James Whitcomb Riley Boyhood Home & Museum

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

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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 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. 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.
  • March 21st 2019
  • 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.
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
  • Gift Shop
  • Restrooms

Contact the J. W. Riley Boyhood Home and Museum

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