Edward Gorey House, Yarmouth Port

#1 of 6 in Historic Sites in Yarmouth
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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  • Even if you are not a fan of Edward Gorey, you will learn a lot about this creative man. He was a bit eccentric, which makes touring the house all that much more interesting. The docents have lots of....  more »
  • I was doing something else close to the cape today and decided to drive the 30 minutes over to the museum. What a delight! I wish I'd gone sooner. Maryanne was our guide and she is marvelous. The.....  more »
  • Fantastic little Museum, well worth the visit for anyone who enjoys tons of interesting details, and particularly for fans of Edward Gorey's work. Really great insight into the character one of my favorite artists. Amazing southern magnolia tree out back is worth a look for botany enthusiasts too
  • Fabulous find on the Cape! Mystery! fans will be totally blown away by the life and times of Edward Gorey... Spectacular tribute to a man with a particular point of view of life!

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