Atchison has a wealth of historical buildings. In fact, Atchison has the fourth greatest number of nationally designated historic places after Wichita, Topeka and Lawrence in the state of Kansas, but over five times the number of historic places per
square mile than other cities in Kansas. Learn more

Atchison has five museums that display different aspects of the community. The history, art and architecture of the community are showcased in historically significant sites within the community.

In August of 2016, the community of Atchison welcomed their new resident “Muriel”, a 1935 Lockheed Electra L-10E airplane identical to the model flown by Amelia Earhart during her attempted world flight. Funding for Muriel was provided by the Atchison Amelia Earhart Foundation. The Foundation is currently working on plans to construct a permanent home for Muriel, a museum dedicated to Amelia, a working terminal for the airport, as well as other amenities.