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Edward Gorey House

8 Strawberry Ln, Yarmouth Port, MA 02675-1725
+1 508-362-3909
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A 'must' for Gorey fans

Charming, eclectic, weird and wonderful. All of those things that you love about Gorey, plus... read more

Reviewed 23 October 2017
podunk13
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massachusetts
Very interesting

I had no idea who Edward Gorey was or what he did. What an interesting and talented man! I thought... read more

Reviewed 15 October 2017
Wendy J
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Dedicated to the author-illustrator, Edward Gorey, and to raising awareness for animal welfare issues.
  • Excellent79%
  • Very good20%
  • Average1%
  • Poor0%
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“scavenger hunt” (43 reviews)
“gift shop” (21 reviews)
“his life” (14 reviews)
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8 Strawberry Ln, Yarmouth Port, MA 02675-1725
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Reviewed 23 October 2017

Charming, eclectic, weird and wonderful. All of those things that you love about Gorey, plus docent you knows what's what. A lovely location on the Cape, in Yarmouth. Bring a picnic and have it in the charming common directly across the street from Gorey's home.

Thank podunk13
Reviewed 15 October 2017 via mobile

I had no idea who Edward Gorey was or what he did. What an interesting and talented man! I thought the fee was a bit high but in the end I was very glad I went. Take the guided tour for sure.

Thank Wendy J
Reviewed 6 October 2017

We went to this house because my daughter loves Edward Gorey. I only know of his drawings used on Masterpiece Theater. The house was very interesting, and it showcased his eccentricities through his wide range of interests, quirky collections, and art work. There is a...More

Thank Ellie V
Reviewed 16 September 2017 via mobile

Small but so interesting. A most strange exhibition when we visited including the things Edward Gorey collected and they were a most eclectic mix. We followed a Scavenger Hunt and found all the answers. The building was EGs home and it has been crammed with...More

1  Thank Jeannie2207
Reviewed 16 September 2017

I never read a book by Edward Gorey. In fact, I never had heard of him until someone recommended that my wife and I should visit the Edward Gorey House, or the Elephant House, during our visit to Cape Cod in Massachussets. Located at 8...More

1  Thank Taylor B
Reviewed 16 September 2017 via mobile

I didn't realize that it was a fan of Edward Gorey until I entered his house and saw his illustrations. I have long been a fan of Mystery! on Masterpiece Theater, even watching just the beginning to see his illustrations on the opening credits. He...More

Thank lorna103
Reviewed 15 September 2017

Loved this house/museum. There is nothing that quite compares to seeing an artists work displayed where some was crested.

Thank newfun
Reviewed 15 September 2017

If you've seen the introduction to Masterpiece Mystery on TV, you know of Edward Gorey. The docent-led tour of this most unusual house was unique.

Thank Richard K
Reviewed 7 September 2017

Quirky. Bizarre. Delightfully decadent. The man's home is not for sensitive little children and their helicopter parents. The rest of us love the wicked escapades of the Ghashlycrumbs and all Edward Gorey's creatures, many of whom can be seen in various states of demise/repose on...More

Thank CapeCodDiamonds
Reviewed 6 September 2017

Always loved his drawings. A little strange but whimsical. For those who may not recognize the name think about the PBS Mystery opening animation. The tour guide was filled with humorous and very interesting stories about Gorey's life.

Thank Brownstone76
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