Hours & Admissions
The museum is now closed for the 2023 season with the exception of pre booked group tours and events.
2024 MUSEUM HOURS 10A-5PM Tuesday through Sunday. Closed Mondays
ADMISSION $15 Adults 18-64 | $8 Children 3-17 | $12 Adults 65 plus years old | Under 3 Free
FREE | Under Three | Museum Members | Maine Foster Families, with IDs | Active Duty Military Families, with IDs
NEW | Standard admission fees include 2nd free day of admission and train rides within 7-day period. Receipt required for re-admittance.
SPECIAL EVENT DAYS | Many of our community events such as Fall Foliage Festival, Ghost Train, North Pole Express, Family Harvest Days and Children’s Day, offer a special ticket purchase in advance or at the door. Check event calendar for details.
TRAINS | Rail trips depart on the hour – 11 am – 4 pm every day. Last train leaves promptly at 4 pm Feel free to call, to confirm schedule and equipment operating on day of visit
FOOD AND BEVERAGE | A few light snacks and beverages are available for purchase in the Iron Horse Antiques + General Store, however food service is not available at the museum at this time. Many of our guests pack a picnic lunch and enjoy dining on our picnic tables overlooking the village green.
DOGS | Well-behaved and leashed dogs are welcome to visit the Museum throughout the season including all Museum special events. A pet waste station, a gift from Two Salty Dogs Pet Outfitters.
ACCESSIBILITY | Our unpaved roads lead to structures typical of rural Maine, and are generally firm and stable. Most roads are level, with steeper grade near the goat pen and blacksmith shop. Our railroad operates with a combination of historic and replica rolling stock that can sometimes prove challenging for guests.Most of our historic buildings have wheelchair-accessible entrances.
- An open coach with ramped access for wheelchairs or scooters is available with 24-hour advance notice
- Our conductors and engineers are always available to help with the two or three steps required to board
Boothbay Railway Village Museum is an outdoor history museum, a re-created Maine town of 1850 – 1950. The Village covers more than 30 acres and has more than two dozen historic and reconstructed buildings.
SCHEDULE VARIABLES | Admission fees includes the opportunity to experience any of our unique, interactive activities offered during your visit such as steam or diesel train rides, Model T rides, blacksmith and artisan demonstrations, hands-on history lessons for kids, and specialty tours. These change daily and no specific program is guaranteed, as we are a volunteer-driven non-profit relying extensively on the availability of artisans and other volunteers.
Fantastic place to spend the day and learn about what life looked like from 1850-1950. I went with three tweens/teens and we had a great time riding the train, looking into several older buildings, and visiting the antique auto building (they have the most incredible collection I’ve ever seen!), and the model train building was incredible. My kids enjoyed the salt & pepper shaker collection and spent quite a bit of time figuring out which were their favorites, and looking at the antique toys. I visited to see if I want to bring my elementary classroom here next year, and it’s a definite yes!