Between 1854 - 1929 an estimated 250,000 orphaned, homeless and abandoned children from New York City and large East Coast cities were placed out in families in rural communities across the United States.Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Concordia trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.
The Orphan Train Movement was the beginning of the modern day foster care system. There are over 2 million descendants of orphan train riders today and 1 in 25 Americans has a connection to a rider!
The National Orphan Train Complex is dedicated to preserving the history of the Orphan Trains, and spreading awareness through our depot museum and research center.
Monday: By Appointment
Tuesday-Friday: 10am-12pm and 1pm-4pm (Closed betwen 12pm and 1pm for noon hour)
If you are planning on visiting the museum please call ahead to confirm the Complex is open. The Curator may unexpectedly be called away from the Complex.
National Orphan Train Complex Reviews
We took a trip to Concordia, KS and was very impressed with the Orphan Train Complex, the video we saw and all the information that was provided to us. Would definitely recommend. more »
What a wonderful project on display. The complex tells a story that is an important piece of our nation's history. Keep up the great work!!!!! more »
Very interesting part of history. Many stories of the children to read thru. Or purchase a book from the collection and read at your leisure. Nice stop.
Very interesting and sad as well the stories that u learn about . Great place to visit .
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