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.rn