Museums

Experience the life of Amelia Earhart at every point in her life at the Amelia Earhart Birthplace Museum and the Amelia Earhart Hangar Museum. Explore Atchison’s history at the Atchison Historical Museum, from the train era to life on a bustling river town. Atchison has many museums that will give you a glimpse into the fascinating people and events that made the town what it is today.

Amelia was born in the home on July 24, 1897 to Edwin Stanton Earhart and Amy Otis Earhart. Amelia’s father was a lawyer whose position as a railroad claims agent […]

Located at the Amelia Earhart Memorial Airport in an art deco-inspired 17,000 square foot hangar, the centerpiece of the museum is Muriel — the world’s last remaining Lockheed Electra 10-E — an […]

Hours:

Wednesday -Saturday: 10 am to 5 pm
Sunday: 12 pm to 5 pm
Last entry at 4 pm daily.
Closed Monday and Tuesday.

Through Education, Outreach, and Exhibition, our mission is to provide access to the arts and avenues for artistic expression in the Atchison community and throughout the region.    

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The Atchison County Historical Society & Museum is located in the historic 1880 Santa Fe Freight Depot in Atchison, Kansas. Dedicated to telling the story of Atchison County – the gateway […]

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Adjacent to the Santa Fe Depot, the Atchison Rail Museum features an outdoor collection of rail cars and is available for exterior viewing throughout the year. Northeast Kansas Railroad members […]

Built in 1882, this 25-room mansion is a glorious example of the opulence of the Victorian era. It is distinguished by a three-story castle-like tower.

Atchison is home to a vast collection of stately, turn-of-the-century Victorian mansions, and the three-story brick Queen Anne on Fourth Street is one of the most impressive. Built in 1885 […]

The Atchison Santa Fe Freight Depot, built in 1880, is a masonry building constructed with quarry-faced ashlar stone of contrasting corner quoins and fenestration surrounds. The building has two main […]