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The Emily Dickinson Homestead is across the road from the Allen House Inn. Emily Dickinson, poet, was the foremost resident of the town of Amherst.

Emily Dickinson
Emily Dickinson House
Emily Dickinson Garden
"Hope" is the thing with feathers,
That perches in the soul,
And sings the tune without words
And never stops - at all.

    Emily Dickinson

The Amherst Town Common is a short walk from the Allen House Inn. Our Town Common is the heart of the community's spirit, voice and activities. With flowers, green lawns and shade trees, walkways and park benches, the Town Common is host to farmers' markets, fairs, festivals, outdoor movies, concerts and rallies.

The fun-filled Book & Plow Festival celebrates literature, agriculture and "the land." The internationally famous Teddy Bear Rally attracts thousands of teddy bear lovers from around the world!

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Surrounding the Town Common are Amherst College, the Town Hall, bookstores, galleries, arts & crafts shops, cafes and fine restaurants.

Click here for the Pioneer Valley Restaurant Guide.

The following are Amherst restaurants with their own websites:

[Judie's] [Pinocchios] [Rafters] [The Pub]

Click here for an extensive listing of area restaurant dining menus.

Allen House Victorian Inn
599 Main Street, Amherst, MA 01002
Telephone (413) 253-5000

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