Laura Ingalls Wilder Historic Home and Museum, Mansfield

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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  • Stop in the museum first for your tickets to the 2 houses. The video is about 30 min and plays on a loop. The museum has some interesting things and is small enough to get through fairly quickly. The....  more »
  • We were staying at Big Cedar Lodge in Ridgedale, MO, and I just had to make a trip over to Mansfield and see the home of one of my favorite childhood authors. The homes have been well preserved, and.....  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.

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