Guided Tours

Explore Lindbergh’s childhood home and uncover the origins of a curious, imaginative child.

Tours are available during the summer and fall during regular site hours.

Guided house tour

Guided house tours are offered daily and depart every hour. Last tour at 4 pm.

Discover how Lindbergh's life along the Mississippi River influenced his future as an environmental activist, inventor, and aviation pioneer.

  • Tour the 1906 house furnished with original Lindbergh family objects — including the piano that survived a fire.

  • Hear stories about Charles’s experience seeing his very first airplane flying up the Mississippi River.

  • View original burn marks from an egg incubator that Charles built in the dining room.

  • Hear quotes from Charles’s writings as an adult describing his youth on the farm.

  • See the family’s restored 1916 Saxon Six automobile that Charles drove to California as a teenager.

Kid's Life tour

Kid's Life tours are offered daily at 10:30 am and 2:30 pm. 

Specifically designed for children 12 and under, this guided tour of Lindbergh’s boyhood home will show young learners the connection between their own lives and that of young Charles A. Lindbergh, through comparison and contrast of technologies, living conditions, and family life.

They will be exposed to Lindbergh’s world (1906-1917) through chores, entertainment, handling of artifacts, hearing stories, and using their own imaginations, just as he did.

Special presentations

Complex Legacy

Lecture and discussion offered daily at 1:30 pm in the theater.

Join us for a discussion about the historical documents, context, and Lindbergh's own words that give us insight into Charles Lindbergh's involvement with Germany and the America First Movement before WWII. 

Eagle's Wings

Lecture offered daily at 3:30 pm in the upper exhibits gallery.

Learn how Lindbergh prepared and accomplished his transatlantic flight, and why it was so important to the field of aviation in 1927, as well as today. See photos from the flight, hold replica artifacts of items Charles brought with him, and sit in the replica cockpit of the Spirit of St. Louis.

Have a group?

Please reserve your group of 10 or more people two weeks in advance. Groups of fewer than 10 people do not need reservations during open hours. Open year-round for group tours.

  • $8 per person; minimum $80 per group
  • $4 per person for nonprofit organizations serving limited income audiences
  • Free admission for tour leader and bus driver
  • Free on-site bus parking
  • Optional: Living history guided tour led by a costumed character (add $2 per person). Cookies and coffee (add $3 person)

Tours last 45 minutes. 90 minutes is recommended to allow time to explore the museum exhibits.

To schedule, call 320-412-1395 or email lindbergh@mnhs.org

  • Tours must be booked two weeks in advance to receive group rate
  • Additions or group cancellations must be made at least two weeks before scheduled visit
  • Non-refundable payment in full is due two weeks prior to visit
  • Please notify us in advance of any potential mobility issues or language/interpreter needs