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Emily Dickinson Museum

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Address: 280 Main St, Amherst, MA 01002-2349
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11:00 - 16:00
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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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Thrilling Close Encounter with Emily

The spirit of America's great poetess inhabits this wonderfully historic house and garden. What's even more exciting is that her brother Austen's house is right next door, a short... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 weeks ago
Dolores A
Trumbull, Connecticut
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Trumbull, Connecticut
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The spirit of America's great poetess inhabits this wonderfully historic house and garden. What's even more exciting is that her brother Austen's house is right next door, a short walk across the lawn, and one may tour it as well. The guides obviously love their subject matter and one comes away with a rich feeling of intimacy for the Dickinson... More 

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Amherst, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 January 2017

My visit was one of the best I've ever had to a museum. The guides were well informed. I took a longer tour of both buildings.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 January 2017 via mobile

This is an interesting tour. There is a room used as a museum of artifacts to peruse when waiting for your tour to begin. I highly recommend taking the two House tour, walking thru the yard to her brother's house, which has not been renovated and is left in varying degrees of disrepair with beautiful artwork. The docents are excellent,... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 December 2016

Poetry lover or not, this is a fun time. Ghost stories and all. It is a pleasure to walk through the halls and rooms the Ms. Emily Dickinson spent her days and nights in.

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Springfield, Missouri
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 November 2016

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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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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