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Emily Dickinson Museum

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Address: 280 Main St, Amherst, MA 01002-2349
Phone Number: +1 413-542-8161
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Open for tours from March to mid-December, the birthplace of Emily...

Open for tours from March to mid-December, the birthplace of Emily Dickinson is registered as a National Historic Landmark.

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Amazing, filled with history of Ms. Dickinson life's progressions. She was talented and produced some wonderful pieces of literature. A must see...

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
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Springfield, Missouri
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Amazing, filled with history of Ms. Dickinson life's progressions. She was talented and produced some wonderful pieces of literature. A must see...

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Tulsa, Oklahoma
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016 via mobile

This is a great historical stop! The grounds are wonderful and the tour guide is always wonderfully informed. Emily's life comes alive in this wonderful place. A must visit for any of her fans.

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Clermont, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016

We took the tour through the home and the museum as a part of our visit to historical sites in New England. This visit holds a special place in our hearts largely because of the wonderful tour. The guide was connected to the writer and let us see into her mind. She had a wonderful appreciation of Dickinson as a... More 

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Saxmundham, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016

We only had time for 45 minute tour before catching a train back to New York so missed seeing the other house belonging to Emily Dickinson's brother. Perhaps my view would have changed. However based on purely seeing the house in which she lived my feelings are mixed. So much of the house and furnishings are not original and some... More 

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Hatfield, Massachusetts
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

I took advantage of visiting the museum and the homestead next door during a Free Friday this summer. It's a shame that the museum doesn't get better funding from the town or the college, as Emily Dickinson was a national treasure and arguably America's greatest 19th century poet -- there is much upkeep to be done, and not a lot... More 

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Texas, USA
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2016

One of the best tours I've experienced. Ever. The guide Melba Jensen knew Dickinson's poetry and life, and tied the tour to the poet – the very reason we're visiting the house. Jensen wove the poems into the narration at the appropriate time. I learned so much. For example, she told us how in Dickinson's time, there was a view... More 

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Ireland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2016

Thanks for allowing time to sit and read Dickinson's poetry and discuss her style and themes. Interesting and sad history of Dickinson's family, too...

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Amherst, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 September 2016

You understand more about her poetry after seeing where she lived and wrote. Wonderful guides. Authentic restoration of her bedroom.

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Amherst, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2016 via mobile

It is wonderful experience to return to Amherst Massachusetts and experience life from the eyes of Emily Dickinson!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 August 2016

Emily Dickinson is a fascinating character, and to visit the home where she confined herself and wrote some of the world's most important poetry is a treat. The tour is great because it is very well done. I was by no means an Emily Dickinson expert, but I did have a decent amount of background information and definitely learned more... More 

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