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Atchison, Kansas

  • Mount Vernon Cemetery

    Mount Vernon CemeteryMany of Atchison's founding fathers, who were also prominent Kansans of the time, are buried in this historic hilltop cemetery. Among those buried here are three Kansas governors, Senator John J. I...
    Mount Vernon Cemetery

Attractions and Upcoming Events

Royal Movie Theatre

The latest movies are shown on two screens at this historic theatre, which has been completely renovated.

Atchison, KS Theatres

Atchison County Courthouse

One of 13 Kansas courthouses designed by George P. Washburn, this ashlar limestone building was completed in 1897, and is listed in the National Register of Historic Places. The clock tower was raised an extra 12 feet from the original design so that it could be seen downtown.

Atchison, KS Historic Courthouses

St. Patrick's Church

St. Patrick's is the oldest Catholic structure in continous use in Kansas by the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Kansas City. In the spring of 1857, St. Patrick's was established by Rev. Augustine Wirth, O.S.B. The first church was erected in the fall of 1859

Atchison, KS Historic Churches

Trinity Episcopal Church

This charming limestone building was completed in 1868 according to plans of Richard Upjohn, who also designed Trinity Church on New York's Wall Street. The interior has beams and pews of native black walnut and lovely stained-glass windows. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places

Atchison, KS Historic Churches

Independence Park

On the Missouri river, the park offers camping, picnics, and fishing.

Atchison, KS Recreation

Things to do near Atchison, KS