WHAT’S UP IN CONCORDIA, KANSAS: THE ORPHAN TRAIN TOWN?
You’ll find 6 sensational attractions in Concordia: The Orphan Train Town.
Number 1 is the National Orphan Train Museum, which tells the story of the Orphan Train Movement. Between 1854 and1929 an estimated 250,000 orphaned, abandoned and homeless children were placed out from New York and other east coast cities to rural communities across the country. The complex, which includes the Museum, Research Center and restored train car, is packed with pictures and artifacts that tell the story of what the children went through to survive. It is estimated that 1 in 25 people in the US know an orphan train rider.
During WWII POW Camp Concordia housed 4000 German prisoners and 1000 staff. Today visitors can see the stone guard tower, the Guard Post building and tour the museum inside T-9 warehouse by appointment. The 140′ Brick Mural is the longest sculpted brick mural in the US. The 1907 Brown Grand Theatre is a restored, functioning opera house. The Nazareth Convent, home to the Sisters of St. Joseph, welcomes visitors. The Cloud County Museum tells the story of the area.
Contact Cloud County Tourism to find out What’s Up in Concordia. They will cheerfully make arrangements for your visit to Concordia: The Orphan Train Town.
Cloud County Tourism
130 E 6 ST • Concordia, KS • 785-243-4303