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The Mount Washington Cog Railway

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Address: Base Road, Six miles off Route 302, Bretton Woods, NH 03575
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Climb to the top of Mount Washington on the world's first mountain-climbing...

Climb to the top of Mount Washington on the world's first mountain-climbing Cog Railway trains!

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US$74.00*
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Full-Day Trip to Mount Washington from Boston
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Day Trip to Mt Washington Cog Railroad from Southern NH

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We were going to drive up the Auto Road to the Mount Washington summit but it was closed to cars the day we visited so we drove round to the Cog railway and so glad we did... read more

Reviewed 13 August 2016
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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 13 August 2016

We were going to drive up the Auto Road to the Mount Washington summit but it was closed to cars the day we visited so we drove round to the Cog railway and so glad we did. Excellent ride up the mountain, with knowledgeable conductors. Views from the summit are fantastic

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Reviewed 13 August 2016 via mobile

Bring warm clothes for the summit and a windbreaker would be a good idea to take. We were walking around in the clouds and it was challenging to see the kids 4 feet in front of us, so if it's cloudy, keep them near. I was a little nervous about the steepness of the ride, but I felt ok once... More 

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Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
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Reviewed 13 August 2016 via mobile

We debated driving to the top but instead opted for the Cog Railway. I'm glad we did. The scenery on the way up is spectacular and the conductor is very informative. Although the train climbs grades of nearly forty percent, there is nothing scary about it and even people with a fear of heights will be fine. Once on top... More 

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Reviewed 12 August 2016 via mobile

What a great experience! Very cool thing for kids of all ages and adults! It is wonderful how friendly and personable the rail staff is! They are so knowledgeable! A great thing to do if you're in the area!

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Hilversum, The Netherlands
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Reviewed 11 August 2016 via mobile

In our opinion the price for the train was to high. The summit of mt Washington is worth your visit but you can just take your car. It is windy on top so bring a sweatshirt or jacket.

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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 11 August 2016 via mobile

Well organised and good value. They cannot control the weather, so the view cannot be guaranteed. An interesting way to spend a few hours. All the staff were knowledgeable and friendly.

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West Columbia, South Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
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 a sustained wind of 45 miles per hour. Making the windchill 25!

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Thank Beth A
Martinsville, Indiana
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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.

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Williamsburg, Virginia
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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 and sunny with hardly any wind. The museum at the top is small but very... More 

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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 some on sale for $20. As it was time to leave the clouds started to... More 

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