Emily Dickinson Museum

280 Main Street, Amherst, MA 01002 - United States



The Emily Dickinson Museum celebrates the life and work of one of America's greatest poets. The Museum comprises two historic houses in the center of Amherst, Massachusetts. 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 offers two guided tours, "Emily Dickinson's World" (90-minute tour of the Homestead and The Evergreens) and "This was a Poet" (45-minute tour of Homestead only). Tour tickets are sold on first-come, first-served basis; tour size is limited due to size of rooms in historic houses.


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