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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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  • 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 »
  • This home has a lot of history. It is a beautiful little home where Amelia Earhart grew up. $6 a person for adults was a fair price for admission. The staff are very nice and very helpful.  more »
  • Spring Break and my friend and I have been trying to visit some local places that we haven't seen before. Today's destination was Amelia Earhart's childhood home. This house is truly amazing. It overl...  more »
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  • Such an interesting place. A must for any Aviation or Amelia Earhart fan. So much history located there. Very much worth a visit.
  • 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.
  • Came here in 07. Absolutely loved it. Plan on going back.
  • There was so much about Amelia Earhart that we did not know! Such a historical landmark for Atchison.
  • We go to the Festival every year. Great airshows, plus the best fireworks I've ever seen!