The Laura Ingalls Wilder Park & Museum is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. Its mission is to present Laura’s life in Burr Oak, Iowa, as a nine year old girl, as well as that of her family, their joys and their hardships. The Masters Hotel, where the Ingalls lived and worked in 1876, was built in 1851. Our museum board and staff are dedicated to preserving this historic site for future generations. We are grateful to our visitors and donors who make it possible to continue the museum’s mission, projects, building maintenance, and educational programming through tours, gift shop sales, donations, memberships, and fundraisers. Thank you for your consideration in supporting the Laura Ingalls Wilder Park & Museum.

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Annual membership entitles you to:
10% discount in the gift shop
Free admission to the museum
Newsletter subscription


The Laura Ingalls Wilder Park & Museum
is a 501(3)(c) non-profit organization.
Donations are tax deductible
Tax ID #24-7427633


Volunteers are always needed and welcome,
whether working as a tour guide, at a
fundraiser, a spring work day, painting...
Let us know what you have in mind!