James Whitcomb Riley Boyhood Home & Museum

 The Home and Museum will be closed until noon, July 11th, for tours. We appologise for the inconvience but our AC system has failed.

 
Join the fundraiser to help build a new 'Lizabuth Ann's Kitchen!
 
 
We have raised $182,000 so far towards the new Kitchen construction! With a goal of $225,000 we are well past the halfway mark. Many, many thanks to everyone who has so graciously donated to help us reach this point in the fund raising. With one last push, we can build a lasting addition and worthwhile facility for the residents of Greenfield.
 
Stacey Poe - Riley Home Coordinator
 

We did it!

 
The fundraising committee for Lizabuth Ann’s Kitchen, through grants, corporate and private donations, and as a Stellar Communities project, has raised the funds needed for construction.
 
The new Lizabuth Ann’s Kitchen will add more exhibit and programming space to enhance the visitor’s experience, as well as, provide a much needed mid-sized rental facility for the community to host showers, receptions, parties, and meetings.
 
Joe Skvarenina, chair of the fundraising committee, would like to thank Stacey Poe, Ellen Kuker, Josh Gentry, Erikk Knapp, Greg Roland, Suzanne Kosovich, Paul Norton, and Dave Crider for their work as committee members and to all the donors who had faith in the Riley Old Home Society to make this project a reality.
 
The Riley Old Home Executive Board would like to congratulate McQueeney Construction on their winning bid and look forward to working with them over the next few months.
 
The community will be invited to an open house this summer to help us celebrate this addition to the James Whitcomb Riley Boyhood Home and Museum complex.
 

 
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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 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 tours by appointment.
 
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.
 
 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
 

Riley Old Home Society Monthly Meeting Schedule

Meetings are held bi-monthly at 6:30 pm at the Riley Old Home and Museum, 244 W. Main St.
  • May 16th 2019
  • July 18th 2019
  • September 19th 2019
  • October 17th 2019
  • December 19th 2019
 
Hours of Operation:
During Season are Tuesday - Saturday. 11AM -4PM.
Off Season hours are  by appointment only.
 
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

Contact the J. W. Riley Boyhood Home and Museum

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