Emily Dickinson Museum, Amherst

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The Emily Dickinson Museum is a historic house museum consisting of two houses: the Dickinson Homestead (also known as Emily Dickinson Home or Emily Dickinson House) and the Evergreens. The Dickinson Homestead was the birthplace and home from 1855 to 1886 of 19th-century American poet Emily Dickinson (1830–1886), whose poems were discovered in her bedroom there after her death. The house next door, called the Evergreens, was built by the poet's father, Edward Dickinson, in 1856 as a wedding present for her brother Austin. Located in Amherst, Massachusetts, the houses are preserved as a single museum and are open to the public on guided tours.
The Emily Dickinson Home is a US National Historic Landmark, and properties contribute to the Dickinson Historic District, listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
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  • We stopped at this homestead finding it closed for a lengthy renovation. After parking in one of the metered spaces, we could easily get access to walk around the 1813 house built by the grandfather.....  more
    We stopped at this homestead finding it closed for a lengthy renovation. After parking in one of the metered spaces, we could easily get access to walk around the 1813 house built by the grandfather.....  more »
  • Although the house museum is currently closed due to Covid, when things return to normal, this is an important stop for anyone planning to attend performances at Tanglewood, Jacobs Pillow or the... 
    Although the house museum is currently closed due to Covid, when things return to normal, this is an important stop for anyone planning to attend performances at Tanglewood, Jacobs Pillow or the...  more »
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  • Emily Dickinson is a hidden hero. The museum is a refreshing dip into her lifestyle and the grounds surrounding are beautiful. I think Emily Dickinson would be proud.
  • What a beautiful example of creativity and divine strength. She is truly an unsung hero for all women!

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