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 visited the Houses on July 24th. I came from far away. Wonderful! It was a beautiful day. “Great clouds like ushers leaning, Creation looking on”. Every Emily Dickinson fan should take the tour. Onl...  more »
  • What an amazing experience! On a whim, I decided to visit. Got a small personalized tour. My tour guide was amazing and brought Emily alive along with her poetry. The house experience was beyond words...  more »
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  • I took a 4 hour detour to visit the site while going to New Haven. It was totally worth it! Basically you can feel her poems in the air. The guide was very knowledgeable and helpful. Keep in mind that self-guided tour is not allowed. For a bonus, the town was wonderful, too!
  • I have been a fan and a teacher of Dickinson for many years. The hour tour was amazing. Loved Zoe, our guide. So insightful. Made me see with fresh eyes so many new things. The house has been on my literary bucket list for a long long time. Well worth a visit, even if you're not into poetry. And if you're not, why not? Will teach Dickinson in a whole new way.

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