Emily Dickinson Museum, Amherst

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The Emily Dickinson Museum comprises two historic houses in the center of Amherst, Massachusetts associated with the poet Emily Dickinson and members of her family during the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. The Homestead was the birthplace and home of the poet Emily Dickinson. The Evergreens, next door, was home to her brother Austin, his wife Susan, and their three children.

The Museum was created in 2003 when the two houses merged under the ownership of Amherst College. Its mission is to educate diverse audiences about Emily Dickinson’s life, family, creative work, times, and enduring relevance, and to preserve and interpret the Homestead and The Evergreens as historical resources for the benefit of scholars and the general public.
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  • August 12, 2017
    We only had an hour to spend at the Emily Dickinson Museum so we opted for the outdoor tour of the grounds. The audio tour is complete with good information and history of the Dickinson family and Emi...  more »
  • August 4, 2017
    Nice museum that in all case must be toured with guided visit. In Armhest it deserves a visit. Across the street, it is also possible to visit the First Congregational Church of Armhest.  more »
  • August 1, 2017
    The Emily Dickinson Museum actually consists of two houses, side by side: the Homestead, where Emily lived her entire life (except for a short period away at school); and The Evergreens, the home of h...  more »
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  • June 30, 2017
    Super informative and in-depth overview of Dickinson's life, family, friends, and poetry. I received an hour-long tour of Dickinson's home, her brother's next-door, and the grounds. Our guide was extensively knowledgeable, enthusiastic, and personable. We really felt the spirit of Emily and her love of writing, nature, and life throughout the tour. A wonderful experience for both newbies and experts alike!
  • April 6, 2017
    Grounds are amazing. Great and informative museum. Definitely not to be missed!
  • January 14, 2017
    I came here to do research for my college paper and my tour guide was absolutely fantastic! She gave me lots of great information for my paper! I loved the tour and would definitely come back!
  • August 31, 2016
    A great stop for fans! The museum was fun and the staff were pleasant. I enjoyed walking around the surrounding area too. Great part of Massachusetts.
  • March 28, 2017
    Saw a pic of this one time. Matter of fact I saw it lit up by a bunch of lights

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