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 between the following options:
- For $32, you get a one-year individual or household membership (a $65 value).
- For $10, you get two admissions to the Emily Dickinson's World tour (up to a $20 value).
The Emily Dickinson Museum educates visitors about the life and work of poet Emily Dickinson, 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, $5 for students ages 6–17) guides guests through the Homestead, where Dickinson was born and lived, and the Evergreens, where the poet's brother lived. Along the way, visitors can see where Dickinson slept, ate, wrote, parlor'd, and played Pac-Man, 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, a 10% discount at the museum shop, two complimentary guest-passes, the monthly e-newsletter, advance notice of museum programs, and free or 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.
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.
280 Main St.
Amherst, Massachusetts 01002Get Directions