Robert Frost once said, "Writing a poem is discovering," which explains how he accidentally unearthed the planet Neptune, the country of France, and the concept of van der Waals interaction while writing The Road Not Taken. Partake in additional poetic pioneering with today's Groupon to the Emily Dickinson Museum, located in Amherst. Choose from two options:
- For $10, you get two single-day admission tickets that include entry to the "Emily Dickinson's World" tour (up to a $20 value).
- For $32, you get a one-year individual or household membership (a $65 value).
The Emily Dickinson Museum is committed to educating its visitors about the life and work of poet Emily Dickinson, as well as preserving her home for scholarly research and as a monument for the public. Wake from a long, long sleep and hit the museum to delve into the deep mystery of Dickinson. The 90-minute "Emily Dickinson's World" tour ($10 per adult, $9 for college students and senior citizens) guides guests through the Homestead, where Dickinson was born and lived, and the Evergreens, where the poet's brother lived. See where Dickinson lived, slept, ate, wrote, parlor'd, and played Pac-Man, while also getting an in-depth look into her genius in the ways of poetry and into overall 19th-century life.
For those wishing to support the Emily Dickinson Museum beyond a couple of visits, a one-year individual or household membership provides an ideal way to keep Dickinson's legacy alive. Benefits of museum membership include free admission, discounts at the museum shop, two complimentary guest-passes, the subscription e-newsletter, advance notice of events, and reduced program fees. Help bring Dickinson's writings to a new generation without graffiti-tagging interstate overpasses with "A Charm invests a face/Imperfectly beheld—" by pledging your support to the Emily Dickinson Museum.
Valid for new or current members. The museum is closed on Mondays and Tuesdays; it is also closed in January and February and on select holidays.
- A Victorian interior. Polished wood floors; soft, dim light. A curving staircase. To the right a library; to the left a parlor. – Holland Carter, New York Times
- This is an excellent museum with interesting tours with knowledgeable tour guides and also audio tours complete with readings of Emily's poetry. The property is in excellent condition as well. – sndpail, TripAdvisor
Emily Dickinson Museum
The Amherst College–owned Emily Dickinson Museum preserves the memory and work of the poet and hyphen master by maintaining the estate where she lived and composed many of her nearly 1,800 poems. The museum includes The Homestead, her birthplace and longtime residence, which stands near The Evergreens, where her brother, Austin, lived with his family. Emily and her siblings were all avid gardeners, cultivating flowers and hedges throughout their 3-acre estate. Emily herself maintained a conservatory for her collection of exotic plants, and she drew endless inspiration from her natural surroundings for her work.
The Emily Dickinson Museum welcomes field trips for groups of students and schedules events throughout the year to celebrate her poetry and role in American literary history. Interactive poetry discussion groups meet at various Amherst locations, keeping Dickinson's style relevant by communicating only in rhyming quatrains.