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Laura Ingalls Wilder Home & Museum

Listed under Literary Locations in Missouri, United States.

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Hidden on a rural highway in South Missouri is an unassuming white house sitting on a hill. This humble abode was the home to none other than Laura Ingalls Wilder, author of the renowned Little House series.

This particular little house was built entirely by Almanzo, Laura’s husband, and is open for tours. Volunteers from the Wilder Home Association welcome guests to view a short film about the history of the location and then lead them through the first floor of the cabin-turned-farmhouse.

Afterwards, visitors are encouraged to get back into their vehicles and drive a bit further up the road to see the Rock House, the more modern home built for Laura and Almanzo by daughter Rose. Although the inside does not hold such an extensive history of their life (most artifacts are kept in the farmhouse), it does continue the story of their later years.

Once finished exploring the homes, a museum awaits, holding artifacts and information surrounding Laura’s life and the publication of the Little House books.

March 1 - November 15:

Monday thru Saturday 9:00AM to 5:00PM

Written by  Alex Witt.

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