Boothbay Railway Village & Antique Automobile Museum


Step back in time for a peek at Maine and the way life used to be! Nowhere else in New England can you ride the rails behind vintage steam or diesel locomotives, surrounded by historic Maine buildings preserved in a recreated village, and view a superb collection of more than 60 antique automobiles.  Spend a fun-filled day discovering 35-acres of Maine history brought to life! The Boothbay Railway Village Museum features more than two dozen historic buildings and structures, including Boothbay Town Hall (1847), Freeport Station (1911), Thorndike Station (1871), and Spruce Point Chapel (1927).  The Village structures are open for visitors to stroll through and experience real life history.  Each building is filled with unique collections, some of which are original to the building.   The Village exhibits surround a 4-acre Village Green, offering a scenic place to relax, have a picnic, or for children to run around and play.  Children can also feed the resident goats, play on the vintage caboose, visit the Schoolhouse swing set, enjoy a game of corn hole on the green, or look for turtles and frogs at the pond.  The extraordinary Model Railroad display is a sight to behold for all ages, with ever growing and intricate detail representing railroading in Maine during the 1950s & 60s housed in a replica of a historic Maine freight station.  The display features 600 feet of tracks and turnouts, both standard and narrow gauge, on 3.5 scale mile main line and a 46x 20 layout. The Antique Auto Museum features more than 60 vehicles on display, dating from 1902 – 1962, illustrating technological advances and engineering fetes that helped make cars accessible to the masses. The collection also includes vintage gas pumps, oil cans, service manuals, and other automotive ephemera.  Throughout the season a wide variety of special events are hosted on the Village Green, from vintage car shows to family festivals. The Iron Horse Antiques & General Store is located at the museum entrance, featuring heirlooms, handmades, gifts, toys, and snacks. The store is seasonal and open to the public.  The museum is located on Route 27 in Boothbay, just 10 minutes from one of Maine’s most picturesque Harbor villages, offering endless opportunities for shopping, dining, and boating. The museum is open from Father’s Day to the third weekend in October.  Call ahead or visit our website for the train schedule. Pet-friendly. A unique location for wedding ceremonies, receptions, and all types of special events.

Lori Reynolds
Events & Marketing

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9698 W. Judson Road
Polo, IL 61064
Phone: (815) 946-2341
Fax: (815) 946-2347

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