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National Orphan Train Complex

300 Washington St, Concordia, KS 66901-1716
+1 785-243-4471
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Hope for Orphans

This was the most humbling exhibit. A genuine depiction of what so many orphans experienced. I... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Betty77Boop
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Magnolia, Texas
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trip home from AZ

I have seen signs for this coming and going from AZ and I finally put my foot down and we stopped... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
JMD1958
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Minnesota
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The National Orphan Train Complex is a museum and research center located on the corner of Third and Washington Streets in Concordia, Kansas. The mission of the National Orphan Train Complex is to collect, preserve, interpret, and disseminate knowledge about the orphan trains, and the children and agents who rode them. The museum’s collections, exhibitions, programming and research will engage riders, researchers, and the general public and create an awareness of the Orphan Train Movement.
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300 Washington St, Concordia, KS 66901-1716
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"research center"
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"piece of history"
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"orphan train"
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"east coast"
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"turn of the century"
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"small museum"
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"short video"
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"available for purchase"
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"additional information"
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"american history"
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"gift shop"
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"wonderful museum"
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This was the most humbling exhibit. A genuine depiction of what so many orphans experienced. I had no idea this was in Concordia. One lady took it upon herself to get this story told and she did a great job.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I have seen signs for this coming and going from AZ and I finally put my foot down and we stopped. We were still reading when the lady came and said they had to close for an hour. Sigh...will try again next year as it...More

Thank JMD1958
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Reviewed 23 January 2018

This museum was very eye open opening. You got to see what happen to all the children. The hole tour was very good and the young lady that started out tour did a fantastic job see really new her information. She made the tour even...More

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Reviewed 28 October 2017

While the story of the orphan train is very interesting, the museum is really not much to see. If you watch the 8 minute video, you already know about everything you will see in the museum itself. Admission was $7 for adults, way too much...More

Thank M H
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Reviewed 11 October 2017

This is a complex of several building dedicated to those east coast turn of the century orphans who were sent by rail to families in the Midwest. There is a great deal of information about many of the riders with new infromation coming in weekly....More

1  Thank Eric J
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Reviewed 12 August 2017 via mobile

This is a delightful find! The research center has seeming endless capacity for searching... just ask them! They museum and historical Society have done a wonderful job of capturing this nearly forgotten but terribly important piece of our history. It's a bit of a drive...More

Thank LR2th
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Reviewed 9 August 2017

Before 'safety nets', 'family services', or any kind of 'welfare', many families were faced with the fact that they simply could not care for their children. It had nothing to do with love, they did not have the resources to feed and clothe them. Some...More

1  Thank concordiabelle
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Reviewed 10 July 2017

The into film gives an overall of the Orphan Train during its span and is well done. There are many pictures and story boards to illustrate this simple program to eliminate starvation on the east coast.

Thank s0ar
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Reviewed 4 July 2017

I have read a lot on the orphan trains. This is a great place to learn of them and what the children went through. The staff was very knowledgeable.

Thank fastfriends78
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Reviewed 29 June 2017

The Orphan Train Museum was our original purpose for traveling to Concordia - 6 teachers who had seen a presentation and had read some books about this period of history. It didn't disappoint - but please allow at least 2 hours if you really want...More

Thank nanalibrarian
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Celeste G
27 September 2016|
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Response from Glenn W | Reviewed this property |
I don't know that answer but I do know who to ask. Contact Lori Halfhide, head researcher at the museum. She will know their capabilities.
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Susan T
9 November 2015|
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Response from sharonhoblit | Reviewed this property |
Not sure what I said, there must have been a reason, but it seems the other responses indicate that it is fine. Great museum, do highly recommend it and be sure to check out all that Concordia, Kansas has to offer. Sharon
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