Mail orders over the phone and through our website are available year round. The Historic Home & Museum is open March 1st - November 15th.A visit to Laura Ingalls Wilder Historic Home and Museum represents just the start of the adventure when you use our Mansfield trip builder tool to plot your vacation.
"Where the Little House Books were written." - In 1894, Almanzo & Laura Ingalls Wilder, with their daughter Rose, settled on Rocky Ridge Farm near Mansfield, MO. In 1932, Laura Ingalls Wilder published the first of her beloved "Little House" books. Laura's home is just as she left it, carefully preserved as it was in 1957. As the New York Times quoted, "The house is bursting with treasures...a must detour for lovers of Laura's books." Our new Museum/Library keeps Laura's and Rose's memorabilia safe and available for visitors. We look forward to your visit!
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Laura Ingalls Wilder Historic Home and Museum reviews
What a great museum to show life after traveling to Missouri and living. The museum was wonderful and then getting to tour both houses were wonderful. The guides were nice and knowledgeable more »
Stop by the main museum about 15 min before the next Rock House tour to buy your tickets. Drive 1 mile down the road for the tour. Then move back up the road a half mile to do the Farm House tour... more »
This was really a neat stop. You pay for your house tickets at the visitors center, where they have a museum full of artifacts belonging to the family as well as a gift shop. You get a ticket to tour.... more »
A wonderfully preserved look at Laura Ingalls Wilder's life! My family and I really enjoyed the tour, the rock house, and especially the museum. There's a decent amount of walking, but not extremely long or strenuous. Best of all, all of the buildings are air conditioned 😁 We had a great time, big thanks to the staff for making us feel welcome!
Laura was a childhood hero of mine and this visit was a once-in-a-lifetime bucket list moment. Got a little emotional seeing things in person that were iconic to the books, like Pa's fiddle, dresses like the White Lawn, and letters by Laura's hand. Walking through her home that was built and furnished mostly by Almanzo was just unreal. It was a true honor to visit and i will never forget it.
Really interesting place to visit. Museum was interesting and they still maintain a quite a bit of the historic artifacts. Visiting the house is a must and the tours conducted are very informative and entertaining. If time permits, make sure to visit the "Rock House" a great addition to the overall tour.
Interesting tour. Part of our American heritage that a few are trying to erase from our history. You can't get more wholesome than Laura Engalls but her delightful books are being removed from shelves all in the name of "racism". Nothing could be further from the truth. Very disturbing. I have purchased her books and her movie series, "Little House on the Prairie" for my grandchildren.
Walk the quiet path between farm house and Rock house! Close by Nellie's restaurant/ice cream parlor delightfully recreated a lunch of notorious quality .Loved it! 🤪
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