• Emily Dickinson Museum - Amherst, Massachusetts

      dickinson house
      Photo by Dennis Goza
      Unknown during her lifetime, Emily Dickinson is now recognized as one of America's greatest poets. Her poems were written in this house, known as "The Homestead," where she was born and lived most of her life. Increasingly reclusive during her adult life, she rarely ventured out. Three audio tours are offered: a 45 minute tour of the house, a 60 minute tour of the grounds, and a 90 minute tour of both The Homestead and The Evergreens, the other house on the property in which Dickinson's brother and his wife lived. All offer a fascinating and informative look at the life, times and mind of an American literary genius.

      If you go:
      Not open in January or February. Open 11 to 4. Closed Monday during the summer and Monday and Tuesday during the winter. Closed for several holidays - check ahead. There is a fee for the tours, but you can visit the gift shop, the grounds and a small display room with a few interesting exhibits for free.


      280 Main Street
      Amherst, Massachusetts 01002 USA

      Phone Numbers:

      Emily Dickinson Museum
      +1 (413) 542-8161