The Curator will be on vacation several days in March, so the Complex may need to adjust open hours. Please check this page frequently in case the museum may have to be closed. Thank you for your interest in the National Orphan Train Complex and we appreciate your patience.
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 month of March is sponsored by the Mark A. Chapman Foundation in honor of Irene (McCully) Chapman.
Irene & Leo Chapman
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.