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Emily Dickinson Museum, Amherst
(4.5/5 based on 190+ reviews on the web)
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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  • This is a great historical stop! The grounds are wonderful and the tour guide is always wonderfully informed. Emily's life comes alive in this wonderful place. A must visit for any of her fans. 
  • We took the tour through the home and the museum as a part of our visit to historical sites in New England. This visit holds a special place in our hearts largely because of the wonderful tour. The gu...  more »
  • We only had time for 45 minute tour before catching a train back to New York so missed seeing the other house belonging to Emily Dickinson's brother. Perhaps my view would have changed. However based ...  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.