SPECIAL NOTE *** CONSTRUCTION and REDEVELOPMENT IS OCCURRING AROUND OUR MUSEUM. PAY SPECIAL ATTENTION TO PARKING SIGNAGE.***
There is limited free customer parking available in front of the museum with a parking pass. Parking passes can be obtained from the front desk when purchasing your train tickets or museum admission. Please let the desk attendant know you need a parking pass when you purchase your tickets. Place the pass on your vehicle's dash for the duration of your visit. Please keep in mind space may be limited. The lot in front of the museum is a Pay to Park lot, so if you do not obtain a pass at the front desk, you will be ticketed. If the parking lot is full, the Ocean Gateway Parking Garage (167 Fore Street) is just a short walk away. Metered parking is available on the surrounding streets.
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From I 295 (North or South) - Take Franklin Street Arterial (Exit 7). Turn left onto Commercial Street. Turn Left into the Thames Street Lot and follow the signs through the parking lot construction zone to our facility. The museum is located in Building 6 of the Portland Foreside Development. Drive through the Thames Street Lot complex to park in the lot in front of the museum, which faces the waterfront. The entrance to the museum faces the water.
**Due to construction, the Fore Street entrance to the Maine Narrow Gauge Railroad Co. & Museum is permanently closed. The entrance to the property is now made off of Thames Street. In your GPS enter 12 Ocean Gateway Pier, in Portland. Follow the signs with the train on them.**