Little House on the Prairie Museum, Inc.

Little House on the Prairie Museum

Little House on the Prairie Museum, Inc. is a

non-profit, privately owned historic site.  We are the location of the Charles Ingalls family homesite (1869-1871) in Kansas.

Hours of Operation

  1. -April 1st thru October 31st

  2. -Monday thru Saturday

  3. -10:00 am to 5:00 pm

  4. -Sunday

  5. -1:00 pm to 5:00 pm

  6. -Large groups please call ahead.

  7. -School groups welcome, call ahead to schedule a day with us!


2507 CR 3000

Independence, KS 67301


Calendar of Events

Opening Day

April 1, 2011

Spring Celebration

April 23, 2011

11:00 am - 3:00 pm

Prairie Days

June 11, 2011

10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Lamplight on the Prairie

October 2011

Date to be announced


It is just a simple one room cabin on the prairie. But the prairie with it’s open skies, seemingly endless horizon and tall grasses waving in the Kansas wind attracted homesteaders from all over the world.  In 1869 a young family from the woods of Wisconsin arrived to settle.  When Charles P. Ingalls, his wife Caroline Lake Quiner Ingalls and their daughters Mary, Laura and Carrie camped on the Kansas prairie little did they know it would change their lives and children’s literature forever.

A visit to Little House on the Prairie Museum, Inc. is like stepping back in time...

  1. BulletStand in the replica one room cabin and imagine the darkness of night and the stillness of the prairie disturbed only by the sounds of wolves howling. 

  1. BulletLook out the cabin’s small windows and picture drifts of snow so high that nothing around can be seen. 

  1. BulletImagine the smell of a warm crackling fire and the aroma of Ma’s cooking. 

  1. BulletLook at Pa’s hand dug well and imagine the hardships of daily life on the prairie.

  1. BulletStand in an untilled hay meadow carpeted with prairie flowers and imagine what young Laura saw so many years ago.

Little House on the Prairie

It All Began With A One Room Cabin on the Kansas Prairie...

Little House on the Prairie
Little House on the Prairie Museum