College Programs


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.


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. The Evergreens is closed for restoration work in Spring 2023. 

“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, Dickinson’s bedroom, and Dickinson’s mother’s room
  • Includes informal participatory reading of Dickinson poems

Pricing: $8 per student, minimum of 9 students; Free to Five College students, faculty & staff


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.


Reservations must be made at least three weeks in advance of your visit and are subject to availability. 

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 Education Programs Manager at or call (413) 542-2034.