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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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Cherry Hill, New Jersey, United States
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16 reviews 16 reviews
8 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

I have a small collection of original Edward Gorey work. I'm not a super fan like some but I've admired his work for many years. It was great to finally get to his house and the museum lives up to its billing. It's truly an interesting site. If you're not a fan of Gorey, oddball art or a fan of... More

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Leominster, Massachusetts
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35 reviews 35 reviews
8 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

Since we are both artist, my daughter and I planned an afternoon to visit this museum and former residence of the Tony award winning illustrator, Edward Gorey. It was a thoroughly enjoyable and pleasant hour or so going through various rooms adorned with some of the illustrator's eclectic collections and illustrated stories. As it happened the admission was free on... More

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Carver, Massachusetts
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

As a long-time fan of Edward Gorey, especially the Gashlycrumb Tinies, I was captivated by the quirky memorabilia within the museum. Long after the other members of our small tour had drifted out the door, I was still reading Mr. Gorey's works and gazing upon the last waffle, appropriately shadow boxed and framed, which he had eaten at Jack's Outback... More

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New York
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26 reviews 26 reviews
3 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014 via mobile

We had no idea who Edward Gorey was when we went to the exhibit, but once there, like other reviewers, we did recognize his work. The tour was very informative and there were many interesting things to see. His work is a little out there, but that was what made the visit fun.

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Chicago
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

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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8 reviews 8 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
9 helpful votes 9 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
28 helpful votes 28 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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