Laura Ingalls Wilder Historic Home & Museum is self-supporting and not-for-profit and relies entirely on admissions, membership contributions and sales from the Rocky Ridge Bookstore. Non-members can also do their part to help preserve and restore Laura’s Rocky Ridge Farm by making a donation of their choice through our on-line store. Learn more.
Welcome to the official Laura Ingalls Wilder Historic Home & Museum website. We hope the history and heritage found here will inspire you to begin making plans to visit this once-in-a-lifetime experience. Each year, more than 30,000 fans from all 50 U.S. states and about 20 countries make their own pilgrimage to visit the famous Rocky Ridge Farm historic homes and museum in Mansfield, Missouri. Here you’ll find the most comprehensive collection of Ingalls/Wilder memorabilia in the world. Start planning your special visit to Rocky Ridge Farm. Plan Your Trip Today!
Created by Ozark Public Television and narrated by award-winning actress Tess Harper. This video is a must-have for fans of all ages. Buy this Video!
Host Jim Baker with guests Jean Coday and Daniel Hancock explore Laura Ingalls Wilder’s remarkable life, and the future of the Mansfield homestead and museum. Watch this video.
Join us this September 17th for our annual celebration commemorating Laura Ingalls Wilder, America’s favorite pioneer girl, and her cherished Little House books. We are still in the planning stages. Please check back and we will update as all is finalized. We will be having our 2nd Annual Fiddle Contest on Wilder Day. It will be a great day to enjoy fiddle music on the property as well as hearing Pa’s Fiddle played. Go to Calendar of Events for details.
Wilder Days is an annual event that is held by the community of Mansfield, Missouri to remember and recognize one of their favorite and very famous residents,the late Laura Ingalls Wilder. You can learn more about why we take time to acknowledge and appreciate Laura at Laura’s Story Laura enjoyed living and working on their farm in the Mansfield community and spent many hours writing her childhood experiences of pioneer life in this country which became the favorite Little House books that children love today in many countries besides our own.
Venders and volunteers from the community gather to show midwestern hospitality to visitors during the celebration…hospitality that is common here all through the year.
We are seeking funds to help restore and create trails on Rocky ridge Farm. These trails will offer visitors a walk through history, experiencing the “Pathways to the Past” that Laura, Almanzo, and Rose used to walk from the Farm House to the Rock House and NOW including the new museum.
Now a few words from our Director:
You may have noticed that we are in the process of building a new Museum that is set to open March of 2016.
Many of our visitors inquire about walking the path to the Rock House, as you may remember, this path has been closed due to a much needed restoration. There is also a need for a walking path from the new museum to the Historic Farm House. The funds raised here would also cover the cost of paving the parking area.
We have undertaken a Fund Raising effort to make these walking paths a reality. You can show your support by making a contribution right here:
You will find a video explaining a little bit more of the project on the above link.
Please feel free to share this with anyone interested in helping us with the fund raising project.
Jean Coday/ Director of the Laura Ingalls Wilder Home & Museum, Mansfield, MO