Amelia Earhart Birthplace Museum, Atchison

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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  • Very historic, with lots of information. Well worth the time to go thru this, love all the antique furniture.  more »
  • Lots of helpful factual information. Nice view of the Missouri River valley. A pleasant experience for all.  more »
  • Went with a group of about 30 people and got a guided tour of the house. The guide was knowledgeable and filled in all of the background of the large collection of photos and memorabilia. The house ov...  more »
  • Very enjoyable. Friendly and informative people. Set aside about an hour and a half.
  • Have to pay $5 to get yourself a self guided tour. Interesting piece of history, but could be so much more.
  • We loved this place! It was full of history and very interesting.
  • It's not a very big place but it's full of wonderful knowledge
  • 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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