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This is worth a trip to the Cape itself. I've been here several times and toured the hosue once but... read more

Reviewed December 10, 2018
JaquelynTheBox
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Newton, Massachusetts
Edward Gorey House

Really nice little museum dedicated to the enigmatic Edward Gorey. Great trip for adult fans or... read more

Reviewed November 11, 2018
David M
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Boston, United States
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Dedicated to the author-illustrator, Edward Gorey, and to raising awareness for animal welfare issues.
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8 Strawberry Ln, Yarmouth Port, Yarmouth, MA 02675-1725
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Reviewed December 10, 2018

This is worth a trip to the Cape itself. I've been here several times and toured the hosue once but usually just go to check out the shop and some of the rooms you can see from the shop. Plus the grounds are very pretty....More

Date of experience: June 2018
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Reviewed November 11, 2018

Really nice little museum dedicated to the enigmatic Edward Gorey. Great trip for adult fans or kids who would enjoy the scavenger hunt

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank David M
Reviewed November 5, 2018

I really enjoyed the museum, it was a lot of fun and very interesting. More for adults than children. Great gift shop and plenty of street parking.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank bostonguy87
Reviewed October 27, 2018

This is Gorey's actual house - the first floor is the "museum," while the second floor is off-limits to visitors. The exhibition is changed annually, and it's primarily a flood of odd things, menus, kitchen utensils, old books, weird little geegaws, etc. that Gorey collected...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank JohnK3353
Reviewed October 17, 2018

I have enjoyed Edward Gorey's drawings for a long time, and I was glad to finally get the chance to visit the house where he lived for many years. As an extra bonus there was a special exhibit "Murder He Wrote". We walked around a...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Reiselust1947
Reviewed October 4, 2018 via mobile

This museum is the home Edward Gorey lived in for his last 14 years. Several rooms of artwork and items he collected were fun to explore. The tour was very informative and a scavenger hunt made exploring even more fun. The current exhibit Anatomy of...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed October 3, 2018 via mobile

Went here today with visitors from the west coast. We had a great docent Betty, who helped bring Gorey’s life into focus for us. His art, stories and his well honed sense of dark humor are well represented in this busy house. Guests are encouraged...More

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank mamnnp2016
Reviewed September 30, 2018

Worth the admission price of $8. A docent is there to give short tours, and then you can wander around as long as you like. Edward Gorey had quite an eclectic collection of books, antiques, and oddities, so even if you bring someone with you...More

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank elizabetha122
Reviewed September 4, 2018 via mobile

Loved this place. The tour guide was fun. I could go back and spend a lot of time. Excellent curation. A favorite was the drawing he did at 18 months, saved by his mom.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank CaptainXBriggs
Reviewed September 2, 2018

This house where the artist and author lived with his many cats and collections- If you enjoy his work the house is a glimpse into the mind of a really creative person. Do the scavenger hunt- and I have gotten some great gifts in the...More

Date of experience: March 2018
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Loves_October
December 11, 2018|
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I would agree with the others that you need between one and two hours for the tour. You can leave after th guided tour or you can hang around and do the game. You are given a copy of the drawing of the alphabet and asked to... More
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Mary Ellen S
August 20, 2018|
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8 Strawberry Lane, Yarmouth Port, Mass.
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