“Grounds of Memory”
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 by calling (413-362-3595)
- RECOMMENDED: Via browser-based mobile app
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.
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.