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Mount Washington Cog Railway

  • 3168 Base Station Rd. Map It
  • Bretton Woods
  • Transportation Site (Airport, Bus, Ferry, Train)
  • Fodor's Choice

Published 07/19/2016

Fodor's Review

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.

Sight Information


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

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603-278–5404; 800-922–8825


Sight Details:

  • $68

Published 07/19/2016


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