Amherst's Historic Districts & Properties The Amherst Historical Commission is responsible for nominating individual properties, landmarks, and districts for designation on the Massachusetts and National Registers of Historic Places.
Many Massachusetts communities are lucky if they have a handful of listed properties or a single historic district. Since its inception in October 1972, the Commission has successfully nominated 9 National Register Districts and 7 individual properties to the National Register of Historic Places. Maps of Amherst’s National Register Districts are available for download (PDF) or are available in the Amherst Planning Department, Town Hall.
East Village District
Amherst Central Business District
North Amherst Center District
Cushman Village District
South Amhert Common District
Emily Dickinson Homestead
The Evergreens (Austin Dickinson Home)
Ithamar Conkey-Abiel Stevens House
Strong House (Amherst History Museum)
Theodore Baird House
Goodwin Memorial African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church