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The mission of the Little House on the Prairie Museum is to encourage a love of reading, Kansas history, the Kansas Prairie, and help keep the memory of Laura Ingalls Wilder alive through the preservation of the Kansas homestead site of the Charles Ingalls family.

We are a non-profit historical site/ museum dedicated to preserving the homestead of Laura Ingalls Wilder 13 miles Southwest of Independence, Kansas.  

Laura Ingalls Wilder is the writer of the iconic and cherished Little House on the Prairie books, loved by all.  We have been in operation since 1977, although the sight was discovered in 1969. Our goals are to share with our visitors the majestic Kansas prairie that inspired Laura Ingalls Wilder when living here as a young girl, and to continue to promote and encourage children's literacy through the Little House books series.

All proceeds benefit the site and its continued operation and up-keep.  Our site is the birth place of baby Carrie, Laura's sister, and also includes a one room school house from 1872, a one room post office from the same time period, and a replica log cabin like the one the Ingalls lived in during their time in Kansas.


Join us on the second Saturday ever June for Prairie Days and celebrate the spirit of pioneer life! Please feel free to contact us, we would love to hear from you.

*All items sold go towards maintaining the museum  

  • Located 11 miles outside Independence, Kansas off Highway 75

  • We've been in business since 1977


  • (620) 289-4238 


  • Our Facebook page is under Little House on the Prairie Museum or at the following link:



“The real things haven’t changed. It is still best to be honest and truthful; to make the most of what we have; to be happy with simple pleasures; and have courage when things go wrong.”   — Laura Ingalls Wilder

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