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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  • I have always been inspired by Emily Dickinson's poetry and a visit here was essential to get to know her better. The docent was superb- knowledgeable and engaging. The tour lasts an hour but it seeme...  more »
  • We recently enjoyed an hour of contemplation, meditation and conversation in Emily Dickenson's room, by special arrangement with the museum. It was fun and memorable.  more »
  • I heard about the Dickinson House while listening to the radio and decided to check it out. Glad I did. Tickets aren't too expensive either. The tour guide really did a phenomenal job narrating the st...  more »
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  • I was very lucky to visit here on the open-house day. There were many events. It's really a nice place to know more about Emily Dickinson and American literature.
  • Knowledgeable tour guides gave a deep insight into the life and writing of Emily Dickinson. I'm not usually a poetry reader, but Emily's work is compelling. I can't wait to start reading her poems and letters. The brother's house is a special treat for those who love homes in the original state, and original furnishings. I highly recommend a visit for history and literature buffs.
  • I'm not a huge Emily Dickinson fan but this visit gave us great insight into her life and times. The staff were very pleasant. An informative tour.
  • Bill & I walked the grounds and had a wonderful time looking at the different plants.
  • 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!

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