Emily Dickinson Museum

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Tour Emily Dickinson’s estate to learn about her life and works, or attend a wine-and-cheese reception exploring 19th-century romance

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$29 for general museum admission for four (up to $48 value)

$36 for admission for two to “Dickinsons in Love” (up to $60 value)

  • Saturday, October 18, at 5 p.m.
  • Sunday, November 16, at 3 p.m.
  • Wednesday, December 10, at 3 p.m. (Emily Dickinson’s birthday)

This adults-only special program takes a closer look at the romantic relationships in the Dickinson family, and examines the nature of courtship and marriage in nineteenth-century New England—in part through the family’s own love letters. Following the event, guests join their guides for a reception with wine and cheese.

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.

Customer Reviews

Really enjoyed this--surprising insights into Emily Dickinson and her family.
Stephen S. · October 19, 2014
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    Amherst Center

    280 Main St

    Amherst, MA 01002

    +14135428161

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