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    this is what it says on the Cog sight

    Enjoy a full day of family fun. You can spend the whole day at The Mount Washington Cog Railway. There's a fascinating museum, a large gift shop and a restaurant at the Marshfield base station. Mt. Washington SummitThe round trip to the summit takes three hours. On the summit, you can visit New Hampshire's unique mile-high state park and the Mount Washington Observatory Center and Museum.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Brad View Post
    I will readily admit I am confused. I was under the impression both the Cog and the Auto Road travelers could get a tour of the Observatory at the summit. It may have been they only had free access to the museum. The Auto Road web clearly states their self-drive folks can get into the museum free. However, the Cog web site says their riders get in both the museum and the "Observatory Center". I have read that as being the summit operations facility. I might still be confused.

    Sorry I brought up the question - but, it is confusing.
    If you could provide links from where you are getting this information, I will forward it along to the valley staff to try and get the verbiage clearer. But to clear things up, the observatories policy is: The museum is free for all patrons that come up the cog/auto road as well as members that hike up. The observatory facilities tour, starting this year, is for members only regardless of how they get here.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Brad View Post
    I will readily admit I am confused. I was under the impression both the Cog and the Auto Road travelers could get a tour of the Observatory at the summit. It may have been they only had free access to the museum. The Auto Road web clearly states their self-drive folks can get into the museum free. However, the Cog web site says their riders get in both the museum and the "Observatory Center". I have read that as being the summit operations facility. I might still be confused.

    Sorry I brought up the question - but, it is confusing.
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    If you could provide links from where you are getting this information, I will forward it along to the valley staff to try and get the verbiage clearer. But to clear things up, the observatories policy is: The museum is free for all patrons that come up the cog/auto road as well as members that hike up. The observatory facilities tour, starting this year, is for members only regardless of how they get here.
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    this is what it says on the Cog sight

    Enjoy a full day of family fun. You can spend the whole day at The Mount Washington Cog Railway. There's a fascinating museum, a large gift shop and a restaurant at the Marshfield base station. Mt. Washington SummitThe round trip to the summit takes three hours. On the summit, you can visit New Hampshire's unique mile-high state park and the Mount Washington Observatory Center and Museum.
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    Ryan,

    I am trying to find the page or pages with the words I found - and also Charlie found. One page which could be clearer - a bit - would be http://www.thecog.com/cog_news.php

    And at the bottom of the home page are the words I found confusing.
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    this is where there could be some confusion

    "One of the biggest changes for those passengers this season is that they will usually get to spend an hour at summit, giving them time to explore the mountaintop community, which includes the Mount Washington Observatory."

    i would say the Observatory is the place you work and where only members can go
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    I think the key here is I learned that the free passes are just for the museum - which makes a lot of sense. The Observatory is not staffed to handle those crowds coming up the Auto Road and Cog for "real" tours. And some editing work needs to be done to the partners' web sites to make sure the relationship is well stated - and it sounds like that will get put on the To Do List.

    Thanks for clearing this up.
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    Margaret & David - thanks for your comment today. And it was nice to meet you the other day at the summit.
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    Margaret & David it was nice to meet you also and the hot apple cider smelled good
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    Quote Originally Posted by Charlie View Post
    Margaret & David it was nice to meet you also and the hot apple cider smelled good
    Hint to Charlie - I like hot apple cider.
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    Check out Becca's comments today. She has done a lot of sanding, priming and painting inside the tower at the summit. I saw it today and it looks fantastic!
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