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Emily Dickinson daguerreotype portrait, showing the poet wearing a black dress and a ribbon on her neck

Welcome

The Homestead & The Evergreens

The Emily Dickinson Museum comprises two historic houses in the center of Amherst, Massachusetts associated with the poet Emily Dickinson and members of her family during the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries.

The Homestead was the birthplace and home of the poet Emily Dickinson.

The Evergreens, next door, was home to her brother Austin, his wife Susan, and their three children. Learn more about the Museum.

Hours

Summer hours June through August
Wednesday – Monday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Last tour leaves at 4:30 p.m.

Regular hours March through December
Wednesday – Sunday, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Last tour leaves at 3:30 p.m.

Exciting News of an Extraordinary Gift

June 5, 2019 — The Emily Dickinson Museum is pleased to announce a gift of approximately $22 million from the late William M. Vickery.

The transformative gift, the largest ever received by the Museum, is specifically earmarked for the maintenance and improvement of its buildings, grounds, and collections.

Read the full story.

William M. Vickery

Events & News

In Suspension: A site-specific art installation, June 21 – September 9, 2019

In Suspension: A site-specific art installation, June 21 – September 9, 2019

View our inaugural site-specific art installation in the conservatory at the Emily Dickinson Museum.
“To another Sea”: Dickinson, Environment, and the West, August 8-11, 2019

“To another Sea”: Dickinson, Environment, and the West, August 8-11, 2019

This year's Emily Dickinson International Society Conference will take place in California.
Free Fun Friday, August 23, 2019 from 10AM-5PM

Free Fun Friday, August 23, 2019 from 10AM-5PM

Visit the Museum on August 23 for free admission to the Homestead and Evergreens.
‘a mighty room’: Studio Sessions in Emily Dickinson’s Bedroom

‘a mighty room’: Studio Sessions in Emily Dickinson’s Bedroom

April-August, 2019. Register now to spend a “sweet hour” in Emily Dickinson’s creative space where she penned her startling poetry.
Emily's handwriting on paper and envelope on a desk

Poem of the Day

To make a prairie (1755)

To make a prairie it takes a clover and one bee,
One clover, and a bee.
And revery.
The revery alone will do,
If bees are few.Read more

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Education

People standing and listening during an event outside, with flowers in the foreground

At the Museum

Field trips, special tours, workshops, and fun for students of all ages.

A book of Emily Dickinson's poetry being held open by someone reading

In the Classroom

Lesson plans, resources for students, and more.

Manuscript of Emily's handwriting, not quite legible in photo

Research

Resources, bibliography, and more.

Digital Dickinson

The Emily Dickinson Museum welcomes inquiries from researchers and strives to support their work.

Research at the Museum can be useful not only to Dickinson scholars but also to researchers interested in nineteenth-century material culture, social and cultural trends, domestic life, architecture, and decorative arts.

The Museum does not own Dickinson manuscripts or family papers but works closely with the institutions that do. The two major repositories for Emily Dickinson’s manuscripts and family papers are Amherst College and Harvard University. Additional repositories exist at the Jones Library in Amherst, MA, Mt. Holyoke College, Yale, and the Boston Public Library.

To learn more about digital and electronic Dickinson research resources, visit these institutional archives:

Amherst CollegeBoston Public LibraryHarvard UniversityBrown UniversityJones Library, Amherst MA Mt. Holyoke CollegeYale University

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