Amelia Earhart Birthplace Museum, Atchison

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#6 of 26 in Historic Sites in Kansas
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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  • July 22, 2017
    We've been here a few times and since there has been so much about Ms. Earhart in the news lately, it's fun to see where she was born and spent a lot of her growing-up years. The docents usually have ...  more »
  • July 18, 2017
    Such a great tour, you really must see if you're visiting Atchison. Little girls get a huge kick out of the letters on Amelia's bed.  more »
  • July 15, 2017
    My family (3 teenage girls) actually turn off their phones and get interested in this attraction. The attitude of the home's namesake and the knowledge of the ladies guiding make it great.  more »
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  • July 7, 2017
    Very enjoyable. Friendly and informative people. Set aside about an hour and a half.
  • June 7, 2017
    Have to pay $5 to get yourself a self guided tour. Interesting piece of history, but could be so much more.
  • June 29, 2017
    We loved this place! It was full of history and very interesting.
  • July 5, 2017
    It's not a very big place but it's full of wonderful knowledge
  • June 6, 2017
    Great artifacts and replicas from the time of Amelia Earhart. I was disappointed to learn that she only spent a small part of her life in Kansas.

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