Charles Lindbergh's Grave

4.5 stars from 7 reviews
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

Full Description
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.

Aimee T
Joined: Jan 2018
Reviews: 21
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Probably best for those with an interest in history versus those who have no interest in it. What's odd is that it's just a tiny grave marker when I expected something a bit more grand I guess.
Brett D
Joined: Mar 2017
Reviews: 56
Likes Received: 1
This is another one of those things you read about in history class in school. But seeing where he was buried was interesting. I am thankful my parents took us to so many places on history so I can one day do the same for my children. Nice place to check it out.
Lisa F
Joined: Jan 2017
Reviews: 48
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Had no idea at first that he was even buried here. The first time we went we could not even find it and then we followed the guide books and there he was. So to speak. Lovely little church and so quiet and peaceful where his final resting place is. He was quite the philanderer as you can read up on him.
Vickey W
Joined: Mar 2017
Reviews: 123
Likes Received: 46
This was part of our Road to Hana tour. Husband is a history buff so it was nice to see the well maintained area but was a little disappointed.
Phyllis C
Joined: Jul 2016
Reviews: 14
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Beautiful, tranquil spot. Great ocean views for reflection.
Joined: Apr 2016
Reviews: 237
Likes Received: 33
We stopped here on our Road to Hana tour. You would think that a person of this fame would have a bigger grave stone? It is off the beaten path. Still interesting that his final resting place is in Maui. The tour guide was nice enough to stop and those of us that we're wanting to get off and look we could.
Paul &
Joined: Mar 2016
Reviews: 17
Likes Received: 3
Our tour guide stopped here and then let us wander around freely. I found the place fascinating and could have wandered a much longer time learning the history of Charles Lindbergh and the other occupants. I consider it one of the highlights of the Hana tour.
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