James Whitcomb Riley Museum

James Whitcomb Riley Museum

The house of Hoosier Poet James Whitcomb Riley embodies the sophistication of society life during the late-Victorian era.

The Museum Home, nestled in the heart of Indianapolis’ historic Lockerbie neighborhood, showcases many of the great poet’s personal belongings including his writing desk, portrait of his beloved dog and his top hat and cane.

At the home, visitors get the rare chance to experience the country’s only late-Victorian preservation. Authentic furnishings and décor fill the home with an air of nostalgia.