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Emily Dickinson Museum

280 Main St, Amherst, MA 01002-2349
+1 413-542-8161
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I really enjoyed this tour! The homestead is well preserved while the cottage on the grounds needs... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
merrydaily1945
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Very detailed tour

The museum and tour are well worth the trip if you don’t live in Amhearst. My husband was not an... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Kay M
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Open for tours from March to mid-December, the birthplace of Emily Dickinson is registered as a National Historic Landmark.
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  • Very good24%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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280 Main St, Amherst, MA 01002-2349
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"original furniture"
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I really enjoyed this tour! The homestead is well preserved while the cottage on the grounds needs some work which the staff says they are working towards approval on that. I really enjoyed seeing the grounds and hearing the history. Even seeing the educational area...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The museum and tour are well worth the trip if you don’t live in Amhearst. My husband was not an Emily fan, but he found the tour interesting, yet long. There was a. It too much detail unless you are a true fan. I loved...More

Thank Kay M
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Our guide was very knowledgeable and, obviously, a devotee. I enjoyed this tour very much. The Homestead is nicely restored and the Evergreens home next door, which is not restored ( beyond safety matters) made a fascinating counterpoint.

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Reviewed April 29, 2018

A must see for anyone interested in American literature. The house is well preserved and in an idyllic location. The guides were superb, knowledgeable and fun.

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Reviewed April 16, 2018

This is about a life. There are two houses that make up this site, and through them we try to feel the environment that led to the amazing artistic output of this woman who expresses life like no other. We had an excellent docent who...More

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Reviewed April 15, 2018

You don't need to be an Emily Dickinson fan to enjoy this tour. It teaches you as much about Victorian living and Amherst as it does about Emily Dickinson. Seeing her home and hearing how she and her family lived is so interesting. I am...More

Thank Chris M
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Reviewed April 5, 2018

This is a must for anyone interested in history and American literature. Our docent was knowledgeable and read several of Emily's lines along the way. I do wish there had been more opportunities to ask questions. Both Emily's house and the Evergreens are amazing houses...More

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Reviewed March 3, 2018

The Emily Dickinson Museum is a "must" if you're in Amherst. The guide is superb and brings the poet "alive" with his knowledge and stories he tells. The gift shop also has lots of books and even catnip from what used to be her garden....More

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Reviewed February 24, 2018

It's neat to see the tiny desk ED wrote on, the only one smaller by great authors, Jane Austen's little hexagonal table where she lived with her sister in Chawton, Hampshire, UK. Dickinson was sociable in youth, hosted gatherings in her father's house, but grew...More

Thank Jim J
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Reviewed December 27, 2017

I have always been inspired by Emily Dickinson's poetry and a visit here was essential to get to know her better. The docent was superb- knowledgeable and engaging. The tour lasts an hour but it seemed shorter- packed with facts, anecdotes and poetry. Don't pass...More

Thank Hugh B
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They have a website at which you can find all of this out. Just search on " Emily Dickinson museum"
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