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Edward Gorey House

8 Strawberry Lane, Yarmouth Port, MA 02675
508-362-3909
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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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Chicago
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

Loved seeing this home of the Gashlycrumb Tinies author so well presented and appreciated. The complimentary tours that run continuously throughout the house are most interesting. Be sure to have a wander through the outdoor areas near the house as well. A nicely stocked gift shop will very likely have something of interest for you to remember your visit. Do... More

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New Rochelle, New York
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

I've loved Edward Gorey for many years and was delighted to discover his home in Yarmouth wonderfully preserved by the Highland Street Foundation. Be sure to take the tour and take a picture with the fantod in the backyard. Even my world-weary 15 yr-old enjoyed himself. $8 fee.

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Louisville, KY
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22 reviews 22 reviews
8 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

They have a scavenger hunt for children, really it should be for everyone. I had a blast with it as it was very clever and inventive, much like Gorey, himself!

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29 reviews 29 reviews
6 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

Quirky, interesting. Check opening hours - we were disappointed not to be able to visit last time we were in the area.

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New York City, New York
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

The Gorey House is a gem. It is filled with the artwork, collections, photographs and writings of the genius known as Edward Gorey. I had the great fortune of being given a tour by his cousin Skee, whom he lived with for many, many years before he moved into this residence. There was nothing she didn't know about "Ted", as... More

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Chambersburg, Pennsylvania
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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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54 reviews 54 reviews
9 attraction reviews
49 helpful votes 49 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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12 helpful votes 12 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
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19 reviews 19 reviews
7 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 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
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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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