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Edward Gorey House

8 Strawberry Ln, Yarmouth Port, MA 02675-1725
+1 508-362-3909
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A Truly Unique American Voice

The first thing I noticed was George, smothered under a rug. When I heard that the rest of the... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Christopher R
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New York City, New York
I had never heard of Gorey prior to going and it was still fun!

I went to the Edward Gorey house because a friend of mine wanted to go. I had never heard of him so... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
teleiap
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Boston, MA
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Dedicated to the author-illustrator, Edward Gorey, and to raising awareness for animal welfare issues.
  • Excellent78%
  • Very good20%
  • Average2%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
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“his life” (12 reviews)
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8 Strawberry Ln, Yarmouth Port, MA 02675-1725
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Reviewed yesterday

The first thing I noticed was George, smothered under a rug. When I heard that the rest of the Gashlycrumb Tinies could be found in a scavenger hunt, I was hooked. Finding Neville was a challenging thrill! Already a fan of Gorey, I came away...More

Thank Christopher R
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I went to the Edward Gorey house because a friend of mine wanted to go. I had never heard of him so I wasn't particularly looking forward to it but I was pleasantly surprised throughout the 45 minutes or so we spent here. Do the...More

Thank teleiap
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

From Gorey's work, you'd expect to find a museum full of quirky/dark/original artifacts and you will definitely get that. But he was more than just his work and his possessions and that is the bonus here. Like his work, the way he viewed and assembled...More

Thank ShellGirl057
Reviewed 9 July 2017

I had never heard of Edward Gorey but we had a rainy day at the Cape and TA sent us his way. I'm so glad it did--we had a great time! We were greeted by a quirky man who set the tone for this quirky...More

1  Thank mrs0
Reviewed 2 July 2017

Fan of Edward Gorey? Only peripherally familiar with his work? Fan of art and illustration? Does the macabre or the unexpected titillate your soul? This museum is a must visit. Dedicated to the life and art of a wickedly clever illustrator and story teller, The...More

Thank Bobinku
Reviewed 2 July 2017 via mobile

This was Edward Gorey's real home now turned into a museum. Changing displays, eclectic (like Gorey), informative.

Thank judithdp
Reviewed 26 June 2017 via mobile

The place to go if you're a Gorey fan. You get to walk through his house-see his kitchen and his collections of various oddities including velvet paintings and raccoon coat! There is a decades old beautiful magnolia tree outside as well. Great gift shop and...More

Thank Sara B
Reviewed 21 June 2017

A magnolia tree is thriving in the yard of Edward Gorey's former home. Closer inspection reveals several small tombstones underneath the sprawling tree to mark the final resting place of the Gashlycrumb Tinies. Altogether it's a suitable introduction to the house of book illustrator and...More

2  Thank Linda_in_Quincy
Reviewed 6 June 2017

Went there with a mixed group (some fans of Gorey, some unfamiliar with him) and everyone enjoyed it. It's hard not to find his artwork endearing, and his collections of objects were fascinating. The scavenger hunt was a great way to engage visitors, especially the...More

Thank David C
Reviewed 5 June 2017 via mobile

I am so happy that I finally made it to the Gorey house. Very cool, and unique. He seemed to be quite a character.

Thank Nicole V
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