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


March-mid-November: Mon-Sat 9 am-5 pm; Sun 12:30-5 pm; closed Easter Sunday.

Open one weekend in December for "Christmas with Laura."

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

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.

Historic farmhouse tour times:
Mon. - Sat. 9:30, 10:30, 11:30, 12:30, 1:30, 2:30, 3:30, and 4:30
Sun. 1:00, 1:30, 2:00, 2:30, 3:30, and 4:30

House tours are no longer than 30 minutes.

With the new visitor building, the Association wants the land around the farmhouse to look as it did when the Wilders lived there. So the old museum buildings will be torn down.

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