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Amherst Historic

All Tours: 2

Amherst Writers Walk

Welcome to the Amherst Writers Walk. This tour explores the residences of several famous authors who have called Amherst home at one point or another during their career. Although Emily Dickinson may be Amherst's most famous author, this tour looks at others who are often overshadowed by…

Civil War

The Civil War Amherst Walking Tour highlights several sites in the town that reveal what daily life was like in Amherst during the Civil War. The map on the homepage provides an overview of the route and a portal to access the content associated with each individual site. Seven sites make up the…

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Ray Stannard Baker's House - 118 Sunset Avenue

"Looking back, I have this to regret, that too often when I loved, I did not say so."- Ray Stannard Baker Life Ray Stannard Baker was born on April 17, 1870, in Lansing Michigan. Baker grew up in…

Robert Frost's House - 43 Sunset Avenue

"I shall be telling this with a sighSomewhere ages and ages hence:Two roads diverged in a wood, and I —I took the one less traveled by,And that has made all the difference."- The Road Not Taken…

Noah Webster's House - 46 Main Street

"Every possible reezon that could ever be offered for altering the spelling of wurds, still exists in full force; and if a gradual reform should not be made in our language, it wil proov that we are…

Norton Juster's House- 55 Kellogg Avenue

“A slavish concern for the composition of words is the sign of a bankrupt intellect. Be gone, odious wasp! You smell of decayed syllables.” - Norton Juster, The Phantom Tollbooth Life Juster…

Mabel Loomis Todd's House - 90 Spring Street

“All uncleanness seems washed clean in its lonely stretches; the life-giving sun and ardent air must still bring singular joy, the eager morning breeze, the opalescent distance, the plaintive…

Howard and Lilian Garis' House - 97 Spring Street

"And half the fun of nearly everything, you know, is thinking about it beforehand, or afterward" - Howard Garis, Uncle Wiggily's Story Book, 1921    Life Howard Roger Garis was born on April 25,…

Robert Francis' House - 170 Market Hill Road

"Having lived here the years that are my best,
I call it home. I am content to stay.
I have no bird's desire to fly away.
I envy neither north, east, south, nor west."
-Robert…

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