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Amherst History Museum

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Great fabric art show!

The work by these fabric artists is amazing . Each piece was inspired by an artifact in the museum... read more

Reviewed 26 July 2016
Hadley, Massachusetts
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Very good collection that is well curated, but small and NO PARKING

We didn't pay a charge on a weekday morning, which was fine given the collection is small. But... read more

Reviewed 19 July 2016
Northampton, Massachusetts
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  • Excellent22%
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  • Average11%
  • Poor22%
  • Terrible0%
4 weeks ago
“loved every minute describing history of my town!”
26 Jul 2016
“Great fabric art show!”
On the site of the Strong House, this museum dedicated to the history of Amherst opened in 1916.
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Amity Street, Amherst, MA
+1 413-256-0678
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

this was worth the money you paid to get in to seeing it as i found out a few more things about the town i live in and found out that some i knew to be true weren't and others were! great seeing and learning...More

Thank Janet L
Reviewed 26 July 2016 via mobile

The work by these fabric artists is amazing . Each piece was inspired by an artifact in the museum. The show is there throughout the summer 2016. A must see in Amherst, MA. Only challenge, the museum is usually only open near the end of...More

Thank Bkingsha
Reviewed 19 July 2016

We didn't pay a charge on a weekday morning, which was fine given the collection is small. But despite that it is well curated and with excellent information available on what is there. Beautifully, let me reiterate, GORGEOUSLY mounted and displayed. There is ZERO parking...More

Thank Maggie_Oakshot
Reviewed 29 June 2016

The museum is located in a lovely old building which is the highlight of the visit. There just isn't much to see or learn there. You can be in and out in 10 minutes and wonder what you learned? It just looks like somebody's attic,...More

Thank Judith G
Reviewed 12 June 2016

I wasn't sure what I'd find here. This house, tucked away behind the Jones Library, was strongly associated with a woman named Mabel Loomis Todd, who is best known for (1) either her work on Emily Dickinson's poetry after Emily's death or (2) her affair...More

1  Thank ScarletSweetPea
Reviewed 15 June 2015

As an Emily Dickinson fan, you must see this little museum which proudly displays the original dress - enclosed in glass and in an upright case, it is fascinating - don't be fooled by replicas - this is the real one...nice area for purchasing tees,...More

2  Thank rdglc
Reviewed 18 August 2014

This place is run by a local historical society and seems to be a repository for all kinds of old stuff that nobody else wants. There are a couple of rooms that are somewhat organized. The highlights are Emily Dickinson;s dress and a room that...More

Thank Bridget_Owl
Reviewed 21 July 2012

This is the Strong House, a historical site in Amherst. It is truly one of the oldest buildings in America, and one of the few where guests can go all the way to the top of the house. The garden is amazing, but it's difficult...More

4  Thank Katherine S
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