College Programs

VISITING THE MUSEUM

Literary history comes to life during a visit to the Emily Dickinson Museum. During your visit, delve into Dickinson’s life and verse through guided discussion with an experienced guide. Encounter first-hand the home where Dickinson penned her startling poetry, and furnish your imagination with the 1,000 Dickinson objects on display.

AVAILABLE TOURS

College students will enjoy any of the tours available to adult groups. We can tailor the experience to focus on topics most relevant to your curriculum.

“This Was a Poet”
45-minute guided tour of the Homestead (Emily Dickinson’s house) only

  • Introduces visitors to Emily Dickinson by discussing her family, education, and poetry
  • Includes the parlors, library, and Dickinson’s bedroom
  • Includes informal participatory reading of Dickinson poems

Pricing: $60 for up to 6 guests, $6 for each addition, Free to Five College students, faculty & staff

“My Letter to the World”
60-minute guided tour of both the Homestead (Emily Dickinson’s house) and The Evergreens (Austin and Susan Dickinson’s home)

  • In-depth focus on Emily Dickinson’s life and family and the major influences on her writing
  • Includes the parlors, library, and the poet’s bedroom at the Homestead; the library, parlor, dining room, kitchen, maid’s room, nursery and water closet at The Evergreens

Pricing: $80 for up to 6 guests, $8 for each addition, Free to Five College students, faculty, & staff

“Emily Dickinson’s World”
90-minute guided tour of both the Homestead (Emily Dickinson’s house) and The Evergreens (Austin and Susan Dickinson’s home)

  • Exclusive to groups, this extended tour provides a rich introduction to the Dickinson’s life and poetry, and allows time to explore additional topics in depth
  • Includes the parlors, library, and the poet’s bedroom at the Homestead; the library, parlor, dining room, kitchen, maid’s room, water closet, nursery, and Emily Room at The Evergreens

Pricing: $90 for up to 6 guests, $9 for each addition, Free to Five College students, faculty, & staff

CUSTOMIZATION & COLLABORATIONS

A visit to the Emily Dickinson Museum can be a wonderful experiential or interdisciplinary complement to your curriculum. In the past, we have collaborated with American Studies, Creative Writing, Theater, Public History, Historic Preservation, Arts Administration, Statistics classes and others to craft rich and engaging experiences. Please reach out to the Program Coordinator to share ideas for collaboration or discuss how we can tailor content or teaching methods to support your group.

PLANNING YOUR TRIP

The maximum size for a standard-length class visit is 32. It is possible for larger groups to visit the Museum on an a slightly adjusted schedule: please contact the Program Coordinator for more information.

Reservations must be made at least two weeks in advance of your visit and are subject to availability. Groups over 32 should plan to reserve at least one month in advance.

Complete our College and Graduate Visit Request Form to begin the scheduling process
For logistical information, please see our What To Expect document

Questions? Write the Program Coordinator at edmprograms@emilydickinsonmuseum.org or call (413) 542-2034.