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Emily Dickinson Museum, Amherst

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Historic Site
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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  • The Emily Dickinson homestead is an interesting place to visit. Being able to stand in Emily's bed room and to see a facsimile of her white dress (based on an extant original) is pretty much a mind bl...  more »
  • If you like Emily, then you must stop in. Her house, or course. The tour was very interesting, but most furniture isn't original.  more »
  • I was visiting family in Massachusetts and when I discovered I was near Amhert, I had to visit Emily's house. I was there in March, right before Winter Storm Stella hit, so it was super cold. The wind...  more »
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  • The museum has restored a few rooms in the original house back to the time that Emily lived in the house. The tour is more about the story though. The grounds are a nice stroll also. If you are a fan of Emily, you will enjoy it, but kids are quickly bored and there isn't a lot to see.
  • 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.
  • Guided tour of the home that Emily Dickinson lived and died in. Great details and insight into the life of Emily Dickinson. A must for literary fans.
  • We took the 90-minute tour in Amherst, Mass on Saturday, Aug 22. Our verdict: Excellent and most stimulating. The docent was personable, informative, forthcoming and very prepared,.(I think her name was Caroline.) Overall, it was most worthwhile way to learn more about the life of Emily Dickinson. An excellent experience.
  • Very impressive, the guided tour is very competent.