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Celebrated Authors

The Pioneer Valley has been home to some of the most remarkable authors in history, and three in particular are honored by sites bearing their name.  Beloved children’s author Dr. Seuss (Theodor Geisel) was born and raised in Springfield, and his native city has honored him with the Dr. Seuss National Memorial Sculpture Garden which is on the quadrangle surrounded by the Springfield Museums.  The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art in Amherst delights visitors with some of the most iconic images from the author of “The Very Hungry Caterpillar” as well as other accomplished illustrators.  Celebrated poet Emily Dickinson's Amherst birthplace and home, The Emily Dickinson Museum, consists of two houses: the Dickinson Homestead and the Evergreens, located next door.  Both offer intriguing insight into the life of the “Belle of Amherst.”

Dr. Seuss National Memorial Sculpture Garden
21 Edwards St., Springfield, MA  01103

The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art

125 West Bay Rd., Amherst, MA  01002


Emily Dickinson Museums: The Homestead & The Evergreen
280 Main St., Amherst, MA  01002

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