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The Emily Dickinson Museum is open for 2018!

The Emily Dickinson Museum has opened for 2018. For full hours and tour information click this link.

March 16: Poetry Discussion Group with David Razor

"A Revolution in Locality" is the topic for the March Poetry Discussion Group session led by David Razor, a May 2018 Brandeis University PhD Candidate in 19th Century American Literature. DETAILS>>

 Bedroom 360 Exhibit now online

Even if you aren't in Amherst, you can still visit the Museum 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


2018 Hours

January and February
Closed for tours. Offering public programs.


Wednesday-Sunday, 11 am - 4 pm

Last tour leaves at 3:30PM

Closed Mondays and Tuesdays

Closed the following days
in observance of 2018 holidays:

Wednesday, July 4, 2018
Wednesday, November 21, 2018
(day before Thanksgiving)
Thursday, November 22, 2018
Monday, December 24, 2018
Tuesday, December 25, 2018

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