims
BRV_Margaret, Manager at Boothbay Railway Village, responded to this reviewResponded 12 July 2017

Thanks so much for posting your review. You'll have to come back again for a train ride!!!

Reviewed 10 July 2017

The village has a delightful, scaled railroad that is fun for the whole family. There is an amazing antique auto museum and there is a nice displace of antique fire trucks and railroad memorabilia.

Thank jsinger2017
BRV_Margaret, Manager at Boothbay Railway Village, responded to this reviewResponded 12 July 2017

Thanks so much for posting your review and for visiting! The Model Railroad is pretty darn great, isn't it?

Reviewed 8 July 2017 via mobile

Spent 1-1/2 to 2 hours enjoying trains (focus on history of narrow gauge trains in Maine), historic buildings that have been relocated, a giant operating model railroad, and antique cars and fire engines. Great for all ages. Enjoyed a 15 minute train ride around the...More

Thank alice_lenthe
BRV_Margaret, Manager at Boothbay Railway Village, responded to this reviewResponded 10 July 2017

Thanks so much for visiting and for taking the time to post a review. We're glad you enjoyed the museum!

Reviewed 26 June 2017 via mobile

My husband and I took a day trip to Boothbay and have driven by the attraction several times in the past. Yesterday we decided to stop in. It doesn't look like much from the road but we were pleasantly surprised. There are several things to...More

Thank Melissa L
BRV_Margaret, Manager at Boothbay Railway Village, responded to this reviewResponded 28 June 2017

We're so glad you finally came in to explore. Thanks so much for posting a review.

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I believe it was $12 adults and $ 10 Seniors
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