Almanzo & Laura Ingalls Wilder Association (ALIWA), incorporated June 5, 1987, is a volunteer, historic, educational non-profit organization. The museum/home-stead consists of 84 acres of farmland, woods, restored ORIGINAL post and beam constructed farmhouse (1840-1843), reconstructed post and beam framed barns and outbuildings, a museum/visitor center/research library/ archives/gift shop/ office building complex, orchard, covered picnic pavilion, and nature trail to the Wilder family frontage on the Trout River .

Almanzo and Laura Ingalls Wilder Homestead

This organization and historical site provide an educational opportunity through narrated tours, workshops, artifact museum, demonstrations, nature walk, archival research availability, school tours, and special events (i.e.. Christmas Story Hour, Harvest Festival & craft demonstrations and classes) for children and visitors to experience the period lifestyle of Almanzo Wilder who was born and raised here, 1857-1875. Interpretation of this site is based on the American classic book, Farmer Boy, written by Almanzo's wife, famed author, Laura Ingalls Wilder, as he described his recollections of his life here at this farm to her.

This historic house is the only ORIGINAL house on its original site of all those written about in the Little House book series. It is the only site dedicated to and original to Almanzo Wilder. It is an important piece of northern New York history.

Almanzo and Laura Ingalls Wilder Homestead

Almanzo Wilder: Life Before Laura Dean Butler portrayed Almanzo Wilder on the Little House on the Prairie television series from 1979 to 1983. After more than twenty-five years his on-going connection to the series and the Laura Ingalls Wilder community continues to provide Dean with great personal satisfaction and meaningful creative opportunities. He produced this wonderful documentary about Almanzo's life on the family farm in Burke, NY. This DVD is special for the entire family and can be purchased in our gift shop and our on-line store. Click here Click here to purchase!

Open May 27th.
Boyhood home of Almanzo Wilder will open Monday-Saturday 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. and Sunday at 12:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.


The mission of the Almanzo & Laura Ingalls Wilder Association is to educate people about the rural life in Northern New York from 1840 - 1875 through the preservation and restoration of the Wilder Homestead, Boyhood home of Almanzo Wilder, as depicted in Farmer Boy by Laura Ingalls Wilder.


The vision of the Almanzo & Laura Ingalls Wilder Association is to develop the Wilder Homestead into an interactive educational center, museum and working farm as in the time of Almanzo Wilder's childhood.

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