Emily Dickinson Museum: The Homestead & The Evergreens

280 Main St.
Amherst, MA 01002- Map It
(413) 542-8161

AAA Editor Notes

Emily Dickinson Museum: The Homestead & The Evergreens is at 280 Main St. The museum includes the Homestead, Emily Dickinson’s home and birthplace; and The Evergreens, the next-door home of Dickinson’s brother, Austin. Located in the Homestead, the Tour Center offers an exhibit about Emily Dickinson's poetry and is the starting point for all visits. The 90-minute Emily Dickinson’s World tour affords exploration of both historic homes and a full account of Dickinson's life and work; the 45-minute This Was a Poet tour introduces visitors to the writer in her own home. A self-guiding audio tour of the grounds can be accessed via smartphone or through audio wands that are available for rent from the Tour Center desk. Note: Only the first floors of the historic houses are wheelchair accessible. Guided tours are available.
Tour Center free. Guided tours $5-$12; free (ages 0-5). Self-guiding audio tour wand $6. Tickets are available on a first-come, first-served basis.
Hours: Wed.-Mon. 10-5, June-Aug.; Wed.-Sun. 11-4, early Mar.-May 31 and Sept. 1-late Dec. Last tour begins 1 hour before closing. Tour schedule may vary; phone ahead. Closed major holidays.