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Edward Gorey House

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Address: 8 Strawberry Lane, Yarmouth Port, MA 02675
Phone Number: 508-362-3909
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A Unique Home for a Unique Artist

If you are familiar with the art of Edward Gorey, you should take the time to stop in at his Cape Cod home. The house itself is an old sea captains home that Gorey purchased in... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 28, 2015
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South Yarmouth, Massachusetts, USA
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South Yarmouth, Massachusetts, USA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 NEW

If you are familiar with the art of Edward Gorey, you should take the time to stop in at his Cape Cod home. The house itself is an old sea captains home that Gorey purchased in 1979 so it is historical in and of itself. However the purpose of the museum today is to showcase the work of Gorey. You... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 NEW

If you like Edward Gorey's work, this is a fun way to spend a couple of hours. You get a good feeling for his life and art and the gift shop has a ton of fun items. Well worth the price of admission.

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Manchester, Connecticut
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2015

This museum was a great place to visit. I didn't know much about Edward Gorey before visiting, but I do now! The docent was informative and knew Edward growing up. There were so many artifacts, and they were displayed beautifully. Whether it was a collection of Edward's, a sketchbook, a larger than life-size character, or a couple of legs popping... More 

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Pittsburgh
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 147 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

We had been saving this museum for the rainy day of our trip which thankfully never came. The museum is in Edward Gorey's former house on the cape, and whether you're a die hard fan or someone like us who was only a bit familiar, it's worth the quick visit. Only the ground floor of the house is available but... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

Very informative on the Captains era in Yarmouth Port MA. This is located by the Captains mile and has a lot of artifacts of the sea Captain days. If you are interested in the History this area this is a good area to visit.

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East Hartford, Connecticut
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

The best part about this visit was the person giving the tour. She was very entertaining and highly enthusiastic about Edward Gorey and the home. The other positive was that I learned about Edward Gorey - between the exhibits and the guide, I left with a good understanding of who he was and his work. I didn't really know anything... More 

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Easthampton, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

I love everything about Edward Gorey's books as well as this little historical tour of his old home. The treasure hunt and gift shop was precious and the workers are wicked enthusiastic about their involvement with the home. I adored this place and would go again,

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West Yarmouth, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

There is nothing I disliked about this museum. Great staff who are very informative about Edward Gory. I have been back more than once and it is on my list to visit again soon.

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Portland, Oregon
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015

If you like "Masterpiece Mystery" on PBS you will really enjoy this visit. His artwork was so unique to the show. It was fun to be in his home. This was the house he lived in until his death. We enjoyed the few hours in the house and the walk around the grounds.

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Yarmouth Port, Massachusetts, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015 via mobile

This is a good example of the Captain's homes. Here in Yarmouthport they have the Captains mile. Worth the trip if your in the area. They also have a few Inn's in the area for your stay.

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Address: Address: 8 Strawberry Lane, Yarmouth Port, MA 02675
Phone Number: 508-362-3909
Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Cape Cod  >  Yarmouth Port

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