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Renowned authors and poets have been remembered by their communities and birthplaces through the establishment of museums and restored homes. These sites let you learn about how the authors lived and learn more information about them. For more literary resources, visit our literature and poetry sections.

American Writers Museum
A museum dedicated to educating the public about American writers – past and present. The museum is located in Chicago, Ill.

Charles Dickens Museum
The museum is the restored Victorian family home of Charles Dickens in London. It is located at 48 Doughty Street. The home includes the author's study where he wrote many of his works.

Emily Dickinson Museum
A museum dedicated to the famous poet. It includes her birthplace and home. It is located in Amherst, Massachusetts.

Eric Carle Museum
The museum is located in Amherst, Massachusetts. It was created to celebrate picture books and picture book art.

Ernest Hemingway's Birthplace Home Museum
Hemingway spent the first six years of his life at this 1890 Queen Anne home in in Oak Park, Illinois.

Jane Austen's House Museum
Jane Austen's House Museum in Chawton, Hampshire, is the only house where Jane lived and wrote that is open to the public.She lived in the house for the last 8 years of her life.

Mark Twain House and Museum
This is Twain's restored home in Hartford, Connecticut. He wrote his Tom Sawyer and Huckleberry Finn adventures here.

Roawn Oak, William Faulkner's Home
The Rowan Oak was home to William Faulkner and his family for over 40 years. The house is now owned and operated by the University of Mississippi.

The Edward Gorey House
The house celebrates and preserves the life and works of Edward Gorey and honors his passion and concern for animals. The house was owned and lived in by Gorey.

The Kurt Vonnegut Museum and Library
The museum contains Vonnegut's drawing, doodles, writing, typewriter, rejection letters, photographs and more. It is located in Indianapolis, IN.

The Poe Museum
This museum is dedicated to author and poet Edgar Allan Poe. The museum is located in Richmond, VA. It includes historical Poe artifacts, an Enchanted Garden and more.