Charles Lindbergh's Grave in Kipahulu


Yes this seems to be an unlikely place to find the gravesite of such a famous American cultural hero. The location is rustic, remote and probably hasn't changed much since his body was buried here in August of 1974.  It is in yard, under the shade of a Java plum tree, near a limestone coral church, built in 1857.  I also like the the fun fact that the church is also notable for its window painting of a Polynesian Christ draped in the red-and-yellow feather capes that were reserved for Hawaii’s highest chiefs. Why not? right. What: A modest granite gravestone surround by lava rocks, designed by Charles Lindbergh himself. The he chose the epitath, from Psalms 139:9, which reads. If I take the wings of the morning, and dwell in the uttermost parts of the sea…C.A.L.’

Details: In the grounds of the Palapala Ho'omau Church, 8 miles south of Hana on the ocean side of the highway. Look for a sign for Maui Stables  just past Mile Marker #41 and turn onto a small dirt road that leads to the church.

Cost: Free

– By Mimi For HawaiiLocalGetaways