James Whitcomb Riley Museum Home, Indianapolis

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The James Whitcomb Riley Museum Home, one of two homes known as the James Whitcomb Riley House on the National Register of Historic Places, is a historic building in the Lockerbie Square Historic District of Indianapolis, Indiana. It was named a National Historic Landmark in 1962 for its association with poet James Whitcomb Riley (1849-1916), known as the "Hoosier poet".
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  • The first thing you should know about the James Whitcomb Riley Museum Home in Indianapolis, Indiana, is that it really isn't the home of the American writer, poet and best-selling author who was... 
    The first thing you should know about the James Whitcomb Riley Museum Home in Indianapolis, Indiana, is that it really isn't the home of the American writer, poet and best-selling author who was...  more »
  • Outstanding guide James., outstanding knowledge of the home and life of Riley ,The building has been preserved in the days of Riley living there 
    Outstanding guide James., outstanding knowledge of the home and life of Riley ,The building has been preserved in the days of Riley living there  more »
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  • Beautiful quaint museum which has all of its original furnishings still present. This is an unique experience. Most of the bedrooms have their own sinks. One of the first bathrooms in Indianapolis was installed here with cherrywood copper tub wall to wall carpeting.
  • Great place to visit if you want to have a glimpse of a time when poets were rock stars. Almost everything is original and our guide was fantastic at explaining all the details of this home at the same time she unveiled the life of its inhabitants. We had a wonderful experience and do definitely recommend the visit!

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