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Atchison, KS

Amelia Earhart's birthplace is about 40 minutes from Kansas City.  Most people learn about Amelia in grade school; there is so much more to know about Amelia Earhart than just from a textbook!  What Amelia accomplished in 39 years 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, and an author - and that isn't all! 

The home that houses this wonderful museum grew from a one-room cabin to the three-floor home you see today from 1861 to 1872.  Amelia was born here in 1897 and lived here periodically from the ages of three to twelve.

Come explore our exhibit full of dreams of the sky and wishes come true. Be inspired and daydream in these beautiful rooms just as Amelia did. We hope that you will join us on a guided tour so that we can tell you about all the different items and historical significance to enlighten your visit and get the most out of your journey here. We encourage you to be curious and ask questions! 

Come and walk back in time and be inspired

Bring a Sweater or Light Jacket

In order to properly preserve the interior of the home and artifacts, we keep the temperature very chilly! For your comfort, we suggest bringing a light jacket, sweater, or cardigan!

Amelia Earhart with roses

Picture from the Alex Mandel Archives

Hours and Tour Information

Tours are conducted during our normal business hours: Tuesday - Saturday from 10 AM to 4 PM and Sunday from 12 PM to 4 PM

(last tickets sold at 3:30 PM)

We are CLOSED every Monday.

Family and Individual Tours: Self-guided tours take approximately 30 minutes to complete. You can read from a tour sheet or use a QR code for an audio guide. Please ask for assistance if you are unsure how to use the QR code.​


  • We are available for Walk-in tours 

  • On occasion, we may be able to open outside of normal operating hours for tours upon request. Give us a call for questions.

Guided Tours: 2 or more people. Tours may be scheduled Monday, Wednesday, and Friday from 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM.  Let us know if you have specific interests and we can customize a tour just for your group.

Group Tours: For groups of 31 to 60 people, please call the museum for availability at (913) 367-4217.

Gift shop hours: 10 AM to 4 PM.  Open 24 hours a day at our online gift shop at:

Virtual Visits are now available.  We can customize your tour as we walk through the museum.  

Front hall of the Amelia Earhart Birthplace Museum

Self-Guided Tours Admission:

Prices are subject to change. For most accurate pricing, call or email us.

  • Adults: $12

  • Adults 60+: $10

  • Military (active or retired): $10

  • Students K-12: $68

  • College Students (ID required): $8

  • Children 4 and under: FREE

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