BOOTHBAY — On Saturday, Sept. 15, the Boothbay Railway Village on Route 27, will offer free admission to all children 16 years old and younger.

Activities will be ongoing throughout the day. Families will be able to enjoy the Village exhibits along with a coal-fired narrow gauge steam train ride.

Additionally the Village is offering rides in a Model T Ford antique automobile, our tractor powered “barrel train” and rides in a vintage 1936 fire truck.

A news release describes Children’s Day as follows:

This popular event offers the opportunity for families to experience a variety of fun and historical activities together. Whether it is remembering older cars once owned by grandparents, viewing the vintage furnishings in the Harrington House, or visiting the model railroad display, visitors are sure to be entertained and informed by these exhibitions.

The Boothbay Railway Village is a non-profit museum preserving Maine history, through buildings, artifacts and experiences. The Village is comprised of over 28 exhibit structures and historical buildings housing displays. In addition to the 15-minute train ride, visitors can view an exceptional antique vehicle exhibit with cars from 1902 to 1962 and visit the extensive Model Railroad Exhibit with its over 600 feet of track.

Admission for adults is $9.

For more information, call 633-4727 or visit

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