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



Thurs.-Sat. tours by reservation only. Please visit our Eventbrite page to make a reservation.

Closed Sun.-Weds. Also closed major holidays, and December 24 through the first week in January.

Adults: $10; Students (7-17): $1; Ages 6 and under: free

The James Whitcomb Riley Museum Home, nestled in the heart of the historic Lockerbie neighborhood, is a true preservation of the Victorian home in which the great Hoosier Poet resided for 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 décor 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.

Looking for a unique venue? Indoor and outdoor space available at the Billie Lou Wood Visitor Center. The building mirrors the original carriage house design and the unique garden area on the lawn is perfect for outdoor events. For more information, email or call 317-808-8566.

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