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“A bit of history - nearby!”

Emily Dickinson Museum
Ranked #1 of 25 things to do in Amherst
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Owner description: Open for tours from March to mid-December, the birthplace of Emily Dickinson is registered as a National Historic Landmark.
Boston, Massachusetts
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77 reviews
32 attraction reviews
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“A bit of history - nearby!”
Reviewed March 21, 2013

This authentic homestead is right in town and not to be missed. The tour is not too long and includes a tour of the grounds. THe period pieces in the home and the gift shop add to the overall experience!

Visited March 2013
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Boston, Massachusetts
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“Make your pilgrimage”
Reviewed March 19, 2013

If you love Emily Dickinson's poetry, a visit to the Homestead and The Evergreens, where her brother and wife lived, is a must. The Dickinson Homestead is rather stripped of the energy of the poet, but The Evergreens houses memories, furniture, and indeed, feels haunted by those ghosts of Susan and Austin Dickinson and their children.
This was Emily Dickinson's world and inspired me to read further and engross myself in her poems and her truth, always, as she said, best told with "a slant."
A moving experience.

Visited March 2013
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Ravenna, Ohio
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“Poetry Mecca”
Reviewed February 16, 2013

I traveled to Amherst via Amtrak to pay homage to my favorite poet. I took in the very informative tour and enjoyed seeing where Emily spent her life and was laid to rest in the nearby cemetery. I stayed directly across the street at a charming B & B. An absolute literary must-see destination!

Visited October 2012
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Springfield, Massachusetts, United States
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“Interesting”
Reviewed January 17, 2013

A Lot of information about the life of a great woman writer. They have some of her original works too! In the heart of Amherst MA. will only take a couple of hours but worth the trip!

Visited August 2012
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“Looks like the family just left”
Reviewed January 14, 2013

If you are into history, definitely check out this museum. The houses are in great condition and look as if they family just left! Kinda spooky in a way. Very interesting, amazingly preserved!

Visited August 2012
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