Around the Town: Charles Lindbergh Site to Host 90th Anniversary Tours [VIDEO]
LITTLE FALLS - It's been nearly 90 years since Charles A. Lindbergh took the journey of a lifetime and became the first person to fly solo across the Atlantic Ocean.
On May 20, 1927 Lindbergh took off from New York and landed in Paris, France the next day. Saturday, a celebration will be taking place at Lindbergh's childhood home, now known as the Charles A. Lindbergh Historical Site in Little Falls.
Site Supervisor Jennifer Burr says they have many festivities planned for the day.
"At the Lindbergh site we're offering tours of the boyhood home as well as flight programs at 1 o'clock and 3 o'clock. There's a fun run that starts at 8 o'clock in the morning at the soccer complex in town and we have a scavenger hunt going on. "
Tours of the home will be between 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Burr says the tours will be hosted every 30 minutes with the exception of 11:00 a.m., 1:00 p.m. and 3:00 p.m. when they have the programs. She says programs are interesting for kids and adults.
"Usually with the elementary school aged kids that come through we talk about the flight, why did he decide to make the flight, how did it work, how did he navigate and what was it like to fly in that tiny airplane for 33 and a half hours."
Events continue on Sunday with a free flight for kids at the Little Falls Airport.
Admission to the event is $8 for adults and $6 for seniors, children, college students and veterans/active military. Children ages 4 and younger and MNHS members will get in for free.
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Videographer Justin LaBounty contributed to this story.