Charles Lindbergh's Grave

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Address 40990 Hana Highway, Hana, HI 96713
The final resting place of Charles Lindbergh.

• General: Cost: Free • General: Educational • Sightseeing: Great Views • Tours: Self Guided • Cultural & Historical: Heiau / Sacred Site
• Cultural & Historical: Memorials / Statues

Charles Lindbergh's Grave is located near the town of Hana on the island of Maui and is just that, the final resting place of Charles Augustus Lindbergh. You'll find it at the Palapala Ho'omau Congregational Church so be sure to check that page for directions and information or see our map pinpoint.

Note that this is a church with a graveyard so you're asked to be respectful and not touch anything and watch where you walk as some graves are barely marked.

Some History

Charles Augustus Lindbergh was born on February 4, 1902 and died August 26, 1974. He was an aviator, writer, explorer, and inventor just to name a few.

There are a variety of newsworthy events that propelled Lindbergh into the spotlight but it all started with his flight from New York to Paris. Lindbergh left New York on May 20, 1927 and landed in Paris 33.5 hours later on May 21, 1927. He was the first ever person to make that flight without any stops and did it using his plane, The Spirit Of St. Louis. He won the $25,000 Orteig Prize for doing that.

Although he became an instant overnight celebrity for that famous flight, things weren't always good. Another topic Lindbergh is famous for was "The Crime Of The Century" when his 20 month old son, Charles Augustus Lindbergh Junior, was abducted and held for ransom. Ransoms were paid but the remains of the child were found weeks later. This led to the creation of the Federal Kidnapping Act of 1932, also called the Lindbergh Law, which made kidnapping a federal offense (in certain cases at least). Though it's a comedy, the movie Raising Arizona is based on the Lindbergh kidnapping.

Before he died, but knowing his time was running out, he traveled back to Maui to spend his final days. His doctors warned that the journey along might kill him to which he replied, "I would rather spend one day on Maui than 30 days in the hospital." Many who visit Maui would agree with this. Lindbergh's cause of death was cancer of the lymphatic system according to his doctor and longtime friend.