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Emily Dickinson Museum

Open Now: 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Open today: 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
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A warm and welcoming museum located in her home!`

You can almost imagine Emily Dickinson living in this home - looking out the window of her bedroom... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Abbie V
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Pittsfield, Massachusetts, United States
You will love Emily after visit!

I have always been a fan of Emily Dickinson so if was great to visit her home which has been... read more

Reviewed November 12, 2018
Pottsy1234
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Sellersburg, Indiana
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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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280 Main St, Amherst, MA 01002-2349
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

You can almost imagine Emily Dickinson living in this home - looking out the window of her bedroom, where she apparently did most of her writing! The gardens are also beautiful - and a second home is on the property, where her sister lived.

Date of experience: June 2018
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Reviewed November 12, 2018

I have always been a fan of Emily Dickinson so if was great to visit her home which has been restored. You also get to visit her brother's home next doors which is in state of arrested decay! Very atmospheric! The guide made the tour...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed October 17, 2018

If you have any interest at all in Emily Dickinson's poetry, this house museum is top tier. Nothing has changed where the houses are concerned (tour includes Emily's brother's Italianate house next door with its original furnishings.) The Dickinson house has some of the original...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed October 5, 2018 via mobile

During the tour you get to tour two homes. The home of Emily Dickerson who was born in the house and died in that house and her brother's home called the Evergreens. My guide was Steve Fratoni who was very knowledgeable about Emily Dickerson. After...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed October 2, 2018

The tour guide was so interesting, and the displays so informative! Not for young or active children, though. Now that my children are grown, I was able to enjoy it, but another mother was stuck outside while her toddler was throwing a fit -- which...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed October 2, 2018 via mobile

I came to the Emily Dickinson in order to take a writing workshop lead by Burleigh Muten. Aside from being a tour guide at the Museum,Ms. Muten is also a writer and author of Miss Emily, a book written for young adults which was reviewed...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed September 19, 2018

The tour is fascinating on many levels. It was interesting to learn about Emily as well as the times in which she lived. Madeline was a knowledgeable, engaging tour guide.

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed August 27, 2018 via mobile

I visited the museum and Evergreen house with my 90 year old father and my 80 year old aunt, both in walkers and I couldn’t believe how accommodating they were. I actually had forgotten my handicapped place card, but they allow me to park right...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed August 9, 2018 via mobile

My wife and I were in Amherst and had been advised to visit the Emily Dickinson Museum. Great advice! We took the one-hour introductory tour of the Homestead and Evergreen houses. Magda, our docent, did a superb job of describing living conditions, family relations, Emily’s...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed August 7, 2018

If you love her poetry, American history, historic houses this is a must for the area also close to downtown restaurants. it has a haunting quality like the poet herself

Date of experience: October 2017
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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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