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The White Mountains Sights

Mount Washington Cog Railway

  • 3168 Base Station Rd. Map It
  • Bretton Woods
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Updated 12/24/2013

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In 1858, Sylvester Marsh petitioned the state legislature for permission to build a steam railway up Mt. Washington. A politico retorted that he'd have better luck building a railroad to the moon. But 11 years later, the Mount Washington Cog Railway chugged its way up to the summit along a 3-mile track on the west side of the mountain. Today it's one of the state's most beloved attractions—a thrill in either direction. You'll find a small museum about the cog rail at

the base. The train runs from May until early December, with varying departure times. A full trip ($64) is three hours including one hour at the summit.

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3168 Base Station Rd., 6 miles northeast of Bretton Woods, Bretton Woods, New Hampshire, 03575, United States

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603-278–5404; 800-922–8825


Sight Details:

  • $64

Updated 12/24/2013


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