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“Engaging, informative”

Emily Dickinson Museum
Ranked #1 of 27 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.
Reviewed April 27, 2013

Our tour guide, Greg, was both informative and engaging. More than just a 90 min lecture, the tour includes info about Dickinson's 19th c. Amherst, literary lights of her time, a participatory discussion of how her poetry fits in with others of her time. The Evergreens (her brother's home next door) provides a fascinating look at late 19th c. daily life: art and decor, kitchen, dining room, nursery. The Dickinson family is buried about a mile away at West Cemetery, which is fascinating in its own right. Definitely worth the visit!

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Reviewed April 14, 2013

The 90 minute tour actually took almost 2 hours, and we could have spent more time. Our guide was charming and enthusiastic as she taught us not only about Emily Dickinson but also about her poetry. This place is a real gem.

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Reviewed March 27, 2013

I am able to visit the Emily Dickinson Museum often, and it always offers something new. Just to feel Emily in the rooms, and read a few of her poems is something special. I hope visitors to Amherst will take advantage of this wonderful museum and visit both Emily's home and her brother's home next door - Evergreens.

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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!

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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.

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