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James Whitcomb Riley Boyhood Home and Museum

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 of the famed “Hoosier Poet” James Whitcomb Riley will take you back to life in the 1850s and ’60s. The Home provides an opportunity to view life from the poet’s perspective as he grew up and as an adult later in life by offering a glimpse into a pioneer-era homestead, including family items that influenced James’ life and poetry. The Museum displays objects from later in Riley’s career and our gift shop and new programming/rental facility, Lizabuth Ann’s Kitchen. The Boyhood Home and Museum are located at 250 West Main Street. Both are open for visitation during the off-season by appointment only (closed on Sunday, Monday, and major holidays). 


250 West Main Street Greenfield, Indiana 46140

Hours of Operation

Tuesday through Saturday 11am to 4pm. Last Tour at 3:00pm.

Off Season Hours 

Off-season hours begin October 31st,2023. Tours and reservations must be scheduled a week in advance.

Contact 317-462-8539


  • Adult $4.00
  • Seniors $3.50
  • 6-17 years old $1.50
  • Student Tours $1.00
  • Under 5 FREE!

Payment can be made in the form of cash or check or credit card.

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 The last time slot for tours is 3:00 PM. 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.