A free parking lot is available on the east side of the museum. Upon entering the Amelia Earhart Memorial Airport grounds, follow the road north until you see the museum on your left. Under no circumstances are vehicles allowed on the runway. Please remain on the east side of the airport fence for your safety.

Hours of Operation

Wednesday -Saturday: 10 am to 5 pm
Sunday: 12 pm to 5 pm
Last entry at 4 pm daily.
Closed Monday and Tuesday.


The Amelia Earhart Hangar Museum is proudly located in Atchison, Kansas – hometown of the first woman to fly across the Atlantic Ocean – at the Amelia Earhart Memorial Airport (K59).

Amelia Earhart Hangar Museum
16701 286th Road
Atchison, Kansas 66002

Just 45 minutes from Kansas City International Airport!


The Amelia Earhart Hangar Museum is accessible to those of various abilities. Handicap parking is available on the south side of the museum building with a ramp and sidewalk leading to the museum front doors. Restrooms are accessible with changing stations in both men’s and women’s restrooms.

Inside the gallery of the museum, each exhibit has accessible functionality, allowing people of all heights and statures to read the touchpoints.  The mezzanine level of the museum is accessible by elevator.

Arriving By Air?

*The Amelia Earhart Airport runway 16-34 will be closing for renovations on April 1st. The runway 16-34 will be replaced by runway 9-27, a 4,000 ft. x 75 ft. concrete runway. For any runway-related questions contact the FBO office at 913-426-5757

The Amelia Earhart Memorial Airport (K59) is a 24-hour airport and terminal with a courtesy car, fuel, pilots lounge and more. If you plan to fly in, please call the FBO at 913-426-5757 to coordinate your arrival.