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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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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” (296 reviews)
“steam engine” (64 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 2 weeks ago via mobile

We were a bit skeptical when we saw the price, 69$ is not cheap, but we decided to do it anyway, when you take the last train 3:30pm it is 15$ off and the weather in July was perfect for a drive to the top...More

2  Thank willyoutravel
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This was a great scenic railroad up Mount Washington. If you are not really into trains, take one of their biodiesel engine rides up the mountain. If you are a train lover, spend the extra money to ride the steam engine up the mountain. The...More

2  Thank watchyoursix
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

There's nothing like it that we know about. We've taken incline railroads but this cog system is unique and has stood the test of time. The views are, of course, spectacular, and the brakemen give interesting anecdotes along the way. I guess because the railway...More

1  Thank JeffinNJ
Wayne P, Owner at The Mount Washington Cog Railway, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for your review of your experience at the Mount Washington Cog Railway. We welcome every review either positive or negative and we take all reviews very seriously and use them to determine future operating goals and guidelines. We appreciate the fact that although...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We started out at the base of the mountain at 70 degrees and by the time we got to the top, it was 40 degrees Fahrenheit with strong winds and fast moving clouds. The hour long trip up the side of the mountain was narrated...More

1  Thank Lynn M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is something not to be missed in Bretton Woods BUT, you must be prepared. Mt. Washington weather is totally unpredictable. Don't be deceived by nice weather at the bottom because you may find the opposite at the top. Bring winter clothing even in the...More

Thank majcc4
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

As part of our recent stay with good friends in America (we are from Britain), they arranged for us all to visit New Hampshire for a couple of days, with a trip on the cog railway as the highlight. Our friends had booked seats on...More

1  Thank GeoffandPat2014
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great trip! The steamer engine was cool. The staff was very helpful and knowledgeable. Took the opportunity to climb up into the engine and chat with the fireman and engineer. Great fellows!

1  Thank Steven M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was the neatest ride. We all enjoyed the ride up and down the mountain and the view from the top is spectacular. Be prepared for changing weather at the top. Very windy when we were there. I hate thrill rides but felt very safe...More

Thank Chsmith7
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My family and I took the steam Cog up to the summit. First of all be aware that by the time you get your tickets and take the round trip you will spend 3 plus hours. The day was a very cloudy day. The trip...More

Thank RogerDSmiley
Wayne P, Owner at The Mount Washington Cog Railway, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for taking the time to post a review of our operation. I am sorry that you were not pleased with the experience. Unfortunately we have no control over the weather. For those riding the train solely looking to enjoy perfect weather and the...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Could not stop taking picks but the camera just did not capture the magnitude of the beauty. Pretty chilly and windy at the top which made for a few laughs!!Stunning views could only imagine looking at the moon from the top of the mountains would...More

Thank Brandi S
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2 July 2017|
Response from Wayne P | Property representative |
The steam train is truly authentic. You must be prepared to experience the use of coal as a locomotive fuel. That includes smoke, cinders and other effects such as the smell associated with the burning of coal. The steam... More
Anshul J
1 July 2017|
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Response from NHjo | Reviewed this property |
Yes, but if the baby starts crying and won't stop, it might not be too pleasurable for everyone else because there's no way to get off the train until you're at the top or bottom.
Thomas W
22 June 2017|
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Response from gmdupler | Reviewed this property |
The cars had plenty of leg room.