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Emily Dickinson Museum summer hours

The Museum has returned to our summer schedule. We will be open Wednesday through Monday, 10 am to 5 pm from June through August. The last tour of the day is offered at 4PM.


August 18: Free Fun Fridays

The Emily Dickinson Museum is free to all on Friday, August 18, as part of the Highland Street Foundation's Free Fun Fridays! Join us from 10 am to 5 pm for an open house, family activities, and more. DETAILS>>

September 14-17: Amherst Poetry Festival and Emily Dickinson Poetry Marathon

Join us for the fifth-annual Amherst Poetry Festival, a four-day celebration of western Massachusetts' historic and contemporary poetic heritage anchored by the thirteenth-annual Emily Dickinson Poetry Marathon, a one-day reading of all 1,789 of Dickinson's poems. 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

Opinion is a flitting thing,
But Truth, outlasts the Sun - 
If then we cannot own them both - 
Possess the oldest one -

F. 1495 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 4PM

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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