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“Atchison is worth the short drive!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Amelia Earhart Birthplace Museum

Amelia Earhart Birthplace Museum
Atchison, KS
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Ranked #1 of 12 Attractions in Atchison
Type: Historic Sites, Cultural
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Owner description: Childhood home of Amelia Earhardt which is filled with much memorabilia.
Atchison, Kansas, United States
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11 reviews 11 reviews
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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
“Atchison is worth the short drive!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

The Amelia Earhart Home is worth visiting. So much history and you can spend as much time in the house as you like. Have taken all my grandchildren there, usually more than once.

Visited August 2012
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Fort Myers, Florida
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“AE was a women way ahead of her time”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2013 via mobile

The home was quite affluent and nicely decorated to period but the emphasis was on The adventurous life of Amelia Earhart, a woman well ahead of her time.

There were a few AE artifacts scattered about the house but the highlight was the photos and the great character they captured. AE was an over achiever in many ways. I gathered fame afforded her many things at the cost of a private life most of us take for granted.

The 99s along with the mystery of her disappearance maintain her legendary charisma. The museum is simply a platform for celebrating the achievements of all female pilots and astronauts

Your visit will be inspirational but you'll need to do your own research to learn more about AE. The museum is a glimpse that will tease you to learn.

Ask the docent whatever questions come to mind. My docent was Louise. She's ready to fill in the blanks like a veteran librarian

Visited July 2013
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Dorchester, Nebraska
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“Fascinating glimpse into the past”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2013

We were passing through Atchison with another couple and thought we could spend a half hour on a quick tour of this lovely old home which had belonged to Amelia's grandparents. Turns out it was so interesting we stayed longer than we had planned. The old house and period furnishings alone are worth the $5 admission, but add in all the interesting memorabilia about Amelia and her adventures and it is money well-spent. The house is in an old historic section of Atchison and is situated on a high bluff overlooking the Missouri River. It was fun to imagine summer evenings on the porches watching the steamboats travel up and down the river as Amelia surely must have. The volunteer gave us guides for the self-guided tour and then shared a lot of extra information when we asked. She was quite knowledgeable about some of the recent developments concerning Amelia's disappearance. Well worth the time. Also, be sure to drive up and down the streets in the neighborhood to see one of the best historic districts in the Midwest. Block after block of beautiful grand old homes, the kind most cities razed years ago, but here these are, free for the viewing. Don't miss it.

Visited June 2013
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“Interesting place; Worth a stop if you're in the area”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2013

Stopped during a daytrip to Atchison. We were not sure what to expect, but decide to pay the five dollars per adult to go inside and check it out. I'm glad we did.

I like old homes, so the house itself is nice to walk through. It is a self-guided tour that we took at our own pace. Most of the furnishings are from the era but not from the Earhart family, however there are a few furnitire pieces that were believed to be, and there is lot of real memorabilia through the house. We spent about an hour in the home. We were the only visitors at the time.

There were two women working in the home, and both were very friendly and had interesting stories. It was clear that both were very versed in Amelia Earhart history.

The kitchen had been converted into a small gift shop with a wide selection of books along with various prints and a few pins and trinkets. We visited at length with the woman working in the gift shop and learned a lot about Amelia's life, and also heard some stories about some of the visitors to the home over the years.

Overall it was a fun visit and we were glad we spent some time there. I did not know a lot of details about Amelia Earhart before the visit, but left wanting to do some research.

Visited June 2013
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“Fabulous”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2013

Go for the decor, and sit on the porch and imagine you are a young Amelia, looking out over the river and dreaming of flying. The interior of the home is fascinating, especially Amelia's bedroom she used when she visited her grandparents.

Visited June 2013
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