Museum dedicated to preserving knowledge of the Orphan Train Movement and the role it played in the lives of 250,000 children from 1854–1929
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$9 for admission for two adults and a $10 gift shop credit ($20 value)
$17 for admission for four adults and a $20 gift shop credit ($40 value)
National Orphan Train Complex
It's widely accepted that the founding of the Children's Aid Society was the beginning of documented foster care in America. But what many don't know is that specialized trains played a huge role in relocating roughly 250,000 children to their new homes. Luckily, The National Orphan Train Complex preserves this significant part of history with a museum full of artifacts, stories, and exhibitions documenting the Orphan Train Movement, which lasted from 1854–1929.
Jean672122 days ago
"Small museum with a big heart"
We were acquainted with the stories of the orphan trains, but this small museum has done a superb job of putting faces to the stories. The caring docents were pleased to tell us about the history of the museum and how much this small community has embraced keeping these stories alive. Thi...
Anita O3 days ago
"Don't miss this"
Heart wrenching story that surprised me even though I had read a book about it! Must see this if you are nearby Concordia
Wanderlust777May 3, 2017
"Fascinating glimpse into a little known chapter of US history"
We were intrigued by the billboards advertising the Orphan Train museum on I-70 and decided to visit. We knew absolutely nothing about the hundreds of thousands of orphaned and abandoned children who were exported from East Coast cities to small farm towns over the course of decades. The m...