James Whitcomb Riley Museum Home, Indianapolis

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  • This historic two-story brick home located in the quaint Lockerbie Square Historic District was not the birthplace of poet James Whitcomb Riley, but where he lived in a rented room as an adult when he...  more »
  • We fit this visit in during a quick trip to Indiana and we’re so glad we did. The home has been a museum for almost 100 years. Nearly everything in it is as it was when the poet passed away. The home ...  more »
  • It's a beautiful home with rich history in a gorgeous neighborhood. What more could one want? We parked for free infront of the home, rand the door bell for our guide, went to the visitor's center in ...  more »
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  • Extraordinary old house museum which remains exactly as it was in 1916 shortly after Riley died with all the original furniture except the kitchen stove. Admission $4
  • Great looking house, you can almost feel like your in the late 1800s or early 1900s. Very impressive that all but a few household items are original.
  • If you've got done time, stop by and learn! This house is setup nearly as it was (with original furniture) as when James Whitcomb Reilly lived here. Great tour guides as well!
  • Nice to visit
  • Beautiful home, nice staff showed family around.

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