Field Trips

Charles A. Lindbergh Historic Site

The childhood home of Charles A. Lindbergh is the setting for hands-on programs exploring his impact on world history and his relevance today. 

Academic Standards: 

All programs support state of Minnesota academic standards in social studies. Many also support science and math standards.

Field Trip Options

Charles A. Lindbergh Documentary

In this 17-minute documentary film, your students will learn about the flawed hero Charles A. Lindbergh. The film covers Lindbergh's trans-Atlantic 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.

Grades: 4, 5, 6, 7, 8 Cost: $6 per student

A Boy's Life

Learn about what it was like to be a young boy who had to run a farming operation during the First World War, as Lindbergh did. Using hands-on activities and stories from his life, students experience the chores and responsibilities Lindbergh had as a young boy. 

Grades: K, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8 Cost: $6 per student

Dead Reckoning

Learn about Charles Lindbergh's famous trans-Atlantic flight and the navigation method he used to fly from New York to Paris. Topics include flight preparations; the airplane, The Spirit of St. Louis; and how to use "dead reckoning" navigation, using time, coordinates and instruments. Using the flight simulator, students can experience the challenges of this record-breaking flight.

Grades: 4, 5, 6, 7, 8 Cost: $6 per student

On the Trail

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 the plants and animals that were bountiful when Lindbergh was a boy.

Grades: 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 Cost: $6 per student

Same or Different

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 past and present.

Grades: K, 1, 2, 3 Cost: $6 per student

Under the Lone Eagle's Wing

Children learn about Charles Lindbergh's historic non-stop flight across the Atlantic in 1927, using a mock cockpit with a flight simulator. 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.

Grades: K, 1, 2, 3 Cost: $6 per student