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 a beloved attraction—a thrill in either direction. A small museum has exhibits about the cog rail, and a casual restaurant offers great views of the trains beginning their ascent. The full trip takes three hours including an hour at the summit.

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

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


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Rate Includes: From $72, Closed Dec.–Apr.

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