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“Small Home, Great Mind!”
Review of Edward Gorey House

Edward Gorey House
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Owner description: Dedicated to the author-illustrator, Edward Gorey, and to raising awareness for animal welfare issues.
Reviewed 20 July 2014

The Edward Gorey House was a great stop on our New England vacation. His home sits in beautiful Yarmouth Port, Massachusetts, and it is on a quiet little street right off of 6A. It is a small museum/celebration to honor Gorey's wonderful and unique mind and art. On display are hundreds of drawings, a lot of his jewelry (which he wore when it wasn't even the fashion to do so), and various pieces of art for sale.

Visitors literally walk through his home where much of the area is just as he left it. The kitchen was an eerie place because it looked like someone just cleaned the dishes, put them away, and went out for a stroll. It is nearly exactly as he left it. Of course, he is best known for his many artistic works in books and film and as a lover of good art and history, this place was well worth the trip!

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Reviewed 16 July 2014

Do yourself a favor and check this place out. Definitely worth the $8 and enjoyable for adults and teens. Be sure to take the docent tour-lots of interesting anecdotes about Gorey's life from people who knew him. We had a blast on a rainy day.

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Reviewed 15 July 2014

We took a wonderful tour of the Edward Gorey House by a woman whose husband knew him personally. The small house is cramned with artwork, objects, and personal artifacts of the artist. The gift shop has a nice selection of his drawings and books at reasonable prices.

1  Thank Karen K
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Reviewed 9 July 2014

second visit and fun as usual - a little crowded on free 4th of July holiday - but free is always great!! great for the fan and fan of dark whimsey - and a great gift shop, too!!

2  Thank NCC1701X
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Reviewed 24 June 2014

I had wanted to stop here for quite some time and on this trip we finally made it. I love Gory's illustrations and there are so many around the house to look at. I understand they change the display every year, so I know we'll be back.

Thank KevinM495
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