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Amelia Earhart Birthplace Museum, Atchison

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4.7/5 based on 80+ reviews on the web
The Amelia Earhart Birthplace is a historic building and museum that was the birthplace of aviator Amelia Earhart. It is located at 223 N. Terrace in Atchison, Kansas, United States.The house was built in 1861 in a Gothic Revival style and is on a bluff overlooking the Missouri River. In 1897 Amelia Earhart was born in the home, which belonged to her maternal grandfather, Alfred Gideon Otis (1827–1912), a former judge, president of the Atchison Savings Bank and a leading citizen in Atchison. The Earharts attended nearby Trinity Episcopal Church where Amelia was baptized. The birthplace was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1971 and is now a museum featuring memorabilia and artifacts about Amelia Earhart. The house served as a private residence until 1984 when a local citizen, Dr. Eugene J. Bribach, contributed $100,000 to the Ninety-Nines to acquire the property. Since 1984 the building has been maintained by the Ninety-Nines, an international group of female pilots of whom Amelia was the first elected president.
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  • Make sure you stop here. Louise had great stories about Amelia the history of the town. We would love to come back here when we have more pleasant. 
  • For anyone with an interest in aviation this is a great place to tour. Personal and professional history both represented. 
  • Well maintained historical site. Very poorly marked how to get there, we had to drive around a bit even though we were using an electronic map. Lots of pictures, paintings, and ephemera. Lovely restor...  read more »
  • Really nice looking place. With a very nice view of the river. Brings you back a little bit because in the old part of Atchison they still have bricked streets.
  • We go to the Festival every year. Great airshows, plus the best fireworks I've ever seen!
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  • My husband and I visited in July and loved the place. The lady who greeted us at the door was very kind and was able to answer any questions we had as we wandered freely through this magnificent Victorian home. Some of the clothing worn by Hillary Swank in the Amelia E. movie are on display, there is a large library of books about Amelia as well as many of her personal items. It was well worth the $4.00 a person and I will return. Thank you to the 99's and the city of Atchison for making this available to the public.
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