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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. 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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  • From Gorey's work, you'd expect to find a museum full of quirky/dark/original artifacts and you will definitely get that. But he was more than just his work and his possessions and that is the bonus h...  more »
  • I had never heard of Edward Gorey but we had a rainy day at the Cape and TA sent us his way. I'm so glad it did--we had a great time! We were greeted by a quirky man who set the tone for this quirky h...  more »
  • Fan of Edward Gorey? Only peripherally familiar with his work? Fan of art and illustration? Does the macabre or the unexpected titillate your soul? This museum is a must visit. Dedicated to the life a...  more »
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  • As a avid reader of Edward Gorey it was such a treat to finally visit his home; now turned into a museum. The home is filled with his illustrations and personal belongings, and has a gift shop. You can also walk through his garden. The house is located in a quaint town, but you can sense that Gorey loved his privacy. The town itself as a eerie feel to it, especially on a cold fall morning when the fog rolls in. The staff was very kind and friendly.
  • A Fantastic little house of oddities and art. The staff was pleasant, friendly and informative. There is so much to see you may need to come back a second time. When you go don't forget to find all the dead children. We got a prize for completing the scavenger hunt. Great visit at a great price! Highly recommend the trip out.
  • The two Gentleman Greeters friends of Edward Gorey were so helpful and shared many stories as only the closest of friends could .What a Treat This house is so we'll displayed . Edward Gorey had many collections of many unique and unusual items .He was a true Artist .the house is full of Original Pieces.. Everywhere you look gives more smiles..I had A Great Time..Young and Old will Enjoy.Thanks Edward Gorey
  • Was interesting.. Didnt really know artist that well but college toon was cool.
  • Great old home with many Edward Gorey prints and history of his great career.

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