James Whitcomb Riley Boyhood Home & Museum

 Scheduled Events during the Riley Festival - Oct 4-6

The Riley Festival Committee is graciously paying for all James Whitcomb Riley Boyhood Home Tours during the 2019 Festival. Tours will be free to the public during the following hours, new tours start at the top of the hour.
  • Friday and Saturday  10am to 5pm
  • Sunday 2pm to 3pm
Join us Sunday as we celebrate James Whitcomb Riley's birthday. Free cake and punch is provided and the Greenfield Community Choir will perform Happy Birthday along with other selected songs.
On Saturday, Lizabuth Ann's Kitchen will host the  Melchior Marionettes for two shows. Shows are 20 minutes long and will begin at 2pm and 3pm.
Following the Marionettes, join us at the Kitchen for two hours of down home music with CPR Revival. From 4pm to 6pm the CPR Revival will perform a mix of funny, sad, silly, dark, risque and thought provoking songs. "Come on down, it won't kill ya."


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.
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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.
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