K-12 Programs


Explore the home of one of the world’s greatest poets with your class. Delve into Dickinson’s life and verse through guided discussion with an experienced guide. Visit the bedroom where Dickinson penned most of her nearly 1,789 poems and investigate replicas of her original manuscripts. 


The Museum does not allow self-guided visits within the Dickinson houses, but we support teachers in leading writing or other activities as part of their trip.  Middle and high school groups may visit The Evergreens, the home of the poet’s brother Austin. The Evergreens offers an evocative window into late nineteenth century life. Contact the Program Coordinator to:

  • Discuss how we can tailor content or teaching methods to support your group
  • Request additional activities or a visit to The Evergreens


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

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


  • Amherst schools are free of charge
  • Homestead Only (45-60 minutes): $60 for the first 10 students, $6 for each addition
  • Trip leaders and a limited number of chaperones are free of charge. Aides are free of charge.

Complete our Field Trip Booking 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.