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Historical Sites

The character and architecture of Atchison is something to behold. Turn of the century homes that sit on the bluffs of the Missouri River are spectacular. The full restored historic Santa Fe Depot houses the Atchison County Historical Museum, a Visitor’s Center, the Whiskey Depot and Locally Atchison, our tourism and chamber organization. Take in the beautiful campus of Benedictine College as well as Mount St. Scholastica. History and beauty will surround you in Atchison.
Travel back in time to learn of the history and significance of Atchison. See turn of the century homes that rose above the Missouri River on the bluffs of Atchison. A fascinating and interesting tour that will leave you more knowledgeable about the grand river town of Atchison.
Second Saturday of the month at 11:30am.

This historic site, located about five miles north of the City of Atchison, is where the Lewis & Clark expedition camped on July 4, 1804. A pedestrian bridge over Independence […]

On July 4, 1804, Lewis and Clark, exploring the new Louisiana Purchase, camped near this site. Fifty years later the town was founded by Pro-slavery men and named for Sen. […]

The Benedictine Sisters of Mount St. Scholastica have been in Atchison since 1863. St. Scholastica Chapel is rich with beautiful marble, a large rose window and stained-glass windows honoring seven […]

The Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hall of Atchison was built in 1922 to honor veterans lost in World War I and all veterans since. It is now home to the […]

St. Benedict’s Abbey is a Catholic, Benedictine monastery located in Atchison, Kansas. Founded in 1857, the monks of St. Benedict’s Abbey live by according to the Rule of St. Benedict, […]