Mount Washington Cog Railway

Campton, NH

Where are we going?

Mount Washington Cog Railway
White Mountain National Forest
NH 03251

800 922 8825

What is there to do?

Want to spend the day enjoy the ONLY cog railway east of the Rockies!?

Mount Washington Cog Railway gives the family an adventure on what seems like the top of the world, on the WORLD's FIRST mountain climbing train!

Did you know that Mount Washington is the highest peak in New Hampshire? That's pretty impressive! What's more impressive is the view from the top when your family make that journey and enjoy the views!

Everyone will get a real sense of adventure and history as you take the 3 hour guided train tour up to that peak - which stands at 6,288 feet so it's pretty high up!

Once at the top, you get about an hour to spend taking photos, checking out the view, and looking at all the surrounding mountains. It's pretty incredible! You can even look at mountains in Maine, Vermont, and even Canada.

The Sherman Adams Visitors Center is a great place to start once at the peak. There is also the Mount Washington Observatory's Weather Museum, which is a lovely educational experience for the kids.

History awaits you at the 1853 Tip Top House too, where you can actually send a postmarked stamp from the peak, and get your photo taken at the summit marker!

With your experience on the Mount Washington Cog Railway, you can choose if you want to take the vintage coach that is powered by a historic steam locomotive, or you can choose the more modern (and eco-friendly) biodiesel engine.

Hold on tight - it can get quite steep when you're making your way to what seems to be the top of the world! 

How much does it cost?

Adults: $68 (steam $73)

Children: $39

Discount: Senior $63 ($68 steam)

Free Under: 3 years if on an adults lap


Need a little extra help?

Only service animals are allowed on the train. Wheelchairs aren't permitted either as there are narrow door openings. But call ahead for assistance and they'll see what they can do!


When can we go?

Check the schedules of the train. Usually one morning and one afternoon departure.

Late April to November


Any top tips?

Advanced reservations are strongly recommended!

I’m Hungry!

Coolers aren't allowed on the train, but feel free to bring some snacks of your own!

Healthy Eating

Make sure you bring plenty of bottled water for your adventure! - Fun things to do with kids and best places to visit in the US
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