Palapala Ho’omau Church
Final Resting Place Of The Lone Eagle
Perhaps he chose Palapala Ho’omau Church as his final resting place because the dramatic coastline and the serene setting makes it a perfect location for quiet meditation and reflection? Or was it the fact that the church is the first building to greet the sunrise on Maui? Possibly, or maybe it’s all of these reasons and more? He had such a deep love of Hana he vacationed here throughout his life and built a home in Kipahulu. Only a few grave sites dot its small, humble cemetery; however, Charles Lindbergh’s is among them, and not by accident. Maui’s locals are proud that he made it home.
The Palapala Ho’omau Church welcomes all to come and visit. They simply ask you not to disturb any of the flowers and gifts left at the gravesites and that you treat the entire grounds with respect. Palapala church was built in 1857 of limestone coral by some of the first Christian missionaries to the island. During that time there was a much greater concentration of Hawaiians living in and around this area, whereas today only a few families and farmers remain.