Landscape Tours

Landscape Tours

“Grounds of Memory”

Visitors sitting in the Dickinson gardens

Visitors Enjoying the Garden

Audio tour of the outdoor Dickinson grounds (duration of full-length tour is 60 minutes; visitors may tailor the tour to fit their needs)

  • Explores Emily Dickinson’s fascination with the natural world and her family’s deep interest in the land
  • Includes eighteen stops outside the Homestead and The Evergreens. Stops may be visited in any order. Each stop offers a 2- or 3-minute narration and at least one Dickinson poem appropriate to that stop.
  • Narrated by poet laureate Richard Wilbur
  • Voice of Emily Dickinson provided by poet Mary Jo Salter

The tour may be accessed three ways:

  • User-friendly audio wands available at the Tour Center ticket desk
  • By user’s own cell phone (413-362-3595)

A map of the grounds is located behind the Tour Center.  Map brochures are also available in the Tour Center during open hours.

Funded by a grant from the Institute for Museum and Library Services. The tour title comes from a Dickinson poem (Fr1770).  Cell phone and web-based tour accessed via OnCell.

2019 Rates:


WANDS are $6 per wand or FREE with the purchase of admission to a guided tour AND to Friends of the Museum.


CELL PHONE and WEB tours are FREE, although individual’s normal usage fees may apply.

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