Amelia Earhart Birthplace Museum Atchison
Where is it at?
Amelia Earhart Birthplace Museum
223 North Terrace Street
Where are we going today?
Kids, do you know who Amelia Earhart is?
Well, if you don't, the best thing you can do is take a visit to the Amelia Earhart Birthplace Museum and learn all about this amazing woman!
You see, Amelia Earhart is one of the most celebrated aviators in the world. She is also incredibly inspirational to women, and young girls who can realize they can achieve anything if they want!
Now, at this museum, you can see where she was born and grew up. Dating back to 1861, the building is historic in itself, and is also listed as a National Historic Site - which makes it even more special!
Amelia Earhart lived in many cities across her life, but she considered Atchison her tome town, which means that experience is the closest remaining link to this amazing woman.
It's also a great way to step back in time, and see what life was like over 100 years ago. You can visit the Front parlor, or the Sun Room where the family would have had breakfast. You can even visit the origional kitchen, which is one of the oldest parts of the house.
Some of the artifacts and furnishings are actually originals of the family, and Amelia, so you can really connect with her story when you visit.
So why not take a step back through the history books, and give your kids a day out to be inspired by, and perhaps one day they will have a museum about them too!
How much does it cost?
- Children$1 (Under 12 years)
When can we go?
10am - 4pm Mon - Sat / 1pm - 4pm Sun
Closed major holidays, and Mondays from late Nov to mid Feb
It's a good idea to grab something in the area before or after your visit!.
Any Top Tips?
On their site they have a list of other Amelia Earhart attractions in the area, so you can really make a trip of her history.
Need a little extra help?
Give them a call to ask about accessibility.
Can I get one of those?
Take that pocket money, because there is a gift shop where you can pick up collectables, mugs, posters, apparel, souvenirs and more!.
Keep an eye out over win.
What people are saying?
by Michelle Staley
My husband and I visited in July and loved the place. The lady who greeted us at the door was very kind and was able to answer any questions we had as we wandered freely through this magnificent Victorian home. Some of the clothing worn by Hillary Swank in the Amelia E. movie are on display, there is a large library of books about Amelia as well as many of her personal items. It was well worth the $4.00 a person and I will return. Thank you to the 99's and the city of Atchison for making this available to the public.
by Amber Bodling