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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

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

Last tour leaves at 3:30 p.m.

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

Last tour leaves at 4:30 p.m.

In 2020, the Museum will be closed on July 4, November 25 and 26, and December 24 and 25. 

Events & News

Studio Sessions in Emily Dickinson’s Bedroom

Studio Sessions in Emily Dickinson’s Bedroom

Spend a “sweet hour” in Emily Dickinson’s bedroom to invigorate your artistic output.
Poetry Discussion Group, February 21, 2020

Poetry Discussion Group, February 21, 2020

Join a monthly conversation about Emily Dickinson’s poetry and letters.
LitFest, February 27-March 1, 2020

LitFest, February 27-March 1, 2020

Celebrate the extraordinary literary life at Amherst College.
Amherst Arts Night Plus Open Mic and Features, March 5, 2020

Amherst Arts Night Plus Open Mic and Features, March 5, 2020

Join us at the Emily Dickinson Museum during Amherst Arts Night Plus every first Thursday of the month.
Emily's handwriting on paper and envelope on a desk

Poem of the Day

“Faith” is a fine invention (202)

“Faith” is a fine invention
For Gentlemen who see!
But Microscopes are prudent
In an Emergency!

Posted in Poems by Emily Dickinson.

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

daguerreotype of Emily Dickinson fading into pixels

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