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Edward Gorey House

8 Strawberry Ln, Yarmouth Port, MA 02675-1725
+1 508-362-3909
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Very interesting

I had no idea who Edward Gorey was or what he did. What an interesting and talented man! I thought... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Wendy J
via mobile
The things you learn!!!

We went to this house because my daughter loves Edward Gorey. I only know of his drawings used on... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Ellie V
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East Hartford, Connecticut
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Dedicated to the author-illustrator, Edward Gorey, and to raising awareness for animal welfare issues.
  • Excellent79%
  • Very good20%
  • Average1%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
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“scavenger hunt” (43 reviews)
“gift shop” (21 reviews)
“his life” (14 reviews)
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8 Strawberry Ln, Yarmouth Port, MA 02675-1725
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+1 508-362-3909
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

I had no idea who Edward Gorey was or what he did. What an interesting and talented man! I thought the fee was a bit high but in the end I was very glad I went. Take the guided tour for sure.

Thank Wendy J
Reviewed 1 week ago

We went to this house because my daughter loves Edward Gorey. I only know of his drawings used on Masterpiece Theater. The house was very interesting, and it showcased his eccentricities through his wide range of interests, quirky collections, and art work. There is a...More

Thank Ellie V
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

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 answers. The building was EGs home and it has been crammed with...More

1  Thank Jeannie2207
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 Cod in Massachussets. Located at 8...More

Thank Taylor B
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

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 see his illustrations on the opening credits. He...More

Thank lorna103
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Loved this house/museum. There is nothing that quite compares to seeing an artists work displayed where some was crested.

Thank newfun
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

If you've seen the introduction to Masterpiece Mystery on TV, you know of Edward Gorey. The docent-led tour of this most unusual house was unique.

Thank Richard K
Reviewed 6 September 2017

Quirky. Bizarre. Delightfully decadent. The man's home is not for sensitive little children and their helicopter parents. The rest of us love the wicked escapades of the Ghashlycrumbs and all Edward Gorey's creatures, many of whom can be seen in various states of demise/repose on...More

Thank CapeCodDiamonds
Reviewed 6 September 2017

Always loved his drawings. A little strange but whimsical. For those who may not recognize the name think about the PBS Mystery opening animation. The tour guide was filled with humorous and very interesting stories about Gorey's life.

Thank Brownstone76
Reviewed 6 September 2017

We got there when a tour started and the docent was very informative. I hadn't known anything about Edward Gorey but found out a lot. His life was so full of interesting details and he was so talented as well. Enjoyed the time spent there...More

Thank ek1mk2
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