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Laura Ingalls Wilder Historic Home and Museum, Mansfield

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Mail orders over the phone and through our website are available year round. The Historic Home & Museum is open March 1st - November 15th.

"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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  • This was one of the highlights of my family's trip. Several of us are big Little House fans. They don't let you take pictures inside of the homes, which is a bummer. However, the farm house is... 
    This was one of the highlights of my family's trip. Several of us are big Little House fans. They don't let you take pictures inside of the homes, which is a bummer. However, the farm house is...  more »
  • If you are big fans of the tv show and the books, this is for you. There is a museum where you purchase tickets to tour the house. The museum is in a white building and has a nice gift shop and... 
    If you are big fans of the tv show and the books, this is for you. There is a museum where you purchase tickets to tour the house. The museum is in a white building and has a nice gift shop and...  more »
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  • This is a must see for Laura Ingalls Wilder fans! The museum is FULL of artifacts from her life and very informative about her parents and siblings as well. The farmhouse is beautiful and so special for true fans to see. The rock house was also great to see, and you should take time for both, but the farmhouse is incredible. We also walked the path connecting the houses and enjoyed the beautiful views. Gift shop was awesome and reasonably priced.
  • So neat that this home was left just as it was when Laura lived in it (until the day she died). Awesome museum and tour guides are so friendly and willing to answer all your questions. Worth the drive and seeing both homes as well as the museum. There are picnic tables so you could make a day of it. We were only there for a couple hours but 1.5 hrs is probably the minimum you jeed to see it all. There is a trail between each home, but the parking for the historic home is a short (block or so) walk unless you have handicapped parking or it's a quiet day and they tell you to use the handicapped parking. I believe you can also visit Laura's burial site, but we did not have time for that. This is my favorite site for sure of all the Laura Ingalls Wilder homes. Very neat to see how the home was built with short cabinets etc for Laura since she was so short, and to learn about her daughter Rose and the home Rose built for her parents. Worth a visit!

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