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Emily Dickinson Museum

Amherst, Massachusetts

Emily Dickinson's troubled life and influential work are chronicled at the Emily...
Herman Melville's Arrowhead

Pittsfield, Massachusetts

Arrowhead, Melville's home in the Berkshires, influenced him greatly in his writing...
Historical Society Of Old Newbury

Newburyport, Massachusetts

The Caleb Cushing House Museum houses the collection of the Historical Society of Old...
House Of Seven Gables

Salem, Massachusetts

Built in 1668, the House of Seven Gables is the oldest surviving 17th century wooden...
John Greenleaf Whittier Homestead

Haverhill, Massachusetts

The Whittier Homestead is an outstanding example of the old New England farm, located on...
Longfellow National Historic Site

Cambridge, Massachusetts

Longfellow National Historic Site preserves the home of Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, one...
Naumkeag

Stockbridge, Massachusetts

Naumkeag was the summer "cottage" of the Choate family who began summering in...
Nichols House

Boston, Massachusetts

The museum educates visitors by providing a unique glimpse into domestic life in the...
Old Manse

Concord, Massachusetts

History fills the walls of the Old Manse, from the house's construction in the 18th...
Old Sturbridge Village

Sturbridge, Massachusetts

Old Sturbridge Village is the largest living history museum in New England, spanning...
Orchard House

Concord, Massachusetts

Orchard House was the Alcott family's most permanent home (from 1858 to 1877). Louisa May...
Ralph Waldo Emerson House

Concord, Massachusetts

From this house, Emerson wrote his well known essays, such as Self-Reliance and The...
The Beverly Historical Society

Beverly, Massachusetts

Founded in 1891, the Beverly Historical Society chronicles over 300 years of history...
The Mount: Edith Wharton's Estate and Gardens

Lenox, Massachusetts

This classical revival house represents the only full expression we have of Wharton's...
Thornton W. Burgess Museum

Sandwich, Massachusetts

The Thornton Burgess Museum is located in the Deacon Eldred house on historic Shawme Pond...
Ventfort Hall

Lenox, Massachusetts

Ventfort Hall is an imposing Elizabethan-style mansion built in 1893 for Sarah Morgan,...
Whittier Home

Amesbury, Massachusetts

The Whittier Home was always occupied by the Whittier Family until purchased by the...
William Cullen Bryant Homestead

Cummington, Massachusetts

Purchased in 1789 by Ebenezer Snell, Bryant's grandfather, the Homestead and its...
William Dean Howells House

St. Augustine, Massachusetts

The famous pioneer of literary realism, William Dean, stayed at this house in the winter...