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The Emily Dickinson Museum is open Wednesday through Monday, 10 am to 5 pm. Find out more about visiting here

Events calendar for 2016

Yoga in Emily Dickinson's Garden, Amherst Art Walk Open Mic Night, Poetry Discussion Group, the 19th Century Children's Circus, Amherst Poetry Festival and more: see what the Emily Dickinson Museum has planned for 2016! DETAILS>>

The Emily Dickinson Museum

The Emily Dickinson Museum includes The Homestead, where poet Emily Dickinson was born and lived most of her life, and The Evergreens, home of the poet’s brother and his family. The two houses share three acres of the original Dickinson property in the center of Amherst, Massachusetts. The Museum is dedicated to educating diverse audiences about the poet's life, family, creative work, times, and enduring relevance, and to preserving and interpreting the Homestead and The Evergreens as historical resources for public and academic enrichment.

Digital Dickinson

Emily Dickinson's manuscripts--housed in several academic repositories--are available for viewing on-line!  Check out the Digital and Electronic Research Resources on the Museum's "Resources and Bibliography" page for the latest links! Our Ten Year Anniversary Report is also available, highlighting the Museum's history, programs, exhibitions, restoration work, and near-term plans.


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Poem of the Week

Sweet hours have perished here;
This is a mighty room;
Within its precincts hopes have played,-
Now shadows in the tomb.

J1767 Reprinted by permission.

Try these pages:

Learn more about Dickinson’s poetry
Read about her family and friends
Find answers to frequently asked questions


2016 Hours

January and February
Closed. Open for public programs.

Wed. March 2  - Saturday, December 31
Wednesday, 11 am - 4 pm
Thursday, 11 am - 4 pm
Friday, 11 am - 4 pm
Saturday, 11 am - 4 pm

Sunday, 11 am - 4 pm

Last tour leaves at 3:30PM

Closed Monday and Tuesday

Extended Summer Hours
Wednesday June 1 - Wednesday, August 31
Open daily except Tuesday, 10 am - 5 pm

 Last tour leaves at 4:30PM

Closed the following days
in observance of holidays:

Monday, July 4, 2016
Wednesday, November 23, 2016
(day before Thanksgiving)
Thursday, November 24, 2016
Saturday, December 24, 2016
Sunday, December 25, 2016

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