The Mount Washington Cog Railway, Bretton Woods

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The world's first mountain-climbing cog railway, The Mount Washington Cog Railway transports you to the top of Mount Washington for views of the mountains of New Hampshire, Vermont, Maine, and Canada as well as the Atlantic Ocean. Choose between an old-fashioned coach powered by steam engine, or a modern, more environmentally friendly biodiesel option to take you to the summit at 1,916 m (6,288 ft). You'll have about an hour at the top of the highest peak in the Northeast, giving you a chance to explore the visitor center and Mount Washington Observatory's Weather Museum. Plan to visit The Mount Washington Cog Railway and other customer-reviewed, writer-recommended Bretton Woods attractions using our Bretton Woods trip generator.
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TripAdvisor
  • It was a family and friends outing. Foggy but that was fine. The staff were very courteous and proud of their heritage.  more »
  • We took a trip on the coal-fired steam engine train up the Mount Washington Railway in the fall and it was an amazing experience. Whilst it's a slow climb to the top, you never get bored and the journ...  more »
  • If you need a getaway, the White Mountains provide a great refuge. The Cog Railway was a fun experience that provided great views and peace. Definitely worth it.  more »
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  • Such a beautiful experience. Nice scenary and weather. Best place to enjoy in fall. Children definitely gonna love it though the tickets are bit for $70 per person. The staff we very entertaining by telling about the history. That was a happy journey
  • Drive to cog railway station base is one awesome experience. Especially when the mountain is covered with snow.!
  • It is a bit expensive, but the ride is worth it. There are not a whole lot of things you can compare this one to. The conductor was very informative and professional.
  • Unfortunately it was snowing and very high winds the day of our tour so we could only go about half way up the track. They offered us a discount to compensate. The tour guide on the train was very enthusiastic but really didn't tell us anything of the history or the workings of the railway. There is a nice shop, a cafe and a small museum inside the station.
  • $70 per person! Don't cheat yourself, just hike it -- views are way better and you get that special satisfaction ;)