Boys Town

History and heritage

Prayer Stone Garden

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.

Father Flanagan Tomb
Dowd Chapel Exterior
Ball of Stamps

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