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Address: 8 Strawberry Ln, Yarmouth Port, MA 02675-1725
Phone Number: 508-362-3909
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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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My Family LOVES the Edward Gorey House

We saw the EGH two years ago and we are still charmed by the magic and whimsy of Edward Gorey. Best of all, examples of the Gashlycrumb Tinies are scattered around the house and... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
William M
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New Rochelle, New York
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New Rochelle, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We saw the EGH two years ago and we are still charmed by the magic and whimsy of Edward Gorey. Best of all, examples of the Gashlycrumb Tinies are scattered around the house and it's a blast finding them. Photography is allowed. The staff is great. We ❤ the Edward Gorey House

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I'm interested in Edward Gorey's art. My husband and son just came along. They have a "scavenger hunt" which was so much fun, we all did it.

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Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Unless you are familiar with the works of Edward Gorey, you would never stop there. I took the recommendation of a local, and spent time visiting the former home of Edward Gorey. Edward Gorey was an eclectic artist who died in 2000. This is his home, turned into a museum. You will see the influence Edward Gorey had on Tim... More 

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Port Townsend, Wa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

First recommendation is to take the tour rather than wandering around on your own. There are so many artifacts on displays, so very many interesting stories of the man that unless you were quite an expert already you would miss a lot. Gorey was a collector. Some of the odd bits he saved would later be the basis for some... More 

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1 Thank RestlessFeet
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30 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This lovely little museum is such a wonderfully eccentric experience and has been requested and beloved by visiting family members for the last decade. Visitors are allowed to wander through the house and see how Mr. Gorey lived, worked and relaxed and kids are given a scavenger hunt list upon arrival, tasking them with finding depictions of scenes from his... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2016 via mobile

Fascinating look into an under appreciated artist who had varied insights and views into the current events and cultural phenomena. His home is a reflection of the artist.

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Bourne, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2016

For those who know the work of Edward Gorey, you must see his home. A step back in the life and times of this prolific artist. It was a fun, chaotic, odd, whimsical place to visit with exhibits of many of his work. The museum changes every year, with many new works yet unseen each time. There is a fun... More 

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2016

This house is as quirky as its owner was. The tour gives you a deeper understanding of the author, sheds some light on who he was. It allows you to 'connect the dots' from his interests to his art. Enjoyed the visit, challenged myself with the treasure hunt and couldn't help but purchase items from the gift shop. So glad... More 

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Mission Viejo
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2016 via mobile

What an excellent museum to cost on the cape, which can feel sorely lacking in the cultural and artistic departments. My friends and family have been coming to the Gorey house for a few decades and have yet to have anyone come away disappointed. Early artwork from Gorey's HS days are presently on display and it is so interesting in... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2016

I have read about Highland Street.org's Free Fun Fridays at the Edward Gorey House last year but couldn't go because I don't own a car nor do I drive. I found out that the Plymouth Brockton can take you part way there by way of the Barnstable Park and Ride the closest to 6A. Cape Cod is about people with... More 

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