It is just a simple one room cabin on the prairie. But the prairie with it’s open skies, seemingly endless horizon and tall grasses waving in the Kansas wind attracted homesteaders from all over the world.  In 1869 a young family from the woods of Wisconsin arrived to settle.  When Charles P. Ingalls, his wife Caroline Lake Quiner Ingalls and their daughters Mary, Laura and Carrie camped on the Kansas prairie little did they know it would change their lives and children’s literature forever.

 
It All Began With A One Room Cabin on the Kansas Prairie...





Spring 2014 Hours (April 3-May 11)

Closed: Monday and Wednesday

Open: Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday 10am-5pm

Sunday 1pm-5pm


Summer 2014 Hours (May 12-August 10)

Closed: Monday

Open: Tuesday-Saturday 10am-5pm

Sunday 1pm-5pm


Fall 2014 Hours (August 11- October 31)

Closed: Monday and Wednesday

Open: Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday 10am-5pm

Sunday 1pm-5pm


Please note that hours are subject to change as we have a very small staff.  Please check this website, our Facebook page and our voicemail for schedule changes. 


Admission:

$3 adults and $1 children under 18


Your admission can be left in the copper mailbox on site

or left in the gift shop.


Your admission fees keep the site open and allow us

to provide educational programs and events.


Our admission fee has not been raised in over 15 years

to ensure that you are able to visit.


2507 CR 3000

Independence, KS 67301

620-289-4238

lhopmuseumks@gmail.com


Please do not use your GPS to locate us. 

GPS directions are incorrect.


Please see Plan Your Visit for directions.

SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT!!!!!
Our site will be closed on April 10th and 15th as our staff will be attending conferences and lecturing about Little House.