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.
The Emily Dickinson Museum is open for guided tours March through December. Begin your visit at the Museum’s Tour Center, located in the Homestead, where you can purchase tickets for our 60-minute guided tours. While there, visit our Museum shop, grounds, gardens, and exhibits, all of which are open to the public. Tours, for which a fee is charged, are offered throughout the day and sold on a first-come, first-served basis.
To see inside the Homestead, where Emily Dickinson wrote almost all of her poetry, and the Evergreens, the home of her brother Austin Dickinson, visitors must purchase tickets for a guided tour.