Boothbay Railway Village
The Mission of the Boothbay Railway Village is to conserve, display and interpret artifacts, authentic period structures and technologies utilized in Maine during the historical period of the Mid-19th through the Mid-20th Centuries.
The Vision of the Boothbay Railway Village is to utilize its unique village setting to engage adults and children in hands-on activities designed to create a better understanding of Maine village life throughout the period. We aspire to transform the way we view and relate to Maine’s rural past through interactive visitation, educational opportunism, and a variety of dynamic programs to enrich our daily lives.
We visited in June 2017 and it was well worth the cost of admission. Our kids had fun and the adults stayed entertained. Not touristy and definitely not a trap. It's a good half-day adventure for a family.
My family and I bought tickets for the "North Pole Express". Included was a short but fun train ride, cocoa and cookies, crafts, and access to the museum and historic buildings onsite. The experience was worth every bit the $20 per ticket price. We are planning to go back in the summer to explore everything more fully.
My son loved this place. It was great experiences. The train rides were so fun. We will definitely go back if we're in the area.
Jonathan Leo Connor
More to see than meets the eye! From the road, you can't see much, but behind the old train station is a whole "village" and every building has an interesting exhibit. Head so the way to the back and find a barn full of classic cars and trucks!
Had a great time with our 17 month old, he fed the 2 goats they have there and loved sitting on the big red fire truck. Great place for him to run around the grass areas. Us adults enjoyed the vintage car collection, ol' timey school house/home displays and also feeding the goats, brings the kid out of you(Get it. Kid. I crack myself up). Riding the train was a great time. Everyone working there is so friendly. It's free for active duty military and their family which was great and gave us the opportunity to spend money in the gift shop.