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Address: 8 Strawberry Ln, Yarmouth Port, MA 02675-1725
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Dedicated to the author-illustrator, Edward Gorey, and to raising awareness...

Dedicated to the author-illustrator, Edward Gorey, and to raising awareness for animal welfare issues.

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A unique presentation of the artists quirky traits

I We were attracted to the place because our son loves Gorey so much. His illustrations and stories are unique, comedic, and poignant. The house presents some of the many eclectic... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
travlinman1946
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Jacksonville, Florida
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Jacksonville, Florida
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126 reviews
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I We were attracted to the place because our son loves Gorey so much. His illustrations and stories are unique, comedic, and poignant. The house presents some of the many eclectic items that the artist collected over his life. The docent showed some of Gorey's books, pictures of the artist's life, and described his general philosophy. The house is attractive... More 

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Staten Island, New York
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3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed December 21, 2016

I go every time I am in Cape Cod. Great to see content that was never published as well. Love to see and support this small museum that keep's Gorey's work alive.

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Nashua, New Hampshire, United States
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42 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed October 31, 2016

We have known about this museum since it opened. We do not get to the Cape very often. The Foundation has really done a fabulous job of telling the story of our favorite eccentric artist. Lots of his books available in the Gift Shop.

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Thank John R
Chicago, IL
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332 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 242 helpful votes
Reviewed October 19, 2016

We loved this museum in Edward Gorey's home. The docent who was at the door/gift shop was a delightful man and the docent who toured us around the space actually knew Edward Gorey and so was able to add her own personal touches. Being from Chicago I was amazed to discover that he was born and raised in Chicago and... More 

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Thank MomRocco
Hopedale, Massachusetts
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22 reviews
5 attraction reviews
Reviewed September 21, 2016

Toured the Edward Gorey House and museum exhibit, which was thoroughly fascinating. Such and eccentric personality and genius talent. Plan to return with a friend for another visit soon.

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Thank Patricia G
New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed September 21, 2016

I've been an Edward Gorey fan for many years, but I had no idea about his home in Yarmouth Port and the museum that had been established there. I was not disappointed. The docents were very knowledgeable, and I enjoyed the scavenger hunt to find references to all 26 of the Gashlycrumb Tinies. It has a lovely little gift shop,... More 

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Boston, MA
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40 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed September 16, 2016 via mobile

We did not know a lot about Edward Gorey coming in and learned a lot in our visit. Our guide was sweet and I think she knew him. They must have done a lot since his death in 2000 to make the museum since by all accounts Gorey was a hoarder who took in stray cats - but fear not... More 

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Jersey City, NJ
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12 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed September 13, 2016

The Edward Gorey House is the actual home where he resided, which made it special from the outset. Gorey's mother was a pack-rat and saved EVERYTHING that had to do with Edward. Every youthful drawing, every school paper, every tiny little photo-booth photo. What a treasure! The exhibits are laid out in glass cases and labeled very precisely. There are... More 

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Wilmington, Delaware
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
Reviewed September 12, 2016

Don't forget to walk across the street to view the weeping beech tree..amazing. Also LOVED the scavenger hunt

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Portland, OR USA
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29 reviews
7 attraction reviews
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Reviewed September 7, 2016 via mobile

While visiting on Cape Cod, I did a search of museums and what should appear but Edward Gorey's house...open to the public. After years of seeing his drawings grace the opening and closing credits of PBS's Mystery series, how could I NOT visit?! It's about mid-way on the Cape, so easy to get to. Parking is across the street where... More 

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