OPEN May 23-Sept. 30, 2020
Hours: Monday-Saturday 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Sunday 12:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Last tour on all days 3:00 p.m. sharp, but it’s best to come earlier to allow plenty of time to browse the grounds, gift shop, and museum and so your tour is not rushed. Tours are best enjoyed by those 6 and over.
Tour Admission includes a guided tour of the restored farmhouse, reconstructed barns, and museum. Regular Tour Admission: Adults, $10.50; Seniors, $9.50, Youth 6-16, $6.50; 5 and under: Always Free.
Visitors are welcome to come into the Visitors’ Center and browse the gift shop at no charge.
TOURS FOR ACTIVE DUTY MILITARY WITH ID: FREE. Tours for Military Family with military ID: 50% discount.
General Tours take from 60-90 minutes
Large groups are asked to call in advance.
Tours can be arranged by appointment for the month of October or prior to May 23rd, dependent upon weather and guide availability. Please email or call (leave message) in advance- 2 weeks notice preferred. Minimum for 2 or fewer is $30. 3 or more are at regular rates.
Those interested in further exploring the sites sites around Malone that were important to the Wilder family can do so on a guided tour with Jim Lusk. Jim has been a volunteer and guide at the Wilder Homestead for several years– many of you have likely enjoyed his tours of the farm! .
Jim’s background and interest stems from his love and teaching of history and involvement as Civil War reenactor. He has worked for several national parks presenting living history programs, and has a love of all things related to Laura Ingalls Wilder. He has visited all of the Laura Ingalls Wilder historic sites and has studied the Ingalls and Wilder families for over 30 years. A tour would last about an hour and will include the sites of the 2 schools (Skeelsboro and Brainardsville Road), the Franklin County Fairgrounds, Morningside Cemetery and sites of Wilder graves, Centenary Methodist Church – where Almanzo attended, “My Sister and I” gift shop site, site of Franklin Academy, and the train station. Appointments should be made 2 weeks or more in advance. Cost for this special tour is $30. Call the farm for more information at 518-483-1207