- Historic Sites
Laura Ingalls Wilder Memorial Society
Visitors experience a unique journey into Laura's life and history with a trip to the Laura Ingalls Wilder Memorial Society in De Smet, South Dakota, the "Little Town on the Praire."
Visitors can step into the original Surveyor's House from Laura's book By the Shores of Silver Lake, or see firsthand Pa's craftsmanship in the house he built on Third Street, The Ingalls Home. At the Ingalls Home, visitors can find out what happened after the books ended and the family members' lives went on. The home contains many original artifacts of the family and of the first school in De Smet. The Surveyors' House was the first home of the Ingalls in Dakota Territory.