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James Whitcomb Riley Boyhood Home & Museum

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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. For more information or to schedule a group tour, call (317) 462-8539 or email us at jwriley@greenfieldin.org The last time slot for tours is 3:00 PM.
All groups of 10 or more should RSVP at least one (1) week in advance.
For your convenience, please remember to check the website and Facebook for updates on museum closings and large tour groups already scheduled.
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Riley Boyhood Home image courtesy of Misty Garrity, Misty Eyed Photography
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 Home provides an opportunity to view life from the poets perspective by offering a glimse into a pioneer era homestead which includes many family items that influenced James' life and poetry. The Museum displays objects from later in Riley's career as well as our gift shop and new programming/rental facility, Lizabuth Ann's Kitchen.
 The Boyhood Home and Museum are located at 250 West Main Street. Both are open for visitation  the 4th of April to the 28th of October, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. (closed Sunday, Monday, and major holidays). Off season tours by appointment.

Additional Information

250 W. Main Street
Greenfield IN 46140
Hours of Operation:
Tuesday through Saturday 11am to 4pm
Last Tour at 3:00
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 or credit card.
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Events at the Riley Boyhood Home and Museum:
Facilities at this Location
  • Gift Shop
  • Restrooms

Riley Old Home Society Monthly Meeting Schedule

The 2023 Board Meeting Dates are as follows:
  • January 19, 2023
  • March 16, 2023
  • May 18, 2023
  • July 20, 2023
  • September 21, 2023
  • October 19, 2023 -- Annual Membership Meeting Starts at 5:30 PM
  • December 21, 2023
All meetings start at 6:30 PM at 'Lizabuth Anns Kitchen, located at 250 West Main St, Greenfield IN, 46140. (Except the Annual Membership Meeting)

Contact the J. W. Riley Boyhood Home and Museum

Address: 250 West Main Street
Greenfield, Indiana 46140
Telephone: 317-462-8539

City Phone Directory

Mayor's Office - 317-477-4300
Clerk Treasurer - 317-477-4310
Utility Billing - 317-477-4330
Planning (Permits) - 317-477-4320
Street Department - 317-477-4380
Power and Light - 317-477-4370
Wastewater Department - 317-477-4360
Park Cemetery - 317-477-4387
Pothole Hotline - 317-325-1680
Parks and Recreation - 317-477-4340
Water Department - 317-477-4350
Animal Management - 317-477-4367