James Whitcomb Riley Museum Home
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528 Lockerbie St.
Indianapolis, IN 46202



Open Tues.-Sat., 10 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Last tours begin at 3:30 p.m. Closed Mondays and major holidays.


Adults: $4; 16 and under: $1; Seniors: $4

The James Whitcomb Riley Museum Home, located at 528 Lockerbie Street in Indianapolis, is a true preservation of the Victorian home the great Hoosier Poet, James Whitcomb Riley, resided in the last twenty-three years of his life. The Museum Home opened to the public in 1922, and has been offering a glimpse into the history of James Whitcomb Riley and his Victorian world for the last ninety-two years. The Home features the same furnishings and ornate d├ęcor Mr. Riley enjoyed during his lifetime. Visitors touring the Museum Home will see beautiful ceilings painted by Italian Artisans, the desk where Mr. Riley penned some of his most well known poems such as "Little Orphant Annie" and "The Raggedy Man," and a myriad of other treasures. The Museum Home recently added a new Visitor's Center, which features documentary videos and displays about James Whitcomb Riley and Victorian America. Please visit the Museum Home soon and learn about the life and legacy of James Whitcomb Riley, the Indiana poet who helped define what it meant to be a Hoosier

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Holiday Open House at the James Whitcomb Riley Home

December 17, 2016

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