Edward Gorey House, Yarmouth Port

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#7 of 37 in Museums in Cape Cod
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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  • September 16, 2017
    Small but so interesting. A most strange exhibition when we visited including the things Edward Gorey collected and they were a most eclectic mix. We followed a Scavenger Hunt and found all the answer...  more »
  • September 16, 2017
    I never read a book by Edward Gorey. In fact, I never had heard of him until someone recommended that my wife and I should visit the Edward Gorey House, or the Elephant House, during our visit to Cape...  more »
  • September 15, 2017
    I didn't realize that it was a fan of Edward Gorey until I entered his house and saw his illustrations. I have long been a fan of Mystery! on Masterpiece Theater, even watching just the beginning to s...  more »
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  • June 30, 2017
    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.
  • June 1, 2017
    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.
  • May 14, 2017
    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
  • June 15, 2017
    Was interesting.. Didnt really know artist that well but college toon was cool.
  • May 18, 2017
    Great old home with many Edward Gorey prints and history of his great career.

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