Page ContentWhen Father Edward J. Flanagan purchased the Overlook Farm in 1921, it became the new, permanent site of Boys Town. Over the decades that followed, schools, churches and homes were built, and tens of thousands of young lives were transformed. When you visit the Village of Boys Town, you’ll get an unforgettable glimpse into the history of an organization that has given new hope to so many at-risk children over the past 100 years.Show Your Support for Boys TownHelp support the Boys Town’s mission. Purchase Boys Town branded items from our online gift shop! Village DriveA drive through our community reveals trees, flowering gardens, farmland, open spaces, memorial statues, fountains and abundant photo opportunities. You’ll see how our children live, work, play and go to school. Entrances are located on West Dodge Road, 132nd Street, 144th Street and Pacific Street. Maps directing you to all of our attractions, including the Hall of History and Garden of the Bible, are available at the Visitors Center near the West Dodge Road entrance. Vistors Center/Gift ShopStart your visit to Boys Town at our Visitors Center, located near the West Dodge Road entrance to the Village. Our café serves breakfast and lunch, and you can pick up information on guided, self-guided, QR code and audio tours at the front desk.One-of-a-kind collectibles, commemorative souvenirs and inspirational keepsakes for the home and office are at your fingertips in our Gift Shop. Please browse our catalog for the best in distinctive gifts. All profits from the Gift Shop support the work of changing the way America cares for youth and families.The Visitor Center is open to the publicMonday-FridaySept – April: 10am – 4:30pmMay – Aug: 9am – 4:30pm Saturday9am – 4pm Sunday11am – 4pm Visit our online gift shop!Visitors Center/Gift Shop 13628 Flanagan Blvd Boys Town, NE 68010 Visitors Center CaféOur Visitors Center Café is located near the West Dodge Road entrance to the Village. The café is open to the public and serves breakfast and lunch Monday thru Friday. The Café is also where new boys and girls become citizens of the Village of Boys Town.The Visitors Center Café is open to the publicMonday- Friday Breakfast served – 6:45am-9:45am Lunch served – 11:00 am-1:15pm View the Menu531.355.1126 Visitors Center Café 13628 Flanagan Blvd Boys Town, NE 68010 Hall of HistoryThe Hall of History museum presents the unique history of Boys Town through permanent exhibits that use audio and video presentations. You’ll discover how Boys Town programs developed and how we continue our mission to change the way America cares for children and families. Some of the artifacts on display include the Best Actor Oscar presented to Spencer Tracy for his role as Father Flanagan in the motion picture “Boys Town,” and the Flex bus that once carried Boys Town athletic teams across America.The Hall of History is open to the public Monday-Saturday 10 AM – 4:30 PM and Sunday 11 AM – 4 PM.Hall of History 14057 Flanagan Blvd Boys Town, NE 68010 Dowd Memorial ChapelFor more than 70 years, Dowd Memorial Chapel of the Immaculate Conception has stood at the center of the Village of Boys Town. Rising from the landscape in the tradition of a 15th-century Gothic church, Dowd Chapel shines as a beacon of hope for thousands of children seeking comfort and consolation. The chapel is a symbol of our commitment to helping troubled youth find a positive balance of the spiritual, intellectual and physical.Lent and Holy Week schedule is:Ash Wednesday March 6, 2019Celebrant Fr. Boes Mass time 9:15 a.m. (Boys Town Service-All Are Welcome)Celebrant: Fr. Lordemann Mass Time: 11:40 a.mStations of the Cross All Fridays During LentOfficiating: Msgr. Gilg Time 7:00 p.m.Holy Thursday April 18, 2019Maundy ThursdayCelebrant: Msgr. Gilg Mass Time 2:15 p.m.Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament: 3:00 p.m.Good Friday April 19, 2019Veneration of the Cross Celebrant: Fr. Lordemann Mass Time: 2:15 p.m.Stations of the CrossOfficiating: Msgr. Gilg Time 7:00 p.m.Holy Saturday April 20, 2019 No servicesEaster Sunday April 21, 2019Celebrant: Msgr. Gilg Mass Time: 8:00 a.m.Celebrant: Fr. Boes Mass Time: 9:30 a.m.Celebrant: Fr. Boes Mass Time: 11:00 a.m. Dowd Memorial Chapel 13943 Dowd Dr Boys Town, NE 68010 Garden of the BibleThe three-acre Garden of the Bible is maintained by Boys Town youth and includes rose bushes, lilies, the rose of Sharon, a burning bush, fountains, benches, and olive, fig, pomegranate and cedar trees.In addition to its more than 150 plant species (all of which are mentioned in the Bible), the garden’s brick path forms a Gothic window design that complements the nearby Catholic and Protestant chapels. The picturesque surroundings are a favorite spot for visitors to enjoy quiet reflection, picnic lunches and Bible study. Chambers Protestant ChapelThe Herbert B. Chambers Protestant Chapel of the Nativity of Our Lord is the spiritual home for the Village’s Protestant youth. The chapel’s altar area is decorated with terra cotta tiles designed by Boys Town children. Visitors are welcome to attend services at Chambers Chapel throughout the year.Worship Service: Sunday, 9:30 a.m.New Year's Eve Service: 7:30 p.m. Chambers Protestant Chapel 410 Bucher Drive Boys Town, NE 68010 Father Flanagan HouseThe Father Flanagan House museum is the former residence of Boys Town’s founder, Father Edward Flanagan. The house was constructed in 1927 and was Father Flanagan’s home until 1941, when he moved to the rectory of Dowd Memorial Chapel. The Flanagan House’s décor and furnishings interpret the year 1929, when Father Flanagan would have been in residence. Flanagan Flanagan’s House is open to the public Monday-Saturday 10 AM – 4:30 PM and Sunday 11 AM – 4 PM.Father Flanagan House 14153 Grodinsky Cir Boys Town, NE 68010 Father Flanagan’s GardenThe garden’s roots date back to the 1930s when Father Flanagan encouraged gardening as a positive outdoor activity for children.The garden is adjacent to the home where Father Flanagan lived and near a bronze statue honoring the man who dedicated his life to improving the lives of children around the world. Citizenship DayEvery child accepted into our campus residential care program is sworn in as a citizen of the Village of Boys Town. During this moving ceremony at the Visitors Center Café, the Executive Director of Boys Town asks the children what they hope to accomplish as Boys Town kids. It’s a wonderful opportunity to see young people begin their journey of renewal and healing. Read how one visitor was moved while he was at Boys Town for a conference . These ceremonies normally are scheduled on Fridays. Please contact the Visitors Center at 1-800-625-1400 for exact times and dates.