41 Quadrangle Drive Amherst College Amherst, MA 01002 +1 413 542 2335
The Mead Art Museum, located just east of Amherst College's Main Quadrangle, houses over 16,000 works of art from all over the world. From Rubens to Monet, the Mead Art Museum features major works by major artists, as well as such works as West African sculptures and Japanese woodblock prints. The Mead is open for the public to visit and admission is always free.
300 Massachusetts Avenue Amherst, MA 01003 +1 413 545 0111
The University of Massachusetts Amherst is the flagship of the University of Massachusetts system. UMass Amherst features over 80 undergraduate degree programs and over 70 masters programs, as well as offering over 50 doctorate programs. Started in 1863, UMass Amherst has a long tradition of quality academics in a broad array of disciplines. UMass Amherst also offers students an impressive array of education abroad opportunities in countries like China, Brazil, Australia, Mexico, Egypt and many more. They also have a great International and exchange student system.
Smith College is both one of the "Seven Sisters Colleges" as well as the "Five Colleges" and is the country's largest liberal arts college for women. Since 1871, Smith, along with its world-class faculty has been educating women through their open curriculum which allows students to explore various areas of study. Over half of its students participate in their Junior Year Abroad program in either Paris, Geneva, Florence or Hamburg, where all classes are conducted in the language of the country. Smith is also the first women's college to offer an engineering program.
50 College Street South Hadley, MA 01075 +1 413 538 2000
The first of the Seven Sisters and a member of the "Five Colleges" consortium, Mount Holyoke is a women's liberal arts college, and "the oldest continuing institution of higher education for women in the world." Mount Holyoke has produced numerous Fulbright scholars and has a number of special programs which allow students to obtain multiple degrees from partnered universities across the country.
Hampshire isn't your "ordinary" college. Started in the 1960's, Hampshire is well known for its alternative curriculum. This alternative curriculum includes such features as student designed concentrations, interdisciplinary curriculum, and narrative evaluations (instead of traditional grades). Some strong Hampshire programs include theater, film and visual arts, and produces the most students who go on to earn doctorate degrees in history.
100 Boltwood Avenue Amherst, MA 1002 +1 413 542 2000
Amherst College is the oldest college in Massachusetts, having been around since 1821. Amherst has 33 different areas of study and students can enjoy a fairly open curriculum. Students are not required to take core classes and instead are able to take classes of their choosing, creating their own curriculum. A member of the "Five Colleges," Amherst students can benefit from taking courses at the other four colleges, Hampshire College, Smith College, Mount Holyoke College and the University of Massachusetts Amherst.
125 West Bay Road Amherst, MA 01002 +1 413 658 1100
One of the region's great authors of children's books is Eric Carle, author and artist of the beloved classic Caterpillar. The three galleries of the museum are dedicated to picture book art and children's books. The Eric Carle Museum is a great place to introduce children to art via their favorite picture and storybooks.
1021 West Street Amherst, MA 01002 +1 413 256 4900
The National Yiddish Book Center on the campus of Hampshire College has been open since 1997, a facility open to the public to encourage exploration of Yiddish culture and modern Jewish literature. Over 1.5 million books have been recovered and current efforts include cataloging and scanning some of these historic texts to have online to share with the world. There is an English-language bookstore on sight as well as an impressive film and documentary series.
Come visit the birthplace of one of America's best-loved authors, Emily Dickinson, who was born here in December 1830. The famed poet spent most of her life here composing over 1800 poems. The property consists of two different residences that are open to the public; The Evergreens, home to Emily's brother Austin and The Homestead, where she lived and her impressive collection of poems were found after her death. Visitors can see the house through special guided and audio tours.
41 Fair Street Northampton, MA 01060 +1 413 584 2237
Exciting activities await you at Three County Fairgrounds. Formed with the intention of promoting agriculture, agricultural education and agricultural science in the Commonwealth, the Three County Fairgrounds have something to offer adults, children and even the aged. For starters, you can have some fun with live "thoroughbred racing." There is also an annual fair where you can enjoy the merry-go-rounds. Have some of your favorite food here and mingle with the crowd. You never know, you might just meet some interesting people who can make your day a memorable one!
The original Yankee Candle Company's flagship store in South Deerfield,
Massachusetts is an exciting, fun day trip out of Boston (approximately one hour's ride) for everyone. Over 160 varieties of candles are sold, from traditional beeswax to Shortbread Cookie ...
A series of 13 historic homes line Old Main Street
in beautiful Deerfield, Massachusetts. Part of the campus of Deerfield Academy, Historic Deerfield allows visitors to tour the different homes to see what life was like during the 18th ...