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James Whitcomb Riley Museum Home
Indy Partner

528 Lockerbie St.
Indianapolis, IN 46202



Open for walk-in tours Thurs.-Sat., 10 am-3 pm. Last tour of the day starts at 3 pm. Large group tours (10 or more) available Tues.-Sat. Please call ahead to make a reservation. Special group rates available.


Adults: $10; 7-18: $1

Adults: $10; Students: $1; Ages 7 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.

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