Welcome to Burr Oak, Iowa!


The Ingalls' Dining Room

The Ingalls' Dining Room

Experience Laura Ingalls Wilder’s childhood home in Iowa.

We invite you to learn about the birth of Grace here, and the places where Laura Ingalls Wilder grew and developed her love of books and words – where stories flowed from the tombstones of Burr Oak pioneers in the cemetery where Laura and her friend Alice found solace in the quiet of summer afternoons on the hill by the Advent Church.

We invite you to come and see the view from the hotel that Pa managed while the Ingalls family lived and worked here — the view of Silver Creek that still flows as it did when the Ingalls girls waded in it. Little imagination is needed to see Laura’s footprints all around Burr Oak, mixed with those of the people who have come to see the places that helped to grow America’s gem of literature and history.

Our museum is nestled in one of the most beautiful areas of Northeast Iowa. You’ll enjoy seeing Laura’s historic home, the area and all of the attractions around it. Check back often for updates on the latest happenings at the museum.

Our gift shop/bookstore carries a large supply of books by Laura and other authors, biographies, clothing, jewelry, toys, dolls and much more. We’ve added a secure online version of the store where you can purchase all of these items and have them shipped directly to you.