Their daughter Rose became quite a successful author and journalist and decided to build a new "modern" home for her parents. The home she built was "The Cottage" from Sears, Roebuck and Company. Laura wanted to have stones on the exterior, but the original plans called for shingles. The home Rose built was much larger than the original floor plans...more
We bought Senior tickets for $6 each in the entry to the museum. They had a tour ready so we started with the movie and then the guided tour through the house. We couldn't take any pictures inside. Laura and Almanzo Wilder moved to Mansfield, Missouri in 1894 where they built a small one room home and started their farm. Laura named it Rocky...more
This is the place where Laura Ingalls Wilder wrote her 'Little House Books' and where Laura & Almanzo lived until their deaths.Park in the small parking lot across the road and make your way up to the museum where you can purchase your tickets & look at the museum whilst you're waiting for your tour.The museum contains many personal items belonging...more
This is the home that Almanzo built when they moved to Mansfield. This is the home that Laura wrote the Little House books in. There is a small museum housing artifacts from the book (like Ida's piece of lace and Ma's pen shaped like a feather) as well as plenty of photographs. You can tour the house, which is exactly like it was when Laura lived...more
Rose, the youngest daughter of Almonzo and Laura, became a well-known and successful writer, as well. She felt that her parents should not have to continue living in the modest surroundings of their old farm home, and had this beautiful cottage built for them, a short walk over the hill and through the woods, from their old home. The Ingalls lived...more
In 1894, Laura, husband Almanzo and daughter Rose came by covered wagon to Mansfield from De Smet, South Dakota. They purchased forty acres of land where they established a dairy, fruit, and poultry farm. The farm later grew to 200 acres. In this home she authored the series of "Little House" books, published between 1932 and 1943. Almanzo died at...more
For the true fans of Laura Ingalls Wilder, a visit to her grave site is in order. At the museum and home, we were given a map with easy directions to the city cemetery where her remains lie.