James Whitcomb Riley Boyhood Home & Museum

Please Note:
 
The James Whitcomb Riley Boyhood Home & Museum will be closed from November 28th 2019 and November 29th 2019 for Thanksgiving.
 
 
The James Whitcomb Riley Boyhood Home and Museum is currently on its winter schedule. The winter schedule runs from November 1, 2019 – March 31, 2020.
 
Tours are available during the off season by Appointment
 
The Coordinator is on site year-round and will be available for walk-in visitors on most weekdays. She may, however, need to attend meetings, workshops, and speaking engagements outside of the museum, so you are encouraged to schedule your visit ahead of time.
 
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.
 
Our new Lizabuth Ann’s Kitchen is now open and available for your rental needs. Call the museum for more information and to book your rental. 317-462-8539
 
We are working on our 2020 Calendar of Events so check back for more details or email jwriley@greenfieldin.org and ask to be added to our email list to have our news and events delivered right to your inbox.
 
Thank you for another great season !
 
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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.
  • January 16th 2020
  • March 19th 2020
  • May 21st 2020
  • July 16th 2020
  • September 17th 2020
  • October 15th 2020 (Annual Meeting/Chili Supper. Meeting starts at 5:30 pm)
  • December 17th 2020
 
Hours of Operation:
During Season are Tuesday - Saturday. 11AM -4PM from April through October.
Off Season hours are  by appointment only from November through March.
 
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