James Whitcomb Riley Boyhood Home & Museum

Mark August 17th and 18th on your calendar! Two new fund raising events to benefit 'Lizabuth Ann's Kitchen are happening.

  • August 17th at Lincoln Square Pancake House from 7am to 4pm. 10% of all sales will go boost the 'Lizabuth Ann's Kitchen project.
  • August 18th at The Ricks Theatre. Enjoy the Silent film "Little Orphant Annie" starring Colleen Moore, in her first leading role, as the title character. You can learn more about the film at Wikipedia.
You can purchase tickets at SquareUp.

Join the fund raiser to help build a new 'Lizabuth Ann's Kitchen!

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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. Special group tours are available during non-open times by calling (317) 462-8539 or emailing us at jwriley@greenfieldin.org The last time slot for tours is 3:15 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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Become a member of the Riley Old Home Society. Membership is as little as $15 for an individual.

Creative Writing Mini-Camp

Where: At The James Whitcomb Riley Boyhood Home with Professor Watermelon
When: July 25th-27th
Details: This mini-camp is best for 2nd through 6th grade students. There is a morning camp (9am-12pm) and an afternoon camp (1pm-4pm). Each camp is $75 per student for the three days. Students are welcome to stay for both camps, including the lunch hour in between. The fee for both camps is $150.
To find out more information about the instructor, Professor Watermelon, take a look at his website, Professor Watermelon. For other questions and to enroll, please contact the museum director, Stacey Poe, at 317-462-8539 or spoe@greenfieldin.org
Click here to sign up online at the Parks And Recreation programs page.

250 W. Main Street
Greenfield IN 46140
Phone: 317-462-8539
Hours of Operation:
During Season are Tuesday - Saturday. 11AM -4PM.
Off Season hours are  Monday - Thursday 10AM -4PM (tours available with RSVP).
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

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