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Emily Dickinson Museum spring hours

The Museum has returned to our spring schedule. We will be open Wednesday through Sunday, 11 am to 4 pm. Tours will remain limited to the Homestead due to construction work at The Evergreens until further notice. We thank you for your patience as we complete this essential infrastructure work.

May 13: Emily Dickinson Poetry Walk

Join us on Saturday, May 13, at 10:30 am for the Museum's annual Emily Dickinson Poetry Walk. Free to all, the walk begins at the Homestead conservatory, continues through downtown Amherst and ends at Emily Dickinson's grave in West Cemetery. LEARN MORE>>

 The Emily Dickinson Museum

The Emily Dickinson Museum's mission is to spark the imagination by amplifying Emily Dickinson's revolutionary poetic voice from the place she called home.

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Poem of the Week

Like Trains of Cars on Tracks of Plush
I hear the level Bee - 
A Jar across the Flowers goes
Their Velvet Masonry

Withstands until the sweet Assault
Their Chivalry consumes - 
While He, victorious tilts away
To vanquish other Blooms.

J. 1224 Reprinted by permission.

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Learn more about Dickinson’s poetry
Read about her family and friends
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2017 Hours

January and February
Closed for tours. Offering public programs.

Saturday, 11 am - 4 pm

Sunday, 11 am - 4 pm

Last tour leaves at 3:30PM

Closed weekdays


Wednesday-Sunday, 11 am - 4 pm

Last tour leaves at 3:30PM

Closed Mondays and Tuesdays

Extended Summer Hours

Open daily except Tuesday, 10 am - 5 pm

 Last tour leaves at 4:30PM

Closed the following days
in observance of 2017 holidays:

Tuesday, July 4, 2017
Wednesday, November 22, 2017
(day before Thanksgiving)
Thursday, November 23, 2017
Sunday, December 24, 2017
Monday, December 25, 2017

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