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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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  • We headed to Atchison on our road trip of the mid-West USA to visit the town and this museum. Although it was 'just' a house where she was born and spent her childhood, there was alot of items to read...  more »
  • Well kept birthplace museum with nice shop, beautiful view and good exhibits. The garage Amelia 'flew' off of is still there. 
  • Was so impressed with this place. The volunteer who lead us through was so knowledgeable. What a great asset to Atchison. 
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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!