Edward Gorey House

Macabre? Sure, but you'll love it

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A Victorian house filled to brim with the je ne sais quoi of artist Edward Gorey. Take the 20-minute tour to learn more about the creepy, macabre, and endearing art made famous by the lead-in illustrations he rendered for the PBS “Mystery” series.

Hunt down the alphabetical Gashlycrumb Tinies stashed in various nooks around the house (one is missing — why?) and enjoy the family photos, sketches, his trademark raccoon fur overcoat, and eccentric oddities from his many flea-market outings.

Gorey lived here from the 1980s until his death in 2000. Part of his ashes await in an urn for the death of his last two cats, who will join him in a choice spot in the backyard. One of the cats still wanders the house, along with the devoted staff. The museum shop contains a worthy trove of gifts and memorabilia.

Categories: See & Do: Museums |
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At A Glance

8 Strawberry Lane
Yarmouth Port
Open Mid-April to mid-Dec.

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