Laura Ingalls Wilder Historic Homes


105 Olivet Avenue
De Smet, SD 57231
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(800) 880-3383

We invite you to De Smet to tour the historic homes of much-loved author, Laura Ingalls Wilder. Have a fun-filled day visiting the original Surveyors’ House from By the Shores of Silver Lake. Attend class in the First School of De Smet that Laura and Carrie attended. Visit the home that Pa built in 1887. Have some old fashioned fun in the hands-on activity Discovery Center. Try sewing on a treadle sewing machine, dress up like a pioneer and learn to read braille. History and fun all in one!

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  • Free Wi-Fi

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