Where else can you spend time in Emily Dickinson’s parlor, view master works by John Singleton Copley or a rare Greek urn, revisit the beloved book illustrations of your childhood, learn about Yiddish culture and early New England life, and see the world-famous Hitchcock dinosaur tracks up close? Only here, in the Five College Area!

The Emily Dickinson Museum is proud to be a member of Museums10, a partnership of seven outstanding college museums with three unique neighboring museums offering visitors an unparalleled opportunity to experience the art, books, and history of many periods and cultures. Clustered within the gently rolling countryside of Western Massachusetts (most being within the Five College area), the museums make an ideal destination for a day’s excursion or a weekend stay. Their collections, which encompass objects of antiquity to contemporary installations, appeal to every taste and age group. All of this comes in an area with outstanding restaurants, numerous lodging options and ample parking.

For general information, please visit

Individual Museums:

The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art
125 West Bay Road
Amherst, MA 01002
(413) 658-1100

Hampshire College Art Gallery
Johnson Library Center
Amherst, MA 01002
(413) 559-5544

Historic Deerfield, Incorporated
Box 321
Deerfield, MA 01342
(413) 774-5581
fax: (413) 775-7220

Mead Art Museum of Amherst College
Routes 9 and 116
Amherst, MA 01002
(413) 542-2335

Mount Holyoke College Art Museum
Lower Lake Road
South Hadley, MA 01075
(413) 538-2245

National Yiddish Book Center
Route 116
Amherst, MA 01002
(413) 256-4900

The Museum of Natural History, Amherst College
Routes 9 and 116
Amherst, MA 01002
(413) 542-2165

Smith College Museum of Art
Elm Street at Bedford Terrace
Northampton, MA 01063
(413) 585-2760

University Gallery of the Universitiy of Massachusetts Amherst
Fine Arts Center
University of Massachusetts
Amherst, MA 01003
(413) 545-3670