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New England Train Museums and Train Rides



Connecticut Eastern Railroad Museum, Willimantic, CT. A railroad-theme village.

Connecticut Trolley Museum, East Windsor, CT. Museum dedicated to electric trolleys.

Danbury Railway Museum, Danbury, CT. A railroad museum housed in the former Union Station of Danbury.

Essex Steam Train & Riverboat, Essex, CT. A heritage railroad on the tracks of the Connecticut Valley Railroad.

Naugatuck Railroad/Railroad Museum of New England, Thomaston, CT. Home to one of the largest collections of preserved historic railroad equipment in NE.

Shoreline Trolley Museum, East Haven, CT. Learn the history of trolley development in Connecticut.

SONO Switch Tower Museum, South Norwalk, CT. Exhibit on railroads & switch towers in a restored switch tower from 1896.



Belfast & Moosehead Lake Railroad, Unity, ME. Standard-gauge shortline railroad – currently operating as a tourist railroad.

Boothbay Railway Village, Boothbay, ME. Ride in a vintage coach behind a 100 year old steam locomotive!

Downeast Scenic Railroad, Hancock, ME. Scenic ten-mile round-trip train ride from Ellsworth.

Maine Narrow Gauge Railroad Co. & Museum, Portland, ME. Train rides on our historic two-foot gauge railroad.

Sandy River & Rangeley Lakes Railroad, Phillips, ME. The longest of the two-foot gauge railroads that were unique to the state of Maine.

Seashore Trolley Museum, Kennebunkport, ME.  The world’s first and largest museum of mass transit vehicles.

Wiscasset, Waterville & Farmington Railway, Alna, ME. A 2 ft narrow gauge railway. The line was operated as a for-profit company from 1895 until 1933.



Bedford Depot Park, Bedford, MA. Bedford end of the Minuteman Bikeway.

Berkshire Scenic Railway Museum, Adams, MA.  A one-hour roundtrip scenic train ride on a vintage rail car.

Cape Cod Central Railroad, Hyannis, MA. A heritage railroad with scenic rides.

Chatham Railroad Museum, Chatham, MA. A beautifully restored 1887 railroad depot.

Chester Railway Station and Museum, Chester, MA.  1862 Western rail station.

Edaville Railroad, Edaville, MA. Family Theme Park.

Keystone Arch Bridges Trail, Chester, MA. The first cluster of stone arch RR bridges built in America.

National Streetcar Museum at Lowell, Lowell, MA. Explore the history of streetcars.

Shelburne Falls Trolley Museum, Shelburne Falls, MA.  Trolley car rides, pump car rides, and more.

Wenham Museum, Wenham, MA.  Featuring 10 operating model layouts—in G, O, HO, N, and Z gauges.


New HampsHire

Ashland Railroad Station Museum, Ashland, NH.  Passenger station by the Boston, Concord & Montreal.

Café Lafayette Dinner Train, North Woodstock, NH. Dine to the majestic views of the White Mountains.

Coontoocook Railroad Museum, Hopkinton, NH. Oldest surviving covered railway bridge & a 1907 vintage coach.

Conway Scenic Railroad, North Conway, NH. Historic excursions in New Hampshire’s White Mountains.

Gorham Historical Society, Gorham NH. 1907 former Grand Trunk Railway station.

Heritage Park Railroad Museum, Sanbornville, NH. The 1912 Union Train Station and freight house.

Hobo Railroad, Lincoln, NH. Train ride along the Pemigewasset River.

Mount Washington Cog Railway, Fabyan, NH. The World’s First Mountain Climbing Cog Railway.

Oakfield Railroad Museum, NH.  Explore the lore of the Bangor and Aroostook Railroad.

Potter Place Railroad Station Museum, Andover, NH. A well preserved 1874 railroad station.

Raymond Depot Museum, Raymond, NH. 1893 depot with 4 rolling stock, including a Whitcomb Engine 193.

Sandown Depot Museum, Sandown, NH. Explore the history of the Boston & Maine Railroad.

Turntable Park, Sanbornville, NH. An important cultural resource within the Sanbornville Historic Area.

White Mountain Central Railroad North, Woodstock, NH. The White Mountain Central Railroad is a short heritage railway.

Winnipesaukee Scenic Railroad, Meredith and Weirs Beach, NH.  A scenic excursion along the western shore of Lake Winnipesaukee.


Rhode Island

Newport Dinner Train, Newport, RI. Pullman rail cars provide rides and meals.



Green Mountain Railroad, VT.  Home to the Champlain Valley Dinner Train.