Charles A. Lindbergh House
Built in 1906, the Charles A. Lindbergh (Sr.) House was the childhood home of the famous aviator, Charles Lindbergh, who was the first person to fly from New York City to Paris in 1927. The house is located in a large 569 acre park, 110 of which comprised the family's property. Visitors can learn about the Lindbergh family and Charles' experiences growing up that inspired him to fly in the visitor center. Exhibits include a recreated attic that features Charles' toys and souvenirs, and a scale replica of the Spirit of St. Louis cockpit simulator. The house is National Historic Landmark and is also listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Amenities in the park include hiking trails, camp sites, picnic areas, and access to the Mississippi River. The park also contains Works Progress Administration buildings constructed during the New Deal era; these were named, collectively, a National Historic District in 1989.
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