Page ContentExperience the History of HopeWhen 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, a National Historic Landmark District, 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. Many Types of ToursView Boys Townfrom above Tour the Hall of History - VIRTUALLYDiscover Our Popular AttractionsSign Up for Village Email UpdatesBe the first to know about exciting Village events and updates. Take a Walking Tour of Boys Town!