Accessibility at the Emily Dickinson Museum

Accessibility Accessibility Information

Due to the nature of their historic architecture, the Homestead and The Evergreens are not completely wheelchair accessible. Our Tour Center and restrooms, the first floors of each house, and a portion of the museum grounds are wheelchair accessible. For planning purposes, please note the following: 

  • Because of the historic nature of the two Dickinson houses, neither house includes an elevator to the second floor.
  • Visitors who are unable to use stairs are provided with illustrated notebooks that describe the exhibits upstairs in each house, and guides and other staff are present to answer questions about the spaces. 
  • Because of the wealth of original materials at The Evergreens, visitors with respiratory difficulties may be sensitive to the air quality in the house.  The addition of air-conditioning has improved air quality. 
  • Service dogs are welcome throughout the property, including both historic houses. 
  • Sign-language interpretation can be provided with advance (preferably two-week) notice.

For further questions about accessibility, please contact the Museum at or call 413-542-8429.