In the late 19th century, Maine was home to several narrow-gauge railways, operating on rails 2 feet apart. Most of these trains have disappeared, but this nonprofit organization is dedicated to preserving the examples that remain. There’s a small fee for admission to the museum only, while a more expensive ticket also includes a short ride on the little train that putters along Casco Bay at the foot of the Eastern Promenade. Views of the islands are attractive; the ride itself is slow, but your kids will undoubtedly enjoy it.
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Maine Narrow Gauge Railroad Co. & Museum
58 Fore St.
Our Rating Neighborhood Around Town Hours May–Oct Sat–Thurs 9:30am–4pm, Fri 11:30am–4pm (trains run on the hour); closed Nov–Apr. Phone 207/828-0814 Prices Museum admission $3 adults, $2 seniors and children 3–12; train fare (includes museum admission) $10 adults, $9 seniors, $6 children 3–12, free for children 2 and under. Web site Maine Narrow Gauge Railroad Co. & Museum
Map58 Fore St. Portland ME
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