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Louisiana Orphan Train Museum

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It was neat and loved the trains , if I rember right they had a train to take you a few places and... read more

Reviewed June 4, 2019
Very Interesting and Lovely Staff

Had heard of and read a book about the Orphan Trains that took orphaned children from the New York... read more

Reviewed May 2, 2017
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Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
223 S Academy St, Opelousas, LA 70570-7318
+1 337-948-9922
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Reviewed June 4, 2019

It was neat and loved the trains , if I rember right they had a train to take you a few places and back to the station think we all enjoyed that ride

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed November 7, 2018 via mobile

I grew up hearing so many stories of the orphan train coming to Southwest Louisiana but I was disappointed in visiting this museum. The docent was quiet and could not always understand us and didn’t have answers to many of our questions. The museum itself...More

Date of experience: September 2018
2  Thank NegrilAnnie
Reviewed June 12, 2017

Just got to see the outside of the building. They had closed early for the day, I guess they were not expecting anyone else to show up. It was close to closing time.

Date of experience: June 2017
2  Thank JIMMY P
Reviewed May 2, 2017

Had heard of and read a book about the Orphan Trains that took orphaned children from the New York City Foundling Home out to the western US states, but did not know about some of the trains coming to Louisiana. Beautiful and interesting museum with...More

Date of experience: March 2017
4  Thank Travelcrow
Reviewed April 21, 2017

Museum tells story and displays memorabilia of the the thousands of orphaned children brought by train from New York City's Foundling Home to be adopted by Louisiana families during the 1800s. The property also displays various actual historical businesses and homes of that era which...More

Date of experience: April 2017
3  Thank Jane N
Reviewed February 27, 2017

This is a very good museum and the volunteers that were there the day we visited made it an excellent one. This wasn't an ordinary volunteer position but a passion. She was able to make the stories alive and memorable.

Date of experience: February 2017
3  Thank SKWKS
Reviewed July 26, 2016

Very nice large museum highlighting a relatively unknown historical event, the bringing of many orphan children from the New York area to Opelousas area many years ago. Interesting exhibits and well-versed staff.

Date of experience: April 2016
2  Thank Francis J
Reviewed May 8, 2016

Went to the museum expecting a sad story of mistreated orphans. I was VERY WRONG. There is a history there........that says a lot. Some of the children went to rich families.......and others went to families......and worked. But........in that time......children worked on farms. My Grandparents worked...More

Date of experience: April 2016
2  Thank meanymer
Reviewed August 25, 2015

Unique experience to go back in time to visit a very historic era. Displays were educational and photos were heartwarming. My maternal grandmother rode the Orphan Train.

Date of experience: September 2014
3  Thank W785VVsusanm
Reviewed July 26, 2015

This wonderful museum tells the amazing story of the thousands of orphans placed by the New York Foundling Hospital in the 1800s into the 20th century. We received a personal tour by a Sister whose father came to Louisiana on an orphan train. The museum...More

Date of experience: July 2015
4  Thank Dave C
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Maxene S
August 28, 2015|
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Response from LaOrphanTrainMuseum | Property representative |
The fall is a wonderful time to visit Louisiana. We'd love to meet you and hear about your father. The standard ticket price is $5 per person, or $3 for large groups.