Endorsed by Curators:
James Whitcomb RileyBoyhood Homein Greenfield:This beautiful 1853 home is presented as it was when James Whitcomb Riley lived there from age 4 to 16. There are several original Riley family pieces in this home, including the rafter room, cubby hole, and handmade items by Riley's father.
Enjoy lunchat TheRathskellerinIndianapolis:Set in the historic 19th century Athenaeum Building downtown, The Rathskeller is reminiscent of both a quaint inn tucked in the Bavarian hills and a lively beer hall in Munich.
JamesWhitcombRileyMuseumHomeinLockerbieSquare (Indianapolis): ComeseethetreasuresthatmadeJamesWhitcombRileyfamous,likehispincenezglasses,tophat,andwalkingstick!Visitthegiftshop,whereyouwillfindseveraleditionsofRiley'sworksforsaleaswellasmanyitemsthatareperfectforkidsandadults.
CrownHillCemeteryHeritageTourinIndianapolis:This 1.5 hour guided walking tour allows guests to visita variety of monuments, including some of the most recognized statues, as well as the view of the downtown skyline and sunset fromJames Whitcomb Riley's tomb high atop beautiful Crown Hill.
8:00am - Travel from MCHC to Riley's Boyhood Home
10:00am - Guided tour of Riley's Boyhood Home
12:30pm - Lunch at The Rathskeller
1:30pm - Walk to Lockerbie Square (0.3 mi)
1:40pm - Guided tour of Riley's Lockerbie Square Home
3:30pm - Heritage Tour at Crown Hill Cemetery
6:15pm - Arrive back at MCHC (Arrival time dependent upon traffic.)