Meet Melanie Benjamin, author of "The Aviator's Wife," during a book signing at the Lindbergh Historic Site, May 16 at 11 a.m. Find out more.
Charles A. Lindbergh State Park was created in 1931 when the Lindbergh family donated the farm to the state of Minnesota. It is named in honor of the aviator’s father, U.S. Congressman Charles August Lindbergh.
Charles Lindbergh helped establish the historic site by relating personal stories with content developers. More than 90% of the items in the home are original to the family.
Charles Lindbergh hatched chickens in incubators in his family's dining room. He accidentally left burn marks on the wood floors that you can see to this day.
Charles Lindbergh was the first person to fly non-stop, solo from New York to Paris, France. He flew 3,610 miles in 33 ½ hours on May 20-21, 1927.
After Charles' historic flight in 1927, he made a "Goodwill Tour" of the 48 states. It is estimated that 1 out of every 4 people in America went out to see him on that tour.
Lindbergh helped develop the perfusion pump, the first apparatus to keep a human organ alive outside of the body. The pump was used for scientific research.
Charles and his wife Anne were instrumental in establishing America's commercial airline industries. They helped map out new air routes, and contributed their famous names to numerous publicity events.
For a preview of what our site has to offer check out this video designed for field trip visitors.
Book clubs love to visit us after reading "The Aviator's Wife." Consider us for your next outing.