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Amelia Earhart Birthplace

    The wood-frame, Gothic Revival cottage is perched high on the west bank of theMissouri River. In 1873, Amelia's grandfather Judge Alfred Otis and grandmother Amelia Harres Otis added a brick Italianate addition to the rear of the home. Read More

    Brown Mansion

      Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, the beautiful home is situated in a commanding position atop a hill. Inviting first and second-story verandas grace the south and west sides. An ornate portico tops the porte cochere. These and other features have caused the home to be labeled the “Brown Mansion” ever since its completion in 1906. Read More

      Carroll Mansion

        John McCullough Foster came to Leavenworth, Kansas Territory in 1857, less than three years after the establishment of the town. Twenty-four year old Foster and his wife, Letitia, purchased Lots 8, 9, and 10 on the northwest corner of Fifth Avenue and Middle Street from William and Abby Marshall for $900.00. A carpenter by trade, Foster built the original… Read More

        Carry A. Nation Home

          The leader of the temperance movement at the turn of the century, Carry A. Nation is remembered here with a museum housed in her little gray stone house. Read More

          Eisenhower Boyhood Home

            The boyhood home of President Eisenhower has been kept as it was in 1946. Read More

            Evah Cray Museum

              Built in 1882, this 25 room mansion is distinguished by a three-story castle-like tower. The carriage house features a gift shop and a small theater showing a film on the architecture of Atchison. Read More

              Goodnow House

                Built in the 1860s and furnished with many family belongings, the Goodnow house reflects domestic life in the late 1800s. Read More

                Grinter Place

                Grinter Place

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                  Overlooking the historic Delaware Crossing on the Kansas River, Grinter Place was the home to Annie and Moses Grinter. Annie, a Lenape (Delaware), helped to farm, raise poultry and livestock, and planted an apple orchard. Moses operated a ferry and a trading post, where he traded with the Lenape Indians. Read More

                  Koester House

                    The Koester House Museum, nestled in the heart of downtown, is an excellent place to take a look at life in Marysville before the turn of the century. Still luxuriously furnished with the Koester belongings, including family portraits, clothing, toys and books, furniture and household items, the house is a rare gem, completed in 1876, renovated carefully since the… Read More


                      The museum complex consists of eight buildings, including the Immigrant House and the Turkey Red Wheat Palace. Six historic buildings from the community have been moved to the museum for preservation and restoration. Read More

                      Muchnic Art Gallery

                        The Muchnic house, one of the most elegant of Atchison's stately Victorian mansions, was built in 1885. The 14-room, three story, brick residence was built by a lumber merchant, George W. Howell. Read More

                        Old Cowtown Museum

                          36 buildings dating from 1865 to 1885 comprise this museum, including the city's first permanent house. Many of the buildings are furnished with period artifacts. Read More

                          Seelye Mansion

                            Fully furnished Georgian style built by A.B. (Doc)Seelye who made his fortune in patent medicines. 25 rooms, including a third floor ballroom and basement bowling alley. Furnishings purchased at the 1904 St. Louis World's Fair. Excellent condition. Visitors are allowed to enter every room, play the Steinway piano, go bowling. Continuous tours. Read More

                            Mueller-Schmidt House

                              The two and a half foot thick limestone walls make up this 1881 home. Rooms are furnished in period and displays include memorabilia of local pioneer women, antique clothes, and household items. Read More

                              Ward Meade Historic Site

                                Over 2 acres of botanical gardens surround the circa 1870 home. The home is furnished with period pieces. Read More