Here's Where You Can Visit Amelia Earhart's Childhood Home

Amelia Earhart is a feminist icon as she was the first woman to fly alone across the Atlantic Ocean in 1932, according to Britannica. She used her fame to empower other women to go against gender norms and strive to accomplish goals they were made to believe could only be achieved by men. Unfortunately, her aviation journey came to an end when she and her copilot mysteriously disappeared in their attempt to fly around the world in 1937. Since then, the public has continued to speculate where she and her copilot ended up. But before all of this began, Earhart was a little girl with big dreams in the city of Atchison, Kansas. 

Fans of the famous pilot can visit her childhood home at 223 N. Terrace, according to the Amelia Earhart Birthplace Museum and Ninety-Nines. Earhart was born in 1897 and raised in this Gothic Revival for most of her childhood, although she has lived in many other cities. The home is truly a sight for those interested in the background of one of the most historically famous women.

Beautiful start to her journey

Earhart's cottage-style home is a beautiful gothic revival residence that is painted black and white, according to Amelia Earhart Birthplace Museum and Ninety-Nines. There is gorgeous detailing found around the exterior, with metal designs on the roof and windows. The front balcony also has a magnificent structure that compliments the medieval-style window. The path to the home is made of red brick and contrasts nicely against the neutral colors of the home.

As you make your way inside, there are different wallpaper designs as you step through each room, according to Kansas Travel. One of the rooms with a soft floral background is the actual space where Earhart was born! The windows create a feeling of a light and airy space, and the furniture — especially the rocking chair — goes along with the gothic design. Another memorable room is the formal dining room where the clothing worn by actress Hilary Swank, who played Earhart in "Amelia," resides.