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Atchison Historic Driving/Walking Tours


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The rich heritage of architectural styles in Atchison make the city fascinating to tour. The walking/driving tour is 2.4 miles long and begins and ends at the Visitors Information center in the Santa Fe Depot. At average pace, the route can be walked in about three hours. You'll be enriched with this display of 19 historic register sites dating from 1879 including churches, museums, and private residences.

Atchison boasts one of the most impressive collections of Victorian homes in the Midwest. The greatest concentration of well-preserved homes is north of the downtown along 3rd, 4th, and 5th streets. But, there are dozens of other fine homes interspersed throughout town.


Address: 200 S. 10th
Phone: 913-367-2427
Our Email: tours@atchisonkansas.net
Our Website:www.atchisonkansas.net

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Amelia Earhart Birthplace Museum

Aviatrix Amelia Earhart was born in this home, built by her grandfather, Judge Alfred G. Otis, in the early 1860s. It it owned and operated as a museum by the Ninety-Nines, Inc., an international organization of women pilots. Earhart helped found the group in 1929

Atchison, KS Famous Homes

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

Atchison Co. Historical Society Museum

This museum in the restored Santa Fe Depot traces the history of Atchison County. Exhibits highlight Atchison's transition from a bend in the Missouri River to a busy commercial center for steamboats, westward-bound wagon trains and the railroads.

Atchison, KS Museums

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

St. Benedict's Abbey Church

Benedictine monks established St. Benedict's Abbey in the late 1850s. Today about 40 monks reside at the abbey on the northern edge of Benedictine College. The historic complex is listed in the National Register of Historic Places. The Gothic-style abbey, completed in 1929

Atchison, KS Historic Churches

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Atchison Historic Driving/Walking Tours

The rich heritage of architectural styles in Atchison make the city fascinating to tour. The walking/driving tour is 2.4 mile...