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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  • A wonderful idea to turn an eclectic artist's home into a museum. Edward Gorey was an interesting artist.🎨 He collected interesting things. It is also entertaining as there is a scavenger hunt for everyone.
  • A fun place to visit. Scavenger hunt for the Gorey alphabet was a kick, and we even got a little help from some kids who were regulars. Learned some new things about Gorey, his life and times, books and drawings. Nice explanation of red herring and how it fits into mystery stories.
  • Such a fun place to visit. The exhibit changes every year and is always full of interesting information, always in the spirit of the great Edward Gorey.
  • The curator was very animated as he told us the history of Edward. It was one of the best museums I have gone to in a long time. There was lots to see from his art work to his personal collection of items. I highly recommend going when you get a chance.
  • Amazing tribute to an amazing author/illustrator. Informative and fun with art and personal affects of Gorey scattered throughout in a muesum-like fashion

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