James Whitcomb Riley Museum Home and Visitor Center

528 Lockerbie St.
Indianapolis, IN 46202- Map It
(317) 631-5885

AAA Editor Notes

James Whitcomb Riley Museum Home and Visitor Center is just n. of E. New York St. at 528 Lockerbie St. This 1872 house is an excellent example of Victorian architecture. Preserved as it was during the poet's residence 1893-1916, the Italianate-style house contains many of Riley's personal possessions, including his writing desk, his top hat and cane, a portrait of his pet dog, and his final poem, composed with his left hand after his right side was impaired by a stroke. An adjacent museum features exhibits about the poet's life. Time: Allow 30 minutes minimum.
$4; $1 (ages 7-17).
Hours: Tues.-Sat. 10-3:30; closed major holidays and first 2 weeks in Jan. Phone ahead to confirm schedule.