The Maine Narrow Gauge Railroad Co. & Museum begins its 25th operating season this weekend, April 8th, 2017 in Portland.
To celebrate the start of their anniversary year, the museum will be offering a new event called “Spring Aboard”on Saturday and Sunday, April 8th and 9th, and Saturday and Sunday, April 15th and 16th. Children can decorate an egg inside the museum and all visitors can enjoy tasty treats along with a train ride. The museum will be open weekends in April, April 15-23 for April school vacation week and daily beginning May 6th.
In addition to the event, the museum is offering a membership special the entire month of April. All new members can enjoy 10 percent off the regular membership price.
“This is a great time of year to become a member of the museum,” said Director of Finance and Marketing, Allison Tevsh Zittel, “Members can enjoy the train ride, museum and many special events during the year free of charge. It’s an incredible savings.”
Individual memberships cost just $40 ($36 during the month of April) and Family memberships are $100 ($90 during the month of April).
Founded in 1992, the Maine Narrow Gauge Railroad Company & Museum is a non-profit museum with a mission to educate the public and preserve historic equipment related to Maine’s two-foot gauge railways.
Five two-foot gauge railroads operated in Maine from the 1870s through the 1940s, serving as an important part of the economic development of the interior of the state.
The museum has become a popular visitor attraction for the greater Portland area drawing over 42,000 visitors annually, including tourists and area residents, to experience a remarkable piece of history unique to the state of Maine.
The museum is open daily from early-May through late-October and seasonally for events. The museum is located at 58 Fore Street in Portland, on the waterfront, just a short walk from the Old Port. Directions and more information can be found on the museum’s website at www.mainenarrowgauge.org or by calling 207-828-0814.