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Amelia Earhart Birthplace Museum, Atchison

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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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  • Who knew Amelia Earhart had her own fashion line, including luggage? Just one of the gems gleaned in this home, her birthplace and where she lived with her grandmother until age 12. The careful group ...  more »
  • Great tour of house with lots of pictures and memories. Docent was very knowledgeable and excited about Amelia's life. Don't miss this place if you are in Atchison or traveling to St. Joseph's MO.  more »
  • As far as old houses go, the house itself was a little underwhelming compared to other homes you can tour from that time period. That is not to take away from the work that was done restoring it and f...  more »
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  • 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.