Field Trips: Charles Lindbergh House and Museum

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Charles A. Lindbergh became the first true global celebrity after his 1927 nonstop solo flight from New York City to Paris. Lucky Lindy’s legacy began here, at his childhood home.

Field trip options

Choose up to three of the following programs to create a two-hour experience for $6 per student.

Under the Lone Eagle's Wing

Grades K–3
Students learn about Charles Lindbergh’s historic nonstop flight across the Atlantic in 1927, as they view a full-scale replica of the Spirit of St. Louis. Learn about the airplane Lindbergh helped design, the route of the trip, Lindbergh’s experiences, the result of the flight, and its relevance to today’s aviation.

Same or Different

Grades K–3
Learn about Lindbergh’s world in the 1910s and the differences between events, places, and objects of the time, and those of today. Students can handle many items to gain a tangible sense of history as they collaboratively make connections between the past and the present.

A Boy's Life

Grades K–8
Tour Lindbergh’s childhood home and learn about his early days on the family farm. Using hands-on activities and stories from his life, students experience the chores and responsibilities he had as a boy.

On the Trail

Grades 2–6
Students go on a scavenger hunt as they explore the trails around the historic home and learn of Lindbergh’s interest in the environment. They will seek out and take photos of the plants and animals that were bountiful when Lindbergh was a boy

Dead Reckoning

Grades 4–8
Learn about Charles Lindbergh’s famous transatlantic flight and the navigation method he used to fly from New York to Paris in front of a full scale replica of the Spirit of St. Louis. Topics include flight preparations; the airplane, and how to use “dead reckoning” navigation, using time, coordinates, and instruments.

Charles A. Lindbergh Documentary

Grades 4-8
In this 17-minute documentary film, your students will learn about the flawed hero Charles A. Lindbergh. The film covers Lindbergh’s transatlantic flight, his contributions to science, role in the isolationist movement leading up to WWII and the early environmental movement, and the kidnapping of his son.

Academic standards

All programs support state of Minnesota academic standards in social studies.

Charles Lindbergh House and Museum

1620 Lindbergh Drive S.
Little Falls, MN 56345

Cost

  • $6 per student, $60 minimum group fee
  • Teachers free
  • One free adult per 10 students

Details

  • Length: each program is 20 to 40 minutes, choose up to three programs to create a two-hour experience 
  • Free bus parking
  • A picnic shelter is available across from the historic site

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