The Center is open to visitors.

Plan your visit and view our COVID protocol.

Plan Your Visit

As of June 24, 2021, visitors will again be welcome at our architecturally distinctive museum and visitors center, designed to recall a shtetl—the iconic Jewish town of Eastern Europe—and set on a ten-acre apple orchard at the edge of the campus of Hampshire College in Amherst, Massachusetts. We’re a two-hour drive from Boston, three hours from New York, and one hour from the Berkshires. 

The world's first Yiddish museum, the Yiddish Book Center is home to permanent and visiting exhibits on Yiddish and Jewish culture. We also offer a full schedule of virtual public events.


The Center will be begin its phased reopening on Thursday, June 24, 2021. The Center will be open to the public on Thursday, Friday, Sunday, and Monday from 10 am to 4 pm.  

Visitor Guidelines

To ensure the health and safety of all our visitors and staff, we have new protocols in place. Visitors must follow the most current Massachusetts travel guidelines. All visitors will be required to wear facemasks while in the Center and to adhere to social distancing requirements to protect the safety of themselves and others.

Suggested donation: $8 for adults; $6 for seniors. Free for members, students, and children.  Please register for your visit here.


We're located in Massachusetts' Pioneer Valley, home to renowned museums and colleges, a lively restaurant scene, eclectic shops, and a wide range of hotels and inns. 

To learn more about places to stay, eat, shop, and explore, go to Visit Hampshire County


GPS: Set destination as “Hampshire College, Amherst, MA.” Once you arrive on campus, follow signs to the Yiddish Book Center.

Click here for directions and a map of the area.