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Louisiana Orphan Train Museum

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Lance K wrote a review Feb 2020
Tampa3 contributions
Museum was small but filled with good exhibits. Guides very knowledgeable.Untold bit of history.Hour is about right.
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Date of experience: January 2020
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lisapC2490LC wrote a review Jun 2019
Dallas3 contributions
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
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Date of experience: December 2018
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NegrilAnnie wrote a review Nov 2018
Louisiana89 contributions19 helpful votes
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 doesn’t have the quality or quantity of artifacts I thought it might considering all the children who lived in the area coming off the trains
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Date of experience: September 2018
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JIMMY P wrote a review Jun 2017
BURLESON183 contributions45 helpful votes
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.
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Date of experience: June 2017
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Travelcrow wrote a review May 2017
Woodstock, Vermont917 contributions301 helpful votes
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 lots of pictures of the orphans and the adopted families. Our guide told many interesting stories about families she knew and the connection to the orphans and the trains. Very moving visit with displays of the little children's clothing that they arrived with as well as a few toys, etc.
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Date of experience: March 2017
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