Housed in the 1750-era Strong House, the Amherst History Museum takes visitors on a journey from the town's colonial past, through its industrial age and into the computer-driven present. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places
Located at Amherst College, the Pratt Museum of Natural History features an impressive collection of vertebrate and invertebrate fossils, modern animals, minerals, geologic phenomena and anthropological artifacts. Over 80,000 artifacts that have immense historic and scientific significance are on display. Admission to the museum is free of charge.
The art collection of Amherst College is housed here. Visitors can view over 16,000 works. Portraits by Copley and works by Robert Henri, George Bellows and Frank Stella can be found here as well as European art.
This museum, founded by the creator of The Very Hungry Caterpillar, features the work of picture book artists from around the world and offers visitors of all ages the chance to explore the Galleries, create a masterpiece in the Art Studio, take in a performance in the Auditorium, and settle down with a book in the Reading Library.
This site details the life and legacy of Emily Dickinson, one of the most famous poets in American history. The homestead is where she wrote many of her poems. Public tours are offered frequently; inquire locally for times and availability.