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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  • You don't have to be a history buff to enjoy beautiful home. We also enjoyed interacting with the staff who seem to have a true passion for Amelia and the home where she spent several years of her chi...  more »
  • Learned a lot about Amelia. House is beautiful. Many interesting pictures, letters, and artifacts. $6 entry fee for a self guided tour. A visitor gets a sheet of paper to read while touring. The volun...  more »
  • Our day trip to Atchison continued with a stop at this lovely home. How fitting that the Amelia Earhart Memorial Bridge was in plain view from the front porch. Inside we were greeted by the Director o...  more »
  • Very nice place to visit. The over look of the river from this house is beautiful. It was neat to read about Amelia and her husband. The little airplane Republics were neat as well.
  • Very Nice museum. My little girl was so happy to see the place because she made a book report about Amelia Earhart. We did enjoyed our visit.
  • Very enjoyable. Friendly and informative people. Set aside about an hour and a half.
  • Recently found out I am a distant relative of Amelia Earhart so this was fascinating to Janice and I...
  • Great piece of history. Really neat artifacts and memorabilia.

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