The homeschooler’s Little House on the Prairie site tour guide

The homeschooler's site tour guide to Little House on the Prairie
Jamie Martin, editor of Simple Homeschool, also blogs about motherhood at Steady Mom

5 states – 2,200 miles – 2 adults – 3 kids – 1 minivan – 9 days – 3 Little House sites…

…and we lived to tell about it!

Since we arrived back from our whirlwind tour of the Midwest a few weeks ago, I’ve been reliving our trip by posting photos on Steady Mom and social media. On one such update a reader asked:

“Won’t you share the specifics of your trip so we can benefit from all your work if we decide to do the same?”

Several other readers also mentioned you might like to check out one or more of the sites some day with your family, so I thought perhaps a post about our experience might help you plan your own Little House site tour.

I’ll go ahead and let you know, though, that I’m pretty sure this is the longest post I’ve ever written anywhere. With so many cool photos to share, and so many tips to include, I wanted to be thorough and include as much information for you as possible.

Here we go – enjoy!
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