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Welcome to the Wilder Homestead

Visit us for a walk through history and learn more about the Wilder family and the place where Almanzo grew up.

Welcome To The Farm

Join us for a tour around the Wilder Homestead, the boyhood home of Almanzo Wilder and site of the book Farmer Boy, by Laura Ingalls Wilder. Immerse yourself in mid 19th century rural history and experience farm life in northern New York State when the Wilders lived and worked in this place…


Take the tour and engage with history!

Take The Tour

We love to show people the Almanzo Wilder Farm!

Join us for a guided tour. In the 2024 season, visitors are encouraged to reserve their tour in advance or plan to arrive in time for one of the scheduled tour times: 10:00am, 12:00pm, or 2:00pm.

The Visitor Center, with its museum and gift shop, is open to the public at no charge during open hours.




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About Our Organization

The Almanzo & Laura Ingalls Wilder Association purchased this property in 1987 and began the immense project of restoring the house to reflect the time the Wilder family lived there. 


The barns were built according to drawings Almanzo made for Laura. The most recent addition is the replica one-room schoolhouse. Tours will connect visitors to the Farmer Boy story and to the way of life in 19th-century rural life in Northern New York.


The site is on the National and New York State Registries of Historic Places and is a United for Libraries Literary Landmark.

Thank You to Our
Local Business Supporters.

The homestead’s restoration and history preservation are made possible by generous individual and business supporters. Your donation of any size helps maintain this beloved historical site, making it possible to welcome visitors and offer programs, events, and educational tours for years to come. We are currently working on raising funds for significant repair and replacement work for both the barns and house roofs. All donations are very much appreciated!


 ALIWA is a 501 C-3 organization and a donation acknowledgment form can be provided upon request.

Upcoming Events

We love to host demonstrations and interactive activities throughout the year. Here are some of our upcoming events!

Caroline D.

"Visited a couple of weeks ago and had the BEST tour with Donna. She was so friendly, knowledgeable, and full of amazing stories and information! It was great to see how excited she was to share our excitement and enthusiasm with us!"

Michael W.

"Had a wonderful time. The tour was fantastic and it was great to see the real buildings described in the book. They have done a fantastic job of recreating the farm."

Rich K.

"We thoroughly enjoyed the guided tour back in time. I would highly recommend a visit. Little house on the prairie or not, this is an accurate, educational opportunity to life of a former Era. Go. Enjoy. Learn."

Visit Us Today

Join us for an hour or a whole afternoon. We are excited to show you everything that makes this site a historic treasure. 

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