We invite you to step back in time and learn about the namesake of Riley Hospital for Children by visiting the James Whitcomb Riley Museum Home in the historic Lockerbie neighborhood of Indianapolis.
The country’s only late-Victorian preservation is a National Historic Landmark which offers visitors a glimpse into the life of the great Hoosier Poet. Authentic furnishings and artifacts include Mr. Riley’s writing desk and his famous top hat and cane.
Billie Lou Wood Visitor Center
The Billie Lou Wood Visitor Center, dedicated in June 2014, is modeled after the home’s original carriage house. The 3,000 square foot center provides a comfortable space to view videos about Mr. Riley and participate in educational activities. It also features a small gift shop, two meeting rooms, a full kitchen and modern restroom facilities.
The Museum Home and Visitor Center make beautiful venues for small weddings, corporate events, luncheons and meetings. Up to 60 guests can be accommodated in the Visitor Center, and 100 guests can comfortably fit beneath a tent on the picturesque Victorian-style lawn. To discuss hosting your event with us, contact Chris Mize at (317) 808-8565 or firstname.lastname@example.org
James Whitcomb Riley Museum Home and Visitor Center Address
528 Lockerbie Street
Indianapolis, IN 46202
Hours of Operation
Tuesday–Saturday: 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Sunday and Monday: Closed
Closed on holidays and the first two weeks in January.
Reservations are requested for groups larger than six. Please call 317.631.5885.
Students (ages 7–17) $1
Free admission for children 6 and under
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Thank you Jeff Gordon! July 24, 2015
Four-time NASCAR Cup Series champion and five-time Brickyard 400 winner Jeff Gordon continues his support of pediatric cancer research at Riley Hospital for Children at Indiana University Health. On July 23, Gordon announced his 24th gift to Indiana’s only comprehensive and nationally ranked children’s research hospital. Gordon, founder of the Jeff Gordon Children’s Foundation, has now contributed $3.8 million to Riley Hospital for Children.×
2015 Riley Cancer Center Prom May 8, 2015
The sixth annual Riley Cancer Center Prom took place on Friday, May 1. More than 350 patients, family members and staff from Riley Hospital were able to enjoy an evening of dancing, food and circus fun. A special thank you to Women for Riley for helping put on this amazing event.×
Happy Mother's Day May 7, 2015
Wishing a Happy Mother's Day to all of our amazing Riley mothers.×
Put Your Money Where The Miracles Are May 1, 2015
Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals officially announced its newest spokesperson: Jennifer Lopez. The actress, musician, and mom of twins is a longtime supporter of children’s hospitals and health. Therefore, she understands the importance of supporting children’s hospitals throughout the country including Riley Hospital for Children. She is helping pursue a singular goal: Making children’s hospitals the #1 cause in North America.×
Riley License Plates Commercial March 12, 2015
30 Second Riley License Plates Commercial×
2015 Riley Champions December 1, 2014
Meet our amazing 2015 Riley Champions: LaDavion Jones, 11, Evansville Camille Kerlin, 17, Warsaw Abbie Laker, 17, Zionsville Austin McGowan, 21, South Bend Addison Misch, 12, Markle Rex Stillions, 18, Bloomington Emma Stumpf, 12, Greenwood Rosie Tarlton, 17, Anderson×
Riley Hospital Tour November 13, 2014
Join us for an extended tour of Riley Hospital for Children, Indiana's only nationally-ranked children's hospital.×
The Gift of Hope Happens Here November 13, 2014
2014-15 Gift of Hope Happens Here commercial.×
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Donor Spotlight - Tom Wood Foundation, Bob and Helen Haddad×
Cancer Spotlight - Wes Corbin October 13, 2014
Cancer Spotlight - Wes Corbin×