Edward Gorey House, Yarmouth Port

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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  • Really nice little museum dedicated to the enigmatic Edward Gorey. Great trip for adult fans or kids who would enjoy the scavenger hunt  more »
  • I really enjoyed the museum, it was a lot of fun and very interesting. More for adults than children. Great gift shop and plenty of street parking.  more »
  • 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.

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