CLOSED FOR SEASON DUE TO COVID19…
For the first time in 56 years the Railway Village will close its doors for the 2020 summer season. Keeping in mind the safety of our staff and patrons, it was clear that this was the best choice we could make for the Village at this time.
We are saddened by this decision, as the summer will not be the same without the sound of our whistle or the smiles and laughter of those that pass through our doors.
But we realize that sometimes the challenges that we face are the very things that make us stronger and allow us to grow.
Although our doors will be closed, we will be here! Working safely on enhancement projects and creating new experiences for our patrons to discover upon re-opening! (Follow us on Faceboook and Instagram for sneak previews!)
And as always, we invite you to be a part of our efforts. Plan a day with the family on the Village Green this summer, enjoying the wide open space while working on a project that warms your heart.
It will be good for the soul AND The Village! This is your Village, and we need you now more than ever!
Until then, we look forward to seeing you at our 2020 Fall and Winter events and we can’t wait to debut the results of 2020; which will go down in the history books as ‘the year we spent rebuilding for a stronger future’
To learn more about our summer volunteer projects or Adopt a Project program, email Steve
Stay Well and Keep Smiling,
The Village Family
ADMISSION $15 Adults | $8 Children 3-18 | $12 Adults 65 plus years old
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 Olde Village Days, 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
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 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.