Laura Ingalls Wilder Home & Museum

The New York Times is quoted as saying “The house is bursting with treasures – a must detour for lovers of the Little House books.”

Though this site is outside of the borders of Freedom's Frontier National Heritage Area, its stories connect with heritage area themes and stories.

From touring the last of Laura’s homes, experiencing the restored homestead, to visiting the museum that contains the most comprehensive Ingalls and Wilder family collections in the world, one can truly say they have walked the pages of history.

Visitors can tour the historic farmhouse and see her study and writing desk, as well as the many treasures that remain exactly how Laura left them.

It was in the Rock House that Laura, at 65 years young, wrote the first four Little House books. Visitors can tour the beautifully-restored Rock House on Rocky Ridge Farm and learn of its unique building secrets. Laura and Almanzo lived in this home until 1936, when they finally returned to their beloved farmhouse.

Contact Information

3068 Highway A

Mansfield, MO 65704

Phone: 417-924-3626


Location Type


Historic Home


Interpretive Signs

Natural Area

Walking Tours

Site Info

AC / Heating

Bus / RV Parking


Group Tours

Hiking Trails




Water Fountain

Wheel Chair Accessible