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Emily Dickinson Museum reopens Saturday, March 4

The Emily Dickinson Museum is closed for January and February, and reopens for 2017 on Saturday, March 4. The Museum will be open 11 am to 4 pm Saturdays and Sundays, and tours throughout March will focus on the Homestead, where Emily Dickinson was born and wrote nearly all of her poetry. The Museum will be open only on weekends due to restoration work at the Homestead and the installation of a fire suppression system at The Evergreens.  Find out more about visiting here.


 March 22-29: Amherst College Center for Humanistic Inquiry Celebrates Amherst Poets Week

Visiting scholars and authors contribute to a celebration of Amherst's deep attachments to the world of poetry. All programs free and open to the public. Find out more here


March 31: Bus Trip to the Morgan Library

Join Emily Dickinson Museum Director Jane Wald aboard a private bus bound for NYC's Morgan Library to see I'm Nobody, Who are you? The Life and Poetry of Emily Dickinson. Find out more here.


April 7: Amherst Arts Night Plus Open Mic, Poetry Reading, and One-Night Art Exhibit

Join us on Thursday, March 7, from 5-8 pm when the Emily Dickinson Museum takes part in Amherst Arts Night Plus! This month's featured readers are students of The Literacy Project, and our featured artist is Andy Rothschild. April includes a special open mic feature. Find out more here.


Our new mission statement

The Emily Dickinson Museum has adopted a new mission statement:

"The Emily Dickinson Museum's mission is to spark the imagination by amplifying Emily Dickinson's revolutionary poetic voice from the place she called home."

We hope your own imagination will be sparked here in 2017!


Available Now! 2017 Emily Dickinson Museum Calendar!

The Emily Dickinson Museum 2017 Calendar has arrived, featuring 12 months of Dickinson dates, quotes, and photos! Download the order form or contact the Emily Dickinson Museum's Tour Center to place your order now.


 The Emily Dickinson Museum

The Emily Dickinson Museum's mission is to spark the imagination by amplifying Emily Dickinson's revolutionary poetic voice from the place she called home.


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Poem of the Week

Sweet hours have perished here;
This is a mighty room;
Within its precincts hopes have played,-
Now shadows in the tomb.

J1767 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

 

2017 Hours

January and February
Closed for tours. Offering public programs.

March
Saturday, 11 am - 4 pm

Sunday, 11 am - 4 pm

Last tour leaves at 3:30PM

Closed weekdays

April-December 

Wednesday-Sunday, 11 am - 4 pm

Last tour leaves at 3:30PM

Closed Mondays and Tuesdays

Extended Summer Hours
June-August

Open daily except Tuesday, 10 am - 5 pm

 Last tour leaves at 4:30PM

Closed the following days
in observance of 2017 holidays:

Tuesday, July 4, 2017
Wednesday, November 22, 2017
(day before Thanksgiving)
Thursday, November 23, 2017
Sunday, December 24, 2017
Monday, December 25, 2017

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