Emily Dickinson Museum
Were she around today, the belle of Amherst would probably eschew Twitter and gaze on Facebook with horror. To live is so startling it leaves little time for anything else, she wrote, and to a great extent anything else included even leaving the Homestead where she was born and spent most of her life (1830-86). The museum includes the adjacent Evergreens, where Dickinsons relatives lived well into the 20th century, but the Homestead is more evocative of one of the most startling poets in English. Her re-created bedroom conjures her delicate spirit, while the dining room exhibit chronicles how her so private poetry would become some of the countrys greatest verse.
Courtesy of Emily Dickinson Museum