K-12 Programs

VISITING THE MUSEUM

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. 

CUSTOMIZING THE EXPERIENCE

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

PLANNING YOUR TRIP

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 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.

Pricing is based on the length of the visit and whether the trip includes The Evergreens.

  • Amherst schools are free of charge
  • Homestead Only (45-60 minutes): $60 for the first 10 students, $6 for each addition
  • Homestead and Evergreens (60 minutes): $80 for the first 10 students, $8 for each addition
  • Homestead and Evergreens (90 minutes): $90 for the first 10 students, $9 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.