St. Landry Parish, LA

St. Landry Parish, LA

St. Landry Parish Tourist Commission | 337.948.8004 | www.cajuntravel.com

Here in the heart of Cajun Country, we host a wide range of events and activities for residents and visitors alike. Enjoy your stay in St. Landry Parish, Louisiana. This printable listing of events was generated on www.cajuntravel.com!

Attractions


Opelousas

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337-948-9922/337-942-7845
223 S. Academy St.
Opelousas, LA 70570

Louisiana Orphan Train Museum

The Louisiana Orphan Train Society, Inc. domiciled in Opelousas is dedicated to collecting and preserving those items that tell the history of the Orphan Train Riders who came to Louisiana by train from the New York Foundling Hospital between 1873 and 1929. Because of an increase in the number of occupants, the Sisters of Charity reached out to Catholic priests asking for assistance. In the spring of April and May in 1907 three trains arrived in Opelousas with children from the Foundling Home and matched with their new Catholic families using matching identification numbers. 

The LA Orphan Train Museum, located in Opelousas, has a large collection of original documents, clothing, and images on display and the museum's volunteers are mostly descendants of orphan train riders. The museum is the only one of its kind in Louisiana and second in the nation to the Orphan Train Museum in Concordia, KS. 

franco responable  
Ici on parle français. French is spoken here.

 Adults $5, Seniors (65 and over) $3, Children $3
Tuesday-Friday 10am-3pm | Saturday 10am-2pm

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337-948-9922/337-942-7845
223 S. Academy St.
Opelousas, LA 70570