At the Laura Ingalls Wilder Historic Home & Museum in Mansfield, Missouri, you can see Pa's fiddle and so much more!

What can you see and do in Mansfield?

Laura Ingalls Wilder Historic Home and Museum

Visitors can tour Almanzo and Laura’s Rocky Ridge farmhouse, which was completed in 1913, as well as the Rock House which Rose had built for her parents in 1928. The farmhouse appears as it did in 1957 when Laura passed away. A vegetable garden is maintained on the farm as a tribute to Laura’s passion for gardening. The museum houses many keepsakes from the Ingalls and Wilder families, including Pa’s fiddle, Laura’s needlework, and tools made by Almanzo. Original manuscripts of the Little House books are also on display.

Mansfield Town Square

In downtown Mansfield stands a bust of Laura, a replica of the one that stands in the Hall of Famous Missourians in the Missouri State Capitol building in Jefferson City.

Laura Ingalls Wilder Library

The local public library, located on U.S. 60 Business Route, is named after Laura and has a small display related to her life and books.

Mansfield Cemetery

Almanzo, Laura, and Rose are buried in this cemetery, located on Lincoln Street.

Laura’s Memories

This musical drama based on Laura’s life is presented during the summer and early autumn of each year in an amphitheatre at Mansfield Recreational Park.

Wilder Days 

Held on the third weekend in September in downtown Mansfield, Wilder Days features music, vendors, and children’s programs. Special events also take place on Rocky Ridge Farm.

Christmas at Laura’s

Christmas is celebrated in a special way each year at Rocky Ridge Farm in late November or early December. You can see Rocky Ridge decorated with vintage Christmas decorations, taste treats made from Laura’s own recipes, and hear music played on Pa’s fiddle.