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Louisiana Orphan Train Museum

233 South Academy

Mission Statement:

The LA Orphan Train Society is a non-profit organization dedicated to collecting and preserving those items that tell the history of the orphan train riders who came to the area by train from The New York Foundling Hospital between 1854 and 1929 and using this collection to inform and educate the public.
It is part of our ongoing mission to seek out the records of Louisiana orphan train riders of whom we are aware.  We continually seek to improve our methods of displaying the artifacts in the museum to make them informative and interesting to visitors.


sad huguet

Thursday, Aug. 2, 2018
The people at the museum were great. Not only did they help me with my grandmother's info. They were thrilled to put her info in the museum.

Shannon Adams

Friday, April 6, 2018
This was a very good experience. It is an aspect of history that very few people probably even know about. It would be an excellent idea for a school project or history competition. It only takes about 30 mins to an hour unless you get really interested and want to learn more. There are also some historical buildings around the museum which you can see and tour. Easy access to and from I 49.

Rick Newton

Friday, Sep. 29, 2017
A must visit! South Louisiana has a lot of history and you don't want to miss this. Visit is personalized by the ladies working here. You need to visit this museum. Also located in an antique village of original structures from the area.

Deane McKinley

Tuesday, June 5, 2018
Wonderful..History of and those children amazing.

Joanne Bordelon

Friday, Jan. 26, 2018
Wonderful place! Such sweet stories of kids adopted into Louisiana families.

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