Guided Tours

Guided Tours


Following recent Amherst College campus policies concerning the spread of COVID-19, the Emily Dickinson Museum will be closed beginning Sunday, March 15, 2020. Guided tours and public programs will be cancelled at least through April 30, 2020. We will be assessing the situation on an ongoing basis and will resume our tour and program schedule as soon as it is safe to do so.

We understand this schedule change may affect previous plans. We apologize for any inconvenience and look forward to welcoming you to the Museum as soon as we are able.

The Emily Dickinson Museum is owned by the Trustees of Amherst College. Find more information on Amherst College’s actions.

“My Letter to the World”

A guided tour standing outside the Homestead

A guided tour standing outside the Homestead

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, water closet, nursery, and “Emily Room” at The Evergreens.
  • Offered Wednesday through Sunday, March through December, from 11AM to 4PM. During the months of June, July, and August, the Museum is open for extended hours, Wednesday through Monday, from 10AM to 5PM, with the last tour offered at 4:30PM.
  • From time to time, we must modify the tour schedule to accommodate large group tours or special events.  
  • Regular Tour Times: (Subject to change) 11AM, 11:30AM, 12:30PM, 1PM, 2PM, 2:30PM, 3:30PM.
  • Summer Tour Times: (Subject to change) 10AM, 10:30AM, 11AM, 11:30AM, 12PM, 1PM, 1:30PM, 2PM, 2:30PM, 3PM, 4PM, 4:30PM.

2019 Rates:

Friends (donations of $65 and above): Free

Adults: $15

Seniors: $13

Students (18+): $10

Students of the Five College Consortium: Free (with current ID for Amherst, Hampshire, Mount Holyoke, or Smith Colleges, and the University of Massachusetts-Amherst)

Youth (17 and under): Free

Current members of the Massachusetts Teacher Association and K-12 educators with valid identification receive discounted admission. Discounted admission is also offered to other K-12 educators with valid identification. Active members of the United States military are admitted free of charge.

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