We visited Burr Oak on our Little House tour, not sure there would be much there. Glad we made the stop! The Ingalls family lived in Burr Oak for about a year and Laura didn't write about it in her books, but the old Masters Hotel where they stayed and worked still stands and has been completely restored. It is a delight to see, and visitors can actually enter all the rooms (ie they're not roped off). I was even allowed to play the old pump organ, which actually works. Our tour guide was excellent and explained the history of the hotel and the Ingalls' family sojourn there. Most of the museum's collection is not originals of the Ingalls' family , but it is from the era and we were amazed at how much there was. They do have original possessions which belonged to the school teacher who taught Laura, and Mary's school records from the College for the Blind. Across the street from the hotel is a small gift shop housed in an old bank building.
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