James Whitcomb Riley Boyhood Home & Museum

 
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The James Whitcomb Riley Boyhood Home and Museum are owned by the City of Greenfield and operated by the Parks and Recreation Department. The Boyhood Home, birthplace and boyhood home of the famed "Hoosier Poet", will take you back to life in the 1850's and '60's. The museum provides an opportunity to view many original works of Mr. Riley and visit the gift shop.
 
 The Boyhood Home and Museum are located at 250 West Main Street. Both are open for visitation  the 1st Tuesday of April to the last Saturday of October, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. (closed Sunday, Monday, and major holidays). Off-Season Hours Monday - Thursday 10AM -4PM (tours available with RSVP)
 
Tours are led by the Riley Home Hostesses. School groups are welcome! For more information or to schedule a group tour, call (317) 462-8539 during open dates. Special group tours are available during non-open times by calling (317) 462-8539 or emailing us at jwriley@greenfieldin.org The last time slot for tours is 3:15 PM.
 
 If you have a group and would like to schedule a special Pixy Garden program, that can be scheduled with at least 2 weeks notice.
 
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250 W. Main Street
Greenfield IN 46140
Phone: 317-462-8539
Hours of Operation:
During Season are Tuesday - Saturday. 11AM -4PM.
Off Season hours are  Monday - Thursday 10AM -4PM (tours available with RSVP).
 
Fees:
Adult  $4.00
Seniors  $3.50
6-17 $1.50
Student Tours $1.00
Under 5 FREE!
Payment can be made in the form of cash or check.
Facilities at this Location
Amenities
  • Gift Shop
  • Restrooms
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Donate to the Parks Endowment

Support quality parks/recreation services and facilities. Help us with citizen recreation and leisure pursuits. Please earmark contributions to the Parks Endowment.

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Donate to the Thornwood Endowment

Support Thornwood Preserve so that it will be protected and kept in its natural state for the enjoyment of future generations to come. Please earmark contributions to the Thornwood Endowment

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Contact Parks

Address: Patricia Elmore Center
280 North Apple Street


Greenfield, IN 46140
Telephone: 317-477-4340
Fax: 317-477-4341
Information: EMERGENCIES - 317-325-1464

Parks and Rec Calendar

Park Board Meeting
Wed Jun 20th 2018, 5:30pm -
Park Board Meeting
Wed Jul 18th 2018, 5:30pm -
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