Laura Ingalls Wilder was born on February 7, 1867, in a small cabin near Pepin, Wisconsin.

You can visit a replica cabin that stands near the original location. Join Charlene Notgrass for a video tour . . .


What can you see and do in Pepin?

Little House Wayside 

The Laura Ingalls Wilder Memorial Society of Pepin owns three acres of the land that was part of the farm once owned by Charles and Caroline Ingalls. There is a replica of the Ingalls family’s log cabin, modeled after Laura’s description in her book. The woods have been cleared, and the area is now a modern farming community. The Little House Wayside is located about 7 miles north of Pepin on County Road CC and is open year-round for self-guided tours.

Barry Corner 

About one mile before you reach the Little House Wayside coming from the town of Pepin, you pass a tiny community called Barry Corner, at the intersection of County Road CC and County Highway 1. Laura and Mary attended Barry Corner School, taught by Anna Barry. 

Laura Ingalls Wilder Museum 

The Laura Ingalls Wilder Memorial Society maintains a museum and gift shop in the town of Pepin. The museum features Laura Ingalls Wilder memorabilia as well as items related to her times and the history of Pepin. The museum is on State Highway 35, also known as the Great River Road.

Laura Ingalls Wilder Park 

The town of Pepin has a park named in honor of the town’s most famous daughter, with a Laura Ingalls Wilder historical marker. It is located on State Highway 35 in Pepin. 

Lake Pepin 

The town of Pepin is beside Lake Pepin, which is the widest part of the Mississippi River. Like Laura and her family, you can gather pebbles and have a picnic.

Laura Days 

The town of Pepin hosts an annual Laura Ingalls Wilder and pioneer-themed festival called Laura Days every year on the second full weekend in September.