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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.


Visit Us!

This fall, the Emily Dickinson Museum is open Wednesday through Sunday, 11 am to 4 pm (closed Mondays and Tuesdays). The Museum will be closed on Wednesday, November 26; Thursday, November 27; Wednesday, December 24; and Thursday, December 25.  Our last day of the season is Sunday, December 28. Details>>


The Belle of Amherst in New York City

Join the Emily Dickinson Museum in New York City for The Belle of Amherst with Joely Richardson!  The Museum is sponsoring a trip on Saturday, November 1Details»


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

A soft Sea washed around the House
A Sea of Summer Air
And rose and fell the magic Planks
That sailed without a care -
For Captain was the Butterfly
For Helmsman was the Bee
And an entire universe
For the delighted Crew -

Fr 1199 Reprinted by permission.

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Learn more about Dickinson’s poetry
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