Mount Washington Cog Railway

Campton, NH

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Address: White Mountain National Forest, Campton, NH 03251, USA Number: 800 922 8825 Website Contact How do we get there?

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! 

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How much does it cost?



$68 (steam $73)






Senior $63 ($68 steam)


Free Under

3 years if on an adults lap


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Additional Information

One way tickets are available.

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!

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Where is it at?


The Mount Washington Cog Railway Base Road is located off Route 302 in Bretton Woods, New Hampshire.

Teachers corner


They do offer group discounts, so give them a call to talk about bringing your students on this amazing adventure!

Can I get one of those?


Send a postcard from the top - it's a lovely way to send someone a nice gift!

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!

Click here for lots more great things to do near you in New Hampshire

Baby Facilities

Strollers aren't permitted on the train, as well as car seats.

When can we go?

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

Late April to November

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