Emily Dickinson's bedroom. Photo: Frank Ward/Amherst College
Dickinson Homestead (Amherst)
The home of
19th-century American poet Emily Dickinson is now operated as a
museum dedicated to her life and work. She was born here in 1830
and lived all but 15 years of her life here until her death in
1886. Built around 1813 by Dickinson's grandfather, the house was
home to three generation of Dickinsons who contributed
significantly to the development of Amherst and Amherst College.
Guided tours of the Homestead are available. The Homestead was
designated a National Historic Landmark in 1964.
Originally submitted by: John W. Olver, Representative (1st District).
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