Since its beginnings in 1964 to its non-profit incorporation in 1981, the Village has experienced robust growth. The museum has thousands of artifacts, several historic structures and three-quarters of a mile of two-foot gauge track..
Nowhere else in New England can you experience a steam train ride, historical village exhibits and an outstanding collection of over 60 antique vehicles in one museum. The Boothbay Railway Village offers the unique environment of a rural village, beautiful gardens, and a village green surrounded by historic structures such as the 1847 Town Hall or the 1923 Spruce Point Chapel.
The Village exhibits are fascinating and informative, evocative of our rich New England heritage. Situated on thirty acres and housed in 28 exhibit buildings, the large collection of exhibits includes all aspects of rural town life, consisting of various types of transportation to lessons taught in a one-room schoolhouse. A variety of special events bring history to life with demonstrations and activities making for a memorable experience.