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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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Amazing views; spectacular ride

My dad is a self proclaimed “former” and loves trains. Being someone who does not have a ton of... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Valerie R
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Wonderful adventure!

Not something I would normally have done but went with three adventurous friends and had a blast... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Lynn S
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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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“cog railway” (328 reviews)
“steam engine” (72 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 yesterday via mobile

My dad is a self proclaimed “former” and loves trains. Being someone who does not have a ton of interest in trains, I was blown away by this experience! Climbing Mount Washington in the steam engine was amazing (you can also ride up in a...More

Thank Valerie R
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Not something I would normally have done but went with three adventurous friends and had a blast. Beautiful scenery, charming staff and the train ride, simply amazing!

1  Thank Lynn S
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Tips: -line up early so you can get good seats. As you board the rail car, sit on your right. And the closer to the front, the better. -bring layers for the top. It's cold up there no matter how warm it feels at the...More

1  Thank Katy C
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

I can't believe I waited so long to do this. We loved it! The weather was cool & partly sunny at the base. Close to 70 degrees. As we approached the summit, the clouds & fog was blowing into the train car. Up top, you...More

Thank Bill M
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Everywhere else had perfect views except the cog railway! But the view to the top was perfect - changing colors, including the ferns - steep incline / Jacobs ladder - graves of hikers - alpine terrain - rocks and boulders everywhere We took the last...More

Thank lakwatsera2014
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

I have been going to the white mountain area for years. I have never Road the Mount Washington Cog Railway to the top of Mount Washington. I have driven up. It was awesome.

Thank Ann C
Reviewed 3 days ago

The cog railway runs up the side of Mount Washington from a base station to the summit. The brakeman or conductor will describe the view and history of the railway. It is an impressive feat of engineering. The view on the way up and on...More

Thank Planner1949
Reviewed 3 days ago

It was a great family experience, bring your winter wear as it is super cold and windy at the top! We had a couple railroad enthusiast in our group and they loved it. The views are spectacular

Thank Ellen T
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

My husband wanted to drive up Mt Washington ( I wasn’t keen!)but when we got to the booth were told we couldn’t go up that day as they were working on the road. As we had decided to go up this particular day and the...More

1  Thank bevbru1
Reviewed 4 days ago

We had a beautiful sunny day. The staff were friendly and informative. We probably were not strictly to schedule, but it really didn't matter. My only criticism was that we would have liked another half an hour at the summit. There wasn't time to go...More

1  Thank LizLuton
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16 October 2017|
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Response from Strictly2 | Reviewed this property |
If you can book a cab then yes.
Usha M
11 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
27 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.