Wilder Homestead

Wilder Homestead, Malone: Hours, Address, Wilder Homestead Reviews: 5/5

Wilder Homestead
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12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Monday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Sunday
12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
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Heather L
122 contributions
Fun
Oct 2020
We have been here before when it was open and have done the tour. Excellent history. Today we stopped in and walked around a bit enjoying g the fall leaves and pretty buildings
Written October 4, 2020
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Matt M
Malone, NY15 contributions
Northern NY gem
May 2017 • Family
This historical landmark is a must-visit. You will be brought back to a simpler time of life. The curators go the extra mile to make your visit realistic and educational. This is a gem of the North Country.
Written August 22, 2020
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cooms2014
Albany, NY78 contributions
We loved it!
Jul 2020 • Family
Yesterday we went to the Wilder Homestead and had a awesome time! The tour guides were friendly, informative, and helpful (thanks Camden & Amy!). They were great with our four kids (ages 12 and under) and allowed the kids to share from the book and ask questions. The farm buildings were fun to explore and we loved going in the house and schoolroom. The store made me want to buy all of the extra books and the prices were reasonable. Nice job! Thanks for being open!
Written July 21, 2020
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haileee614
Bethesda, MD15 contributions
Must see for Wilder fans
Aug 2019
It's the only site on this side of the country, absolutely worth the drive. Wonderfully preserved.. So many original artifacts. The same trees and garden that Alamanzo's family tended is there. Amazing.
Written November 23, 2019
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BCC
1 contribution
Excellent Tour at the Wilder Homestead!
Sep 2019
Extremely knowledgeable and engaging tour guide! We enjoyed every minute of our time there and would highly recommend this experience to anyone with an interest in both history and the Ingalls/Wilder families!
Written September 13, 2019
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Susan MacKenzie
Hudson Falls, NY3 contributions
Authentic, Welcoming, Wonderful, the place and the people really touched our hearts with the special legacy of the books
Jul 2019 • Couples
Kamden was our tour guide and did an excellent job. As a ten-year musical re-enactor at the Pepin site, I was very pleased to see that our eastern brethren are doing an amazing job, keeping the legacy alive at this remote rural museum. The original house from Farmer Boy stands on eighty four original acres. From original documents, they've rebuilt exact replica barns and the schoolhouse, which surround the museum and gift shop.
Displays include documents, records, photos, illustrations, furnishings and artifacts. Demonstrations are held of traditional crafts and farm skills. There are a large fruit orchard, virgin sugar maple trees, a large display of vintage and antique farm tools, sleighs and buggies, working floor loom, textiles, Mother's weaving, working pump organ, large display of vintage and antique farm tools, sleighs and buggies, Aladdin lamps, kitchen and dairy tools, informative displays, and family photos.
Not all furnishings and artifacts are original because the family had left the farm long ago. But the seam between original and replicated, is as smooth and fine as the edges of Mary's hand sewing. This is a genuine and authentic experience for those who love the books and honor the legacy.
The staff are engaged, knowledgeable, and friendly. A really fun and informative destination and well worth the trip.
Written July 22, 2019
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laurafan
3 contributions
Wonderful site, disappointed by tour guide
Jul 2019 • Family
I have loved the LIttle House books since I was a young girl. I was so excited to visit the Almanzo Wilder Farm while i was in upstate New York. The site is wonderful, and the house has been beautifully restored. I was disappointed with the tour guide. She focused on the tools that were used at the time that the Wilders lived on the site.
I would have preferred if she focused on the history of the Wilder family. The guide seemed to get annoyed when those in our group did not remember a detail from the book. Overall, I got the feeling that she didn't want to be there, and rushed us through the barns and house. Another tour guide there seemed a lot more enthusiastic, and was even dressed in a period costume. Finally, the bathrooms were disgusting.
Written July 15, 2019
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Departure49928580784
3 contributions
Wilder Homestead
Aug 2018
The volunteers have put many hours into a beautiful restoration of this historical landmark. I have returned several times. I am always greeted pleasantly and the volunteers pleasantly share their knowledge of the Wilder family history.
Written July 3, 2019
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Kelly S
22 contributions
Straight out of the book
Jun 2019
This was a great day trip. The staff really know their stuff and have a true love of the Wilder Homestead and Ingalls books. It's incredible how many details Almanzo conveyed to Laura (late in life) can be traced right back here. The tour is excellent.
Written June 30, 2019
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JARtraveler29
Plymouth, MI290 contributions
Excellent stop for Little House fans!
Jun 2019 • Family
Almanzo Wilder is my favorite character from the Little House books so I had been looking forward to visiting his childhood home from the Farmer Boy book. We arrived right at 10:00 when they opened and stayed until almost 2:00! It was so fun to tour the property, look through the home and barns, and to look through the gift shop and school. My kids LOVE the pump and tried their best to fill the trough. We also went down the hill to the Trout River. Our tour guide Jim was fabulous! It was a great day!
Written June 13, 2019
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Wilder Homestead is open:
  • Sun - Sun 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
  • Mon - Sat 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM