Little House on the Prairie Museum Opening Day
Dates: April 1, 2018
Location: Little House on the Prairie Museum
Address: 2507 County Rd 3000, Independence, KS 67301
Phone: (620) 289-4238
Time: 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Price: Adults $3Children $1
LHOPM is a non-profit historical site and museum dedicated to preserving the homestead of Laura Ingalls Wilder, 13 miles Southwest of Independence, Kansas. As a 501(c)3 organization, the goal is to continue to educate the public about the author Laura Ingalls Wilder, Little House on the Prairie Books, and life on the Prairie in the late 1800’s and early 1900’s. The museum stands on the original land where Laura Ingalls Wilder lived with her family in a one-room log cabin in 1870. Memories of her time here later inspired her to pen the indelible classic, Little House on the Prairie. She then created a series of nine books geared towards children but loved by all. The books depict the adventures of her family as they traveled across American pioneer country by covered wagon. The mission of the Little House on the Prairie Museum is to encourage a love of reading, Kansas history, the Kansas Prairie, and help keep the memory of Laura Ingalls Wilder alive through the preservation of the Kansas homestead of the Laura Ingalls Wilder. The staff and leadership at LHOPM strive to share with visitors the majestic Kansas prairie that inspired Laura Ingalls Wilder when living here as a young girl, and to continue to promote and encourage children’s literacy through the Little House books series. All proceeds benefit the site and its continued operation and up-keep. The historic site is the birth place of baby Carrie, Laura’s sister, and also includes a one room school house from 1872, as well as a one room post office and farm house from the same time period. The cabin that now sits on the Little House on the Prairie Museum site was reconstructed according to Laura Ingalls’ own descriptions by Brigadier General William A. Kurtis and his wife, Wilma Horton Kurtis, with the help of volunteers from the local chapter of the Jaycees from Independence in 1977 Little House on the Prairie Museum 2507 CR 3000 Independence, KS 67301 Due to an ongoing error with GPS technology, many GPS navigators and mapping services are unable to direct their users to our site. To avoid becoming hopelessly lost, please use the following directions: From the north take US Highway 75 South out of Independence approximately 12 miles. When prompted by the large "Little House on the Prairie Museum" billboard, turn left off the highway onto County Road 2700 (CR 2700) and follow the small historic signs to the site. Your destination will be on the right side of the road. From the south take US Highway 75 North toward Independence, KS. Look for the large roadside billboard and follow the historic site signs to turn right off the highway onto County Road 3000 (CR 3000). Continue down CR 3000 1.4 miles until you reach the site. Your destination will be on the left.