Edward Gorey House, Yarmouth Port

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Learn about a famous illustrator and puppeteer at Edward Gorey House, a house museum dedicated to the life and work of this eccentric American artist. Gorey lived in the 200-year-old house for the last 14 years of his life; today, it features a collection of his sketches, etchings, and personal effects, plus a host of bizarre artifacts the author collected in the last years of his life. In keeping with Gorey's ardent support of animal welfare, the museum also houses a number of cats and frequently features animal-themed exhibits. Make a four-legged friend and enjoy the shade of the large, rare southern magnolia in the yard of this charming museum. To visit Edward Gorey House on your trip to Yarmouth Port, use our Yarmouth Port trip planner .
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  • This man is so fascinating and to see his home was equally fascinating. A must stop if you like fascinating characters! A really wonderful tour guide!  more »
  • The Edward Gorey House is a gem of a museum and the exhibit is extremely well and professionally presented. This year the theme of the presentation is the glass cases is the "Murder Mystery Story" and...  more »
  • We had no idea that the place was so adorable. Cute illustrations all around and a wonderful sense of Gorey and his personality.  more »
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  • Great collection of Gorey's life and literature. We visited during a children's day with free admission. They had a great scavenger hunt, and the volunteers were lovely. Some of the participants were quite rude, but I suppose that is just the general public. Will return to explore during a quieter day.
  • As a avid reader of Edward Gorey it was such a treat to finally visit his home; now turned into a museum. The home is filled with his illustrations and personal belongings, and has a gift shop. You can also walk through his garden. The house is located in a quaint town, but you can sense that Gorey loved his privacy. The town itself as a eerie feel to it, especially on a cold fall morning when the fog rolls in. The staff was very kind and friendly.
  • If you have any love of art or literature or cats it is a must see! The docent was excellent! Take the tour. The tree, you'll know, is just about to bloom! Next week it will be amazing!!
  • A Fantastic little house of oddities and art. The staff was pleasant, friendly and informative. There is so much to see you may need to come back a second time. When you go don't forget to find all the dead children. We got a prize for completing the scavenger hunt. Great visit at a great price! Highly recommend the trip out.
  • Very informative tour about a very interesting person. One of his relatives was the docent!

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