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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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You Don't Need To Be An Edward Gorey Fan To Enjoy His House!

As an Edward Gorey fan, I've been wanting to visit his house for a long time. The house and grounds are wonderful (everything has been restored). The docent led tours, which... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed December 22, 2015
Deborah M
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Chicago, Illinois
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Chicago, Illinois
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79 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 130 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2015

As an Edward Gorey fan, I've been wanting to visit his house for a long time. The house and grounds are wonderful (everything has been restored). The docent led tours, which change, are excellent (please see the website for the Edward Gorey House for current tour information). There are Gorey books and other Gorey-inspired items for purchase.

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Newmarket, New Hampshire
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2015

If you enjoy Edward Gorey, there's no doubting you'll love this place. If you don't know Edward Gorey, it's worth dropping by. Such a fun and eccentric personality, and his legacy is given proper treatment by educated and caring docents.

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West Yarmouth, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2015

I took my nephew who was visiting. We had a great time learning about the history Edward Gorey by taking part in a creative scavenger hunt.

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Arlington, Virginia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2015

This is a very good way to spend an hour or two. Gore seemed to have a special place in his heart for children. Look for the legs sticking out from the right!

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Glens Falls, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2015

My wife and I visited the museum this year, but our whole family, including the grandchildren, love Gorey's work. We've been to the Cape numerous times over many years and had not know of this museum until this year. So glad we found it!

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Thank Vincepal
Riverside, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2015

I have known about Edward Gorey ever since the 1960's, when my English teacher brought some of his books to class. His style is definitely on the gothic, sinister side. Learning more about him and seeing where he lived and worked was fascinating. The guide was very knowledgeable, and there is a little gift shop with lots of interesting things... More 

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Montreal, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2015

Familiar with Gorey only as the illustrator of the PBS Mystery series credits, I loved learning about this author/illustrator and his delightfully dark and quirky sense of humor. The artifacts in Gorey's former home provide insight into the man, and there are myriad examples of his work on display. Look for easily overlooked exhibits (under display cases/on window sills/on the... More 

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Thank Nadodalmatian
Pittsfield, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2015

very fun museum! nicely displayed collection of edward's belongings and illustrations. a very fun and tricky scavenger hunt is offered for you to do at your leisure! beautiful tree in the backyard! took a fun guided tour then looked around on my own to do the scavenger hunt!

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Atlanta
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2015

I admired Edward Gorey from his work on Masterpiece Mystery so I was delighted to learn that his home and art studio is a museum. One of his relatives gave a tour, and I learned about his illustrations of Dracula and War of the Worlds. I had no idea he had also written books. It is a quirky and humorous... More 

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Lockport, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015 via mobile

Although I really didn't know who Edward Gorey was before my husband found this online, we all found his house and artwork interesting. From seniors to my 7 year old, we were pleased. The artwork is neat, from cats to gothic, and some weird too. Make sure to try the scavenger hunt. Then walk across the street for a visit... More 

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