Annually, thousands of visitors tour the National Historic Site to learn about the life of one of the world's most influential female aviators. Since the Museum opened to the public, it has consistently proven to be a leading public attraction in the Atchison area.
Located in the Historic 18th & Vine Jazz District, the American Jazz Museum showcases the sights and sounds of a uniquely American art form through interactive exhibits and films, the Changing Gallery, the Blue Room jazz club and the Gem Theater, a 500-seat performing arts center.
Today Oliver Anderson's mansion is best known for the three bloody days in 1861 when it was a fiercely contested prize in a Civil War battle between the Union army and the Missouri State Guard. In addition to tours of the Anderson House, you may explore the 100 acres of the battlefield. A visitor center with exhibits and audio-visual programs explains the stirring events of Sept. 18-20, 1861.
Established in 1827, it is the oldest fort west of the Mississippi River in continuous operation. Features Frontier Army Museum, Buffalo Soldier Monument, Berlin Wall Monument, Oregon & Santa Fe Trail wagon ruts, national cemetery, 17 historical wayside tours.
Fort Osage was the second U.S. outpost built following the Louisiana Purchase. The site, overlooking the bends and currents of the Missouri River, was first observed on June 23, 1804 by Clark during the Voyage of Discovery as a likely spot for a fort. Today's Fort is a reconstruction from original plans still in existence in Washington, D.C.