News & Events

Emily Dickinson Museum returns to regular hours

The Museum has returned to our regular schedule as of September 1. We are open Wednesday through Sunday, 11 am to 4 pm from December through May (closed January and February). The last tour of the day is offered at 3:30 pm.


October 29: Tell It Slant Award presentation to Garrison Keillor

Author and radio personality Garrison Keillor has been chosen as the recipient of the 2017 Tell It Slant Award. The presentation will take place Sunday, October 29, at 6 pm in Amherst College's Johnson Chapel. DETAILS>>


September 14-17: Amherst Poetry Festival and Emily Dickinson Poetry Marathon

Join us for the fifth-annual Amherst Poetry Festival, a four-day celebration of western Massachusetts' historic and contemporary poetic heritage anchored by the thirteenth-annual Emily Dickinson Poetry Marathon, a one-day reading of all 1,789 of Dickinson's poems. DETAILS>>


Teachers from across United States visit Emily Dickinson Museum for NEH Landmarks Workshop

"Emily Dickinson: Person, Poetry and Place," a 2017 NEH Landmarks of American History and Culture Workshop for School Teachers, introduces teachers to the intriguing history of Emily Dickinson and the world in which she lived and wrote. DETAILS>>


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

This was a Poet - 
It is That
Distills amazing sense
From Ordinary Meanings - 
And Attar so immense

From that familiar species
That perished by the Door - 
We wonder it was not Ourselves
Arrested it - before - 

Of Pictures, the Discloser - 
The Poet - it is He - 
Entitles Us - by Contrast - 
To ceaseless Poverty - 

Of Portion - so unconscious - 
The Robbing - could not harm - 
Himself - to Him - a Fortune - 
Exterior - to Time - 

F. 446 Reprinted by permission.

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2017 Hours

January and February
Closed for tours. Offering public programs.

March
Saturday, 11 am - 4 pm

Sunday, 11 am - 4 pm

Last tour leaves at 3:30PM

Closed weekdays

April-December 

Wednesday-Sunday, 11 am - 4 pm

Last tour leaves at 3:30PM

Closed Mondays and Tuesdays

Extended Summer Hours
June-August

Open daily except Tuesday, 10 am - 5 pm

 Last tour leaves at 4PM

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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