The Museum and Research Center are dedicated to the preservation of
the stories and artifacts of those who were part of the Orphan Train
Movement from 1854-1929.
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.