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.
Edward Gorey House reviews
The Edward Gorey House in Yarmouth Port, the home of this aptly named author, illustrator, set and costume designer from 1986-200, is whimsically macabre. An introductory talk which, we were warned... more »
The Edward Gorey House reminds me of the old houses I so admired when I would visit that East Coast as a child with multiple stories, A-line roofs and quasi-Victorian architectural details. 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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