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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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Description: Dedicated to the author-illustrator, Edward Gorey, and to raising...
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Surprising and fun find on the Cape

Surprisingly fun, but quite small. Kids (ages 9 and 12) had a great time with the scavenger hunt (find all the "Gashleycrumb tinies") and we all enjoyed the history and other... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 2, 2015
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Chicago, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015 NEW

Surprisingly fun, but quite small. Kids (ages 9 and 12) had a great time with the scavenger hunt (find all the "Gashleycrumb tinies") and we all enjoyed the history and other works. Docents were lovely, mostly a wander-around and discover it yourself (however the docents were very knowledgeable and great with all questions). Unusual find on the Cape - probably... More 

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New York City, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015 NEW

This is a great place to admire & enjoy the art of this wonderful artist. His dark humor is appreciated in the scavenger hunt to find all the illustrations. Great tributes w sketches of his planning for his creations and wonderful photos that share insight into his world. It's a lovely spot to visit for adults who appreciate his great... More 

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Fairfield, Connecticut, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015 NEW

We love stopping at Edward Gorey House. As a longtime fan of his work, I discovered the existence of this museum and searched it out while on vacation. You can tour the house and grounds yourself, or follow a docent who will give you more insight into the man whose illustrations covered books, playbills and tv credits. This time we... More 

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Barrie, Ontario
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

A total gem. Now I'm an Edward Gorey fan but you wouldn't have to by. The docent is very knowledgeable and does a great tour. This was Edward's Cape Cod home and he actually suffered his fatal heart attack here at age 75. They house is beautifully filled with treasures and stories but the best part was doing the scavenger... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

While I am only vaguely familiar with the artist, my travel companion was quite aware of his works. There are many illustrations and books on display, as well as other ephemera. As other reviewers have shared, great for a rainy day activity. There was a group of children doing a scavenger hunt. Great idea!

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shanghai
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

Great for the Gorey enthusiast. The house is fantastically interesting and the documentation about Gorey's life and work is thorough. Moreover, the staff is super friendly, informative, and happy to talk to you about the artist's work.

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Falmouth, Maine
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

This was Edward Gorey's house for over 30 years. Since his death, it has been set up to showcase his artwork and other whimsical things associated with his life and work. When we were there, they had a scavenger hunt set up throughout the house and you had to find each item of the Gashly Crumb Tinies. There is a... More 

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yarmouth Port, MA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

I've been a Gorey fan since I was in my 20's, well lets say for a very long time. love his quirky art and sensibilities, and this museum in his house is as wonderful and quirky as it gets. There is a little something for everyone, the art lover, the historian, kids, and animal lovers. I wont spoil the surprise,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

The whole building brings smiles to your face. The docents encourage you to read the books displayed and pick things up. You will recognize so many things that Edward Gorey illustrated. Even Dr. Who fans have a version of his Gashlycrumb Tinies

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Baltimore, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

If you're looking for something different, you've found it. This museum give you a peek of the life and work of one of America's most interesting artists.

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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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