The James Whitcomb Riley Museum Home has been hosting tours for grade school aged children since the Museum Home first opened to the public in 1922. In 2014, the James Whitcomb Riley Museum Home finished construction of the Billie Lou Wood Visitor Center and this new space allows our historic site to offer complementary educational activities to supplement our Museum Home tour.

The James Whitcomb Riley Museum Home student tour experience is designed to address specific Indiana state education standards. The staff at the Museum Home is happy to customize activities to meet your diverse classroom needs. Contact Chris Mize at 317.808.8565 to schedule your field tripStudent tours are available from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Tuesday through Friday.

Educational activities

The James Whitcomb Riley Home now offers virtual student tours and classes. Students and teachers can join a live, interactive tour of the Home via zoom then have a class with Professor Watermelon. Professor Watermelon, aka Chadwick Gillenwater is a creative writing teacher and educational entertainer. Please contact Chris Mize at 317-808-8565 or for more information or to schedule a school tour today.

Student tours available
10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.,
Tuesday – Friday.

Cost: $1 for Students,
$5 for teachers and chaperones.

Bus parking directly in front of the
James Whitcomb Riley
Museum Home.

CONTACT: Chris Mize,
Manager, Museum Home or 317.808.8565