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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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High marks for the docent!

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 12, 2015
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East Hartford, Connecticut
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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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15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
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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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
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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37 reviews 37 reviews
23 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
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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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
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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Orleans, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014

This museum was once his house so it's a double delight to see Edward's work and personal items displayed in his own home. Even if you're not familiar with his work (& you might realize you are after you see it), visit & enjoy! The staff is wonderful & the exhibits change each year. Admission is reasonable & there is... More 

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Yarmouth Port, Massachusetts
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12 reviews 12 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2014

Great fun & well worth the visit to celebrate a 'different' ilk of a genius. I live up the road and finally stopped by to experience this marvelously talented man & his whimsicality. Sorry I didn't get here sooner but I did manage to enjoy his 'fat' cat before it passed.

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Tucson, AZ
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2014

This place gets high ratings and I can see why. My daughter is an Edward Gorey fan so I partially went to get her some presents but was really very pleasantly surprised to learn about his life from a very knowledgeable docent and really enjoyed seeing his drawings and hearing about his life. He collected a lot of things and... More 

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North Plainfield, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

There are two kinds of people in the world; those who delight in the idiosyncratic and the eccentric and the unique and those who just don't get those things. The former group enjoys the work of Monty Python, Salvador Dali, Edward Gorey, and the like. The latter enjoys white bread and vanilla pudding. The museum is a total, eccentric, Gorey... More 

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Yarmouth Port, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014

The Edward Gorey House in Yarmouth Port, MA deserves its reputation as one of Cape Cod's premier family attractions. The late Mr. Gorey's former home on an historic village green contains fascinating displays of the famed artist's life and work, including a new and different special exhibition each year. Through the end of 2014 there is a display of original... More 

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