Almanzo Wilder Farm in Malone, NY Boyhood home of Almanzo Wilder from the book Farmer Boy by Laura Ingalls Wilder of Little House on the Prairie

Open for Season: May 28rd.
Hours: Monday-Saturday 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Sundays at 12:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
(Last tour on all days 3:00 p.m. sharp).
Directions with maps are seen below.

General Admission: Includes a guided tour of the restored farmhouse, reconstructed barns, and museum. Adults, $9; Seniors, $8.50, Youth 6-16, $6 5 and under: Free.

Tour for Military Family with military ID: 50% discount

General Tours take from 60-90 minutes
Last tour begins at 3:00 PM
Large groups are asked to call in advance. Information on School Tours is listed below.

The regular tour season ended Oct. 2. We will BE OPEN COLUMBUS DAY WEEKEND, October 8-10. Sat. and Mon. 10-4, Sun. 12-4. Last tour is at 3pm sharp. Private tours can be arranged through October 31st, dependent upon weather and guide availability. Please email or call (leave message) in advance- 2 weeks notice preferred. Minimum for 3 or fewer is $25. 4 or more are at regular rates.

Wilder Farm School Tour Program - 2016

The mission of the School Tour Program is to bring students on a journey through our Wilder family's homestead. Volunteers bring characters found in Laura Ingalls Wilder's book, Farmer Boy, back to life as they guide children toward developing a sense of the past. Young visitors learn local history and the culture of a boy their own age by returning to the scene, entering his world, following in his footsteps, and creating a vision of him playing, working, and living in his family home 150 years ago.

Students and teachers travel through the Wilder home, barns, pump house, sheepfold, outer grounds, museum display, and general store where souvenir purchases may be made. Teachers may also choose to walk students to the Trout River where the Wilders washed sheep, cut ice, swam and fished. Lunch can be brought to the Homestead and enjoyed under the outdoor pavilion.

Tours are conducted during the months May-October, Monday-Friday, at the Wilder Homestead in Burke, NY. Dates within these months can be reserved throughout the school year. Planning ahead is strongly encouraged. Please note that teachers are requested to have students read the book, Farmer Boy, prior to the tour. The reading level and content is appropriate for fourth grade.

After the visit, it is very important to review student experiences. Following are examples of successful culminating activities we have noted in teacher feedback: allowing opportunities to respond to unanswered questions, researching the Wilder's time in history, offering classroom hands-on experiences such as making butter, writing what it would be like to be Almanzo 150 years ago (no electricity, telephone, radio, television, etc.), interviewing grandparents and older generational relatives, creating picture scrapbooks.

If you choose to visit the Wilder Homestead please call (518) 483-1207, or email for reservations. Our tours fill quickly and it is important to reserve as soon as your plans become ready.

School, home school, and library program tours cost $3.50 for children. All adults accompanying tours are charged $6.00.

Planned for Wilder Homestead

Who hasn't imagined the days when diligent scholars walked miles through formidable snow drifts to that humble landmark of learning? In reality,. the one-room school of the 1860's was a primitive building dimly lit and barely heated. Yet still today, readers of the Farmer Boy, the little country schoolhouse remains as one of their most beloved images.

"School Days," the first chapter of Farmer Boy, written by Laura Ingalls Wilder and published by Harper Brothers in 1933, describes Almanzo trudging through deep snows with his brother and sisters on a cold January day in northern New York. Almanzo was not quite nine years old and he was beginning his very fist day of school. Illustrator, Garth Williams, portrays them trudging over a snowy path towards the one-room schoolhouse.

Many years have passed since that January day. In 2009, the Wilder Homestead may begin construction of an 1860's schoolhouse replica. The schoolhouse will be used for school tours, seasonal tours, and various school programs. The association has contract Mike Brand of Burke, NY. Master builder of our post and beam reconstructed barns. Mike will once again apply his skills to the building of our schoolhouse replica.

The tour currently includes Almanzo's boyhood home, reconstructed barns and museum. Upon completion, the schoolhouse replica will be another slide of life experiences as the Wilder's lived it from 1840 - 1875. Visitors are also invited to enjoy our museum and store, The Wilder Homestead is an official New york State historic site.

Your donation to the building fund will help history become a reality of the present and the future generations to come. Please click here to Print out our Building Schoolhouse Replica Donation Form. To donate via a secure area, please choose the amount you wish to donate and click on "Add to Cart". Should you wish to donate a different amount other than what is indicated, please change the amount once in the cart area.


Please note that within our Cart/Paypal pages, you will beable to place this
donation in Honor or Memory of someone special.
Donation between $50 - $99: Include 1 year free membership.

Amount: $

Donations between $100 - $500: Includes becoming a member of the 100+ club with designation in the one-room schoolhouse and 1 year free membership.

Amount: $

Donation of $500 or more: Includes ten free passes to the Wilder Homestead, designation in the one-room schoolhouse and 1 year free membership

Amount: $

From Malone:
Go northeast on US Route 11 for about 21/2 miles (towards Burke). Turn on County Route 23 to the first right, Donohue Road. Take Donohue Road to the T intersection at Stacy Road; turn right on Stacy Road. The Wilder Homestead is about 1/2 mile on the left. 177 Stacy Road.

Please click on maps below to view them larger and to print them out

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Almanzo and Laura Ingalls Wilder Association
PO Box 283, 177 Stacy Road Malone, NY 12953  ·  518-483-1207  ·

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