Atchison, KS

Amelia Earhart's birthplace is about 40 minutes from Kansas City.  In many states, you learn about her in the fourth grade.  But there is so much more to know about Amelia Earhart.  What Amelia accomplished in 39 years of living is astonishing.  She was so much more than an aviator.  She was a photographer, a wife, a stepmom, a sister, a daughter, a friend, an airline owner, a clothes designer, a college advisor, an author, a great orator to just name a few. 

The 1940's home grew from a one-room cabin to a three-floor home from 1961 to 1972.  Amelia was born here in 1897 and lived here from three to twelve years old.  

Come and walk back in time and be inspired. 


We are open for tours by appointment (or walk-in's may have to wait a few minutes).  Our hours may have changed.  Please call to check the times.

Tuesday through Thursday we open at 10 am and the last tours start at 1:15 pm and on Friday and Saturday's we open at 10 am and the last tour starts at 3:15 pm.  

Gift shop hours are 10 am to 2 pm Tuesday through Thursday

And 10 am to 4 pm Friday and Saturday.  


Self-guided tours take about 30 minutes.  You can read from a tour sheet or use a QR code reader that talks to you in each room.  (QR code readers are on many phone cameras.  If you don't have a QR code reader, you can download them for free.) ​We stagger guests and groups by taking appointments for tours.

Wilmer Stultz Amelia Earhart and Lou Gor
Picture from the Alex Mandel Archives.


  • Adults are $8

  • Seniors are $6

  • Military (active or retired) are $4

  • Children ages 5-12 years old are $4

  • 99s are $6 (women pilot organization)

  • Groups of 10 or more are $6 each 

  • KS residents with children can come for free this summer:  2 adults or guardians with children can come for FREE if you are Kansas residents.  Download the app Sunflower Summer and see the many venues that you can visit for free this summer.  Sponsored by the KS Department of Education.  This offer expires 8/15/2021.