Fodor's Expert Review Mount Washington Cog Railway

Bretton Woods Transportation Site (Airport, Bus, Ferry, Train) Fodor's Choice

In 1858, Sylvester Marsh petitioned the state legislature for permission to build a steam railway up Mt. Washington. One politico retorted that Marsh would 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 mountain's west side. Today it's one of the state's most beloved attractions—a thrill in either direction. A small museum at the base has exhibits about the cog rail. The full trip takes three hours including an hour spent at the summit.

Transportation Site (Airport, Bus, Ferry, Train) Scenic Drive/Tour Mountain–Sight Tour–Sight Fodor's Choice Family

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3168 Base Station Rd.
Bretton Woods, New Hampshire  03575, USA


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