The White Mountains Sights


Mount Washington Cog Railway

Mount Washington Cog Railway Review

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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  • Address: 3168 Base Station Rd., 6 miles northeast of Bretton Woods, Bretton Woods, NH, 03575 | Map It
  • Phone: 603/278–5404; 800/922–8825
  • Cost: $64
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  • Location: Bretton Woods
Updated: 12-24-2013

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