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 a 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 found this museum on the spur of the moment while visiting Kansas City and decided to take a short road trip. Atchison is about an hour north of Kansas City and a pretty drive (part of the way). Th...  more »
  • Guided tour with guides who know lots of family history. Many interesting artifacts on display. Nice view of Missouri River from frount porch. Worth a stop for history buffs.  more »
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  • Very interesting place. I just wish it wasn't in the middle of nowhere but if you happen to be anywhere close, you should go see it. They have all the outfits that Hillary Swank wore in the movie, Amelia, when she portrayed her. The house itself is really pretty with a nice view. While you're here, consider visiting the St Benedict Abbey one mile up the road.
  • Amazing exhibit and so fun to see all the historic collections about her life and adventures. Easy self guided tour. Staff was very knowledgeable about the history of the house.

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