Amherst, Massachusetts

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Amherst, Massachusetts, USA

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Historic Homes & Buildings

  • Grace Episcopal Church
    18 Boltwood Avenue, Amherst, MA 01002
    The Five College Region of Western Massachusetts
    413-256-6754, The cornerstone of this Gothic Revival-style stone church, designed by English émigré Henry Dudley, was laid on July 25, 1865. The first service was held in the... more info  map

  • Town Hall
    4 Boltwood Avenue, Amherst, MA 01002
    413-259-3333, Noted for its history and architectural style, this Richardson Romanesque-style structure was designed by famed architect H.S. McKay of Boston. more info  map

Libraries & Research Centers

  • Amherst Public Library
    43 Amity Street (Jones Library), Amherst, MA 01002
    413-259-3090, Amherst's Public Library is divided into three branches, the Jones (the main branch), Munson Memorial Library in South Amherst at 1046 South East Street and the North... more info  map

Museums & Galleries

  • Amherst College Museum of Natural History
    11 Barrett Hill Road, Amherst, MA 01002
    Amherst College
    413-542-2165, More than 200,000 objects spanning a dozen different types of natural history collections that have been acquired through expeditions, exchanges, donations and purchases... more info  map

  • Amherst History Museum at the Strong House
    67 Amity Street, Amherst, MA 01002
    413-256-0678, Maintained by the Amherst Historical Society, the Amherst History Museum in the 1750 Strong House "takes visitors on a journey from the town's colonial past, through its... more info  map

  • Emily Dickinson Museum
    280 Main Street, Amherst, MA 01002
    Located 2 Blocks East of Amherst Center
    413-542-8161, Dedicated to educating diverse audiences about Emily Dickinson’s life, family, creative work, times, and enduring relevance, the Emily Dickinson Museum: The Homestead... more info  map

  • Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art, The
    125 West Bay Road, Amherst, MA 01002
    413-658-1100, The 40,000 square foot Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art was the first full-scale museum in the United States devoted to national and international picture book art.... more info

  • Fine Arts Center
    151 Presidents Drive, Amherst, MA 01003
    The University of Massachusetts Amherst
    413-545-2511 (Box Office), Educational, visual, and performing arts programs are offered at the UMass Fine Arts Center. more info  map

  • Hampshire College Art Gallery
    893 West Street, Amherst, MA 01002
    Hampshire College
    413-559-5544, Located in the lower level of the Harold F. Johnson Library building, the Hampshire College Art Gallery’s exhibitions include traditional media, environmental... more info

  • Mead Art Museum
    P.O. Box 5000, Amherst, MA 01002
    Located on the Amherst College Campus
    413-542-2335, Home to the art collection of Amherst College, the Mead Art Museum's eight galleries feature regularly changing installations and special exhibitions "spanning a wide... more info  map

  • National Yiddish Book Center, The
    1021 West Street, Amherst, MA 01002
    Harry and Jeanette Weinberg Building
    413-256-4900, "The largest and fastest-growing Jewish cultural organization in America," this non-profit organization works to rescue Yiddish and other modern Jewish books and... more info

  • University Gallery, The
    Located in the Fine Arts Center Complex, Amherst, MA 01003
    The University of Massachusetts Amherst
    413-545-3670, The University Gallery maintains a permanent collection of 2,600 objects with an emphasis on drawings, prints, and photographs from the second half of the 20th century... more info


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