Downeast Scenic Railroad 

Downeast Scenic Railroad, Ellsworth, Maine - 8/7/13 10:00 AM

All Aboard! Bring a bag lunch and join fellow homeschoolers on the Downeast Scenic Railroad for an enjoyable 90 minute train ride and educational program. The trip takes passengers on part of the old Calais Branch Line of the Maine Central Railroad for a nine mile round trip excursion in Ellsworth. Trained docents will be present in all of the train cars to provide information about the trains, the history of the railroad, the restoration of the train and U.S. rail history. 

The train boards at Washington Junction Rd. in Ellsworth and departs on time (10:00am, rain or shine), so please arrive early! For more information about the ride, specific directions (located in the FAQ section), history and heritage of the rail line, and to view a video of the restored engines, cars and caboose, please visit:

The discounted rate for our group is $2 for students. The recommended fee for adults is $12. Those who would find the $12 adult rate a hardship may pay $2. 

Pre-registration is required no later than August 1. Please contact HOME at or (207) 763-2880 if you have further questions. Click HERE to download your pre-registration form.