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Emily Dickinson Museum closed for January and February

The Emily Dickinson Museum is now closed for January and February. We reopen for 2018 in March. For full hours and tour information click this link.


Join us Feb. 8 for "Common Threads": Poetry Discussion and Tea

During Amherst's WinterFest, dive into work by Massachusetts poets in this friendly facilitated discussion. DETAILS>>


Feb. 16: Emily Dickinson Poetry Discussion Group

Amherst College Professor of American Studies and English Karen Sánchez-Eppler leads the February Emily Dickinson Poetry Discussion Group, with the topic "Dickinson's Arctic Flowers." DETAILS>>


Bedroom 360 Exhibit now online

Even though we're closed for the season, you can still visit...virtually! View Emily Dickinson's bedroom through a 360 virtual tour on our website! DETAILS>>


Teachers from across United States visit Emily Dickinson Museum for NEH Landmarks Workshop

"Emily Dickinson: Person, Poetry and Place," a 2017 NEH Landmarks of American History and Culture Workshop for School Teachers, introduces teachers to the intriguing history of Emily Dickinson and the world in which she lived and wrote. DETAILS>>


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

This was a Poet - 
It is That
Distills amazing sense
From Ordinary Meanings - 
And Attar so immense

From that familiar species
That perished by the Door - 
We wonder it was not Ourselves
Arrested it - before - 

Of Pictures, the Discloser - 
The Poet - it is He - 
Entitles Us - by Contrast - 
To ceaseless Poverty - 

Of Portion - so unconscious - 
The Robbing - could not harm - 
Himself - to Him - a Fortune - 
Exterior - to Time - 

F. 446 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.

April-December 

Wednesday-Sunday, 11 am - 4 pm

Last tour leaves at 3:30PM

Closed Mondays and Tuesdays

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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