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Edward Gorey House, Yarmouth Port

Categories: Historic Sites, Specialty Museums, Museums, Tourist Spots
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4.7/5 based on 130+ reviews on the web
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. Use our Yarmouth Port vacation trip planner to arrange your visit to Edward Gorey House and other attractions in Yarmouth Port.
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  • Toured the Edward Gorey House and museum exhibit, which was thoroughly fascinating. Such and eccentric personality and genius talent. Plan to return with a friend for another visit soon. 
  • I've been an Edward Gorey fan for many years, but I had no idea about his home in Yarmouth Port and the museum that had been established there. I was not disappointed. The docents were very knowledgea...  read more »
  • We did not know a lot about Edward Gorey coming in and learned a lot in our visit. Our guide was sweet and I think she knew him. They must have done a lot since his death in 2000 to make the museum si...  read more »
  • The Edward Gorey House was a wonderful visit. The staff was friendly and knowledgeable. Lots to see and learn about this amazing local artist who was also a huge animal advocate. Would recommend to anyone.
  • Such a treat! Any fan of Edward Gorey will be delighted to share in his personal home, works, collections. Intimate and fascinating.
  • I am a Huge fan of Mr. Gorey! What a treat to be invited into his home . Some original prints and reproductions for sale as well .
  • Fan's of Gorey's work will love it here - the place is literally packed with his drawings and personal artifacts. The guided tour comes highly recommended, as does The Gashlycrumb Tinies scavenger hunt.
  • Interesting house plus nice displays of a selection of his works and his collection of curious objects/models/inspirations. Fun and whimisical and worth a visit if you are a fan of his work.
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