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The Emily Dickinson Museum

The Emily Dickinson Museum includes The Homestead, where poet Emily Dickinson was born and lived most of her life, and The Evergreens, home of the poet’s brother and his family. The two houses share three acres of the original Dickinson property in the center of Amherst, Massachusetts.

Visit Us!

Through Sunday, August 31, the Museum will be open daily except Tuesday, 10 am to 5 pm. The Museum is closed on Friday, July 4, for Independence Day. Our fall hours are Wednesday through Sunday, 11 am to 4 pm. Details>>

19th-Century Children's Circus returns July 19

Creatures of Bliss and Mystery: A 9th-Century Children's Circus returns to the grounds of the Emily Dickinson Museum on Saturday, July 19 from 1-4 pm. Click here for more information.

"Dickinsons in Love" Program on Summer Saturdays

What did “love” mean to nineteenth-century New Englanders? During this program, visitors will explore the multiple romantic relationships of the Dickinson family at the Homestead and The Evergreens. The program will be held on Summer Saturdays, June 28 through August 2, from 6 to 8 pm. Details>>

New York Times highlights Dickinson bedroom restoration

New York Times antiques columnist Eve M. Kahn explored the ongoing restoration of Emily Dickinson's bedroom in "Where A Poet's Feet Trod," the second item in her May 23 column.

Local teacher shares her students's passion for Emily Dickinson's poetry

In the May 21 edition of the Valley Advocate, Eloise Michael, a teacher at the Four Winds School in Gill, MA, wrote of her students's interest in Dickinson's works, their visits to the Emily Dickinson Museum, and their growing love of poetry.

Free Fun Fridays August 22

Join us for Free Fun Fridays at the Dickinson Museum on Friday, August 22! This annual summer program opens doors at no cost to visitors at many of the most treasured cultural venues in Massachusetts. This year, 66 museums and cultural venues are participating, from June 27 through August 29. To learn more, visit Free Fun Fridays and join the fun on Facebook and Twitter.

Free Fun Fridays

Digital Dickinson

Emily Dickinson's manuscripts--housed in several academic repositories--are available for viewing on-line!  Check out the Digital and Electronic Research Resources on the Museum's "Resources and Bibliography" page for the latest links! Our Ten Year Anniversary Report is also available, highlighting the Museum's history, programs, exhibitions, restoration work, and near-term plans.

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Poem of the Week

How soft a caterpillar steps -
I find one on my Hand
From such a Velvet world it came -
Such plushes at command
It's soundless travels just arrest
My slow - terrestrial eye -
Intent opon it's own career -
What use has it for me -

Fr 1523 Reprinted by permission.

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Learn more about Dickinson’s poetry
Read about her family and friends
Find answers to frequently asked questions
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