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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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  • Our visit started as usual in the Homestead where the famous poet Emily Dickinson was born and lived for much of her life. We were met and conducted around the house by a friendly and knowledgeable gu...  more »
  • A lovely experience. The home reflects Emily Dickinson's quiet, private life. One gets a sense of her gentle nature here.  more »
  • Being in Emily Dickinson's home is a treat- imagining how inspiring this home was for her imagination and literary gifts. Well worth a trip to better understand what her life was; she was not always r...  more »
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  • 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!
  • Grounds are amazing. Great and informative museum. Definitely not to be missed!
  • 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!
  • 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.
  • Saw a pic of this one time. Matter of fact I saw it lit up by a bunch of lights