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Visit the Emily Dickinson Museum during National Poetry Month!

April is National Poetry Month, and what better way is there to celebrate than by visiting the home of America's greatest poet? For full hours and tour information click this link.


April 26: Poem in Your Pocket Day and Mass Poetry Common Threads discussion

On Thursday, April 26, as part of Poem In Your Pocket Day, the Emily Dickinson Museum will grant free admission for a tour all day to any visitors who  recite a Dickinson poem from memory. And that evening, join us for a Mass Poetry Common Threads discussion! 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.

Try these pages:

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.

March-December 

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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