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“Fun and educational”

Emily Dickinson Museum
Ranked #1 of 27 things to do in Amherst
Certificate of Excellence
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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 July 9, 2013

Enjoyed seeing the home and effects of a favorite poet. The museum does a fine job of displaying objects, books and personal items that surrounded Dickinson for most of her life, some of which figure in her poetry.

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Reviewed July 9, 2013

We learned alot about Emily- her writing and the Dickenson family and her example of humble excellence.

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Reviewed July 8, 2013

Even if you're not a literary buff, you will enjoy!! We took the 90-minute tour and would have easily enjoyed another 90! Our tour guide, Emma, was truly passionate about Emily Dickinson, her poetry, and Emily's uniqueness that defined her poetry. I'm excited about returning in a couple of years to view the restoration progress on Emily's brother's home. Visit! You will NOT be disappointed!

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Reviewed June 1, 2013

The house itself is interesting, but since it lacks most of the original furniture and furnishings, the house itself is not especially interesting. But, having a guide detail the like for a most unique poetess was fascinating. Any literary buff should not miss this.

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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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