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Edward Gorey House

8 Strawberry Lane, Yarmouth Port, MA 02675
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Type: Specialty Museums, Historic Sites
Description: Dedicated to the author-illustrator, Edward Gorey, and to raising awareness for animal welfare issues.
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Chambersburg, Pennsylvania
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

The Edward Gorey House was a great stop on our New England vacation. His home sits in beautiful Yarmouth Port, Massachusetts, and it is on a quiet little street right off of 6A. It is a small museum/celebration to honor Gorey's wonderful and unique mind and art. On display are hundreds of drawings, a lot of his jewelry (which he... More

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Hopewell, New Jersey
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49 reviews 49 reviews
7 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014 via mobile

Do yourself a favor and check this place out. Definitely worth the $8 and enjoyable for adults and teens. Be sure to take the docent tour-lots of interesting anecdotes about Gorey's life from people who knew him. We had a blast on a rainy day.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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26 reviews 26 reviews
11 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

We took a wonderful tour of the Edward Gorey House by a woman whose husband knew him personally. The small house is cramned with artwork, objects, and personal artifacts of the artist. The gift shop has a nice selection of his drawings and books at reasonable prices.

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New York City, New York
19 reviews 19 reviews
7 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

second visit and fun as usual - a little crowded on free 4th of July holiday - but free is always great!! great for the fan and fan of dark whimsey - and a great gift shop, too!!

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Westfield, Massachusetts
12 reviews 12 reviews
4 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

I had wanted to stop here for quite some time and on this trip we finally made it. I love Gory's illustrations and there are so many around the house to look at. I understand they change the display every year, so I know we'll be back.

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Carlisle, Massachusetts
3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014

During a visit to Chatham, I discovered the existence of a Gorey museum in Yarmouth Port. Off I went to find it...a rambling 1820 house on the Village Common. I found a delightful place dedicated to celebrating his life and preserving his work. I was a fan, already, of the animations he designed for Public Television's Mystery! series,(which is played... More

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Western Mass
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2014

Quirky little museum full of Edward Gorey's drawings and momentos. We saw it before a renovation in Nov 2008. A must see if you you are interested in Gorey. Skip it if all you are interested in on the cape is a sun tan. Neat little gift shop.

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Roanoke, Virginia
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22 reviews 22 reviews
10 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2014

We took this tour on a whim and so glad we did. If, like me, you didn't recognize Gorey's name, you will still recognize his work. The tour offered information into the life of a fascinating character and talent. I am definitely going to read more about him and his works.

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Holmdel, New Jersey
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2014

We loved the provision of the docent (tour guide) and the personal touch she provided. They also offer a scavenger hunt during the tour to find the clues to the Ghastly Crumbles story -- loved it!

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Seattle, Washington, United States
5 reviews 5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

The Edward Gorey Museum was an incredible view into the life and work of the artist. His collections and oddities are showcased throughout the rooms and create direct links between his illustrations and inspirations. Friendly, informative tour guides as well as a creative scavenger hunt are available.

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