Maine Narrow Gauge Railroad Company & Museum

From the 1870s until the 1940s, Maine had a unique system of railroads that ran on rail only two feet apart. The narrow gauge railroads connected the less populated rural areas of Maine with the larger cities and thus were an important part of the economic development of the interior of Maine. Maine Narrow Gauge Railroad Company & Museum preserves and operates the historic railroad equipment for the education and enjoyment of the public. The Museum features exhibits relating to Maine’s narrow gauge railway history, several historic rail cars, activities for children, and a unique gift shop.

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Maine Narrow Gauge Railroad Company & Museum

A visit to Maine Narrow Gauge Railroad Company & Museum, complimenting many aspects of elementary school curriculum, can be a useful teaching opportunity as well as a fun day out for your class. Students can enjoy a train ride aboard historic rail cars and explore exhibits and artifacts inside the museum. A new scavenger hunt tour makes learning both educational and fun! The Museum can accommodate most any size group and is handicap-accessible.

supports classroom learning in:
Social Studies, Science.

topics covered:
American History, Economics, Industrial Revolution, Industry, World War I, Engineering, Technology.

contact info
Phone: 207-828-0814
Email: info@mainenarrowgauge.org

TRIP INFO

Grade Level: All Grades Program Type: Day Trips, Self-Guided Tours, Guided Tours, Self-Guided Activities, Guided Activities. Recomm. Length of Visit: 2 hours. Registration: Phone, Email. Cost: Fee Title I or Financial Support: No. Accessible To: PD.

Railroad Excursion Lesson Plan

FUN FACTS

Did you know that before the invention and popular use of the railroad, Americans told time by the position of the sun in the sky? After the development of the railway system, consistent, accurate time became necessary. In 1883, Standard Railway Time was adopted. Shortly after that, the four time zones—eastern standard, central daylight, mountain standard, and Pacific daylight—were adopted. Who knew that an invention in transportation could drastically alter how Americans told time?

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Maine Narrow Gauge Railroad Company & Museum

From the 1870s until the 1940s, Maine had a unique system of railroads that ran on rail only two feet apart. The narrow gauge railroads connected the less populated rural areas of Maine with the larger cities and thus were an important part of the economic development of the interior of Maine. Maine Narrow Gauge Railroad Company & Museum preserves and operates the historic railroad equipment for the education and enjoyment of the public. The Museum features exhibits relating to Maine’s narrow gauge railway history, several historic rail cars, activities for children, and a unique gift shop.

contact info

Hrs: Vary.

Maine Narrow Gauge Railroad Company & Museum

A visit to Maine Narrow Gauge Railroad Company & Museum can be a useful teaching opportunity as well as a fun day out for your group. Groups of 15 or more can explore exhibits and artifacts inside the Museum with a self-guided tour and enjoy a train ride aboard historic rail cars with a view of the Portland waterfront along beautiful Casco Bay. Docents may be available to provide historical information aboard the train. The Museum can accommodate most any size group and is handicap-accessible.

supports scout badges in:
Social Studies, Technology.

topics covered:
American History, Economics, Industrial Revolution, Industry, World War I, Engineering, Technology.

contact info
Phone: 207-828-0814
Email: info@mainenarrowgauge.org

TRIP INFO

Grade Level: All Grades Group Size: 15 min. Program Type: Day Trips, Self-Guided Tours, Guided Tours, Self-Guided Activities, Guided Activities. Recomm. Length of Visit: 2 hours. Registration: Phone, Email. Cost: Fee Title I or Financial Support: No. Accessible To: PD.

Railroad Excursion Lesson Plan

FUN FACTS

Did you know that before the invention and popular use of the railroad, Americans told time by the position of the sun in the sky? After the development of the railway system, consistent, accurate time became necessary. In 1883, Standard Railway Time was adopted. Shortly after that, the four time zones—eastern standard, central daylight, mountain standard, and Pacific daylight—were adopted. Who knew that an invention in transportation could drastically alter how Americans told time?

View Lesson Plan>>

Maine Narrow Gauge Railroad Company & Museum

MAINE NARROW GAUGE RAILROAD COMPANY & MUSEUM
From the 1870s until the 1940s, Maine had a unique system of railroads that ran on rail only two feet apart. The narrow gauge railroads connected the less populated rural areas of Maine with the larger cities and thus were an important part of the economic development of the interior of Maine. Maine Narrow Gauge Railroad Company & Museum preserves and operates the historic railroad equipment for the education and enjoyment of the public. The Museum features exhibits relating to Maine’s narrow gauge railway history, several historic rail cars, activities for children, and a unique gift shop.

contact info

Hrs: Vary.

Maine Narrow Gauge Railroad Company & Museum

A visit to Maine Narrow Gauge Railroad Company & Museum can be a useful teaching opportunity as well as a fun day out for your group. Groups of 15 or more can explore exhibits and artifacts inside the Museum with a self-guided tour and enjoy a train ride aboard historic rail cars with a view of the Portland waterfront along beautiful Casco Bay. Docents may be available to provide historical information aboard the train. The Museum can accommodate most any size group and is handicap-accessible.

topics covered:
American History, Economics, Industrial Revolution, Industry, World War I, Engineering, Technology.

contact info
Phone: 207-828-0814
Email: info@mainenarrowgauge.org

TRIP INFO

Grade Level: All Grades Group Size: 15 min. Program Type: Day Trips, Self-Guided Tours, Guided Tours, Self-Guided Activities, Guided Activities. Recomm. Length of Visit: 2 hours. Registration: Phone, Email. Cost: Fee Title I or Financial Support: No. Accessible To: PD.

Railroad Excursion Lesson Plan

FUN FACTS

Did you know that before the invention and popular use of the railroad, Americans told time by the position of the sun in the sky? After the development of the railway system, consistent, accurate time became necessary. In 1883, Standard Railway Time was adopted. Shortly after that, the four time zones—eastern standard, central daylight, mountain standard, and Pacific daylight—were adopted. Who knew that an invention in transportation could drastically alter how Americans told time?

View Lesson Plan>>

Maine Narrow Gauge Railroad Company & Museum

From the 1870s until the 1940s, Maine had a unique system of railroads that ran on rail only two feet apart. The narrow gauge railroads connected the less populated rural areas of Maine with the larger cities and thus were an important part of the economic development of the interior of Maine. Maine Narrow Gauge Railroad Company & Museum preserves and operates the historic railroad equipment for the education and enjoyment of the public. The Museum features exhibits relating to Maine’s narrow gauge railway history, several historic rail cars, activities for children, and a unique gift shop.

contact info

Hrs: Vary.

Maine Narrow Gauge Railroad Company & Museum

A visit to Maine Narrow Gauge Railroad Company & Museum can be a useful teaching opportunity as well as a fun day out for your group. Groups of 15 or more can explore exhibits and artifacts inside the Museum with a self-guided tour and enjoy a train ride aboard historic rail cars with a view of the Portland waterfront along beautiful Casco Bay. Docents may be available to provide historical information aboard the train. The Museum can accommodate most any size group and is handicap-accessible.

supports classroom learning in:
Social Studies, Science.

topics covered:
American History, Economics, Industrial Revolution, Industry, World War I, Engineering, Technology.

contact info
Phone: 207-828-0814
Email: info@mainenarrowgauge.org

TRIP INFO

Grade Level: All Grades Group Size: 15 min. Program Type: Day Trips, Self-Guided Tours, Guided Tours, Self-Guided Activities, Guided Activities. Recomm. Length of Visit: 2 hours. Registration: Phone, Email. Cost: Fee Title I or Financial Support: No. Accessible To: PD.

Railroad Excursion Lesson Plan

FUN FACTS

Did you know that before the invention and popular use of the railroad, Americans told time by the position of the sun in the sky? After the development of the railway system, consistent, accurate time became necessary. In 1883, Standard Railway Time was adopted. Shortly after that, the four time zones—eastern standard, central daylight, mountain standard, and Pacific daylight—were adopted. Who knew that an invention in transportation could drastically alter how Americans told time?

View Lesson Plan>>

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