Boys Town

History and heritage


When 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.

14100 Crawford St.
Boys Town, Nebraska 68010
Phone: (531) 355-1227
Fax: (402) 498-1348

Boys Town Prayer Stone Garden
Prayer Stone Garden

Boys Town Father Flanagan Tomb
Father Flanagan Tomb

Boys Town Dowd Chapel Exterior
Dowd Chapel Exterior

Boys Town Ball of Stamps
Ball of Stamps