Edward Gorey, a prolific and unique
American author, illustrator, playwright, and set and costume designer spent
his last years living in one of the oldest houses on the Common. Converted
into a house museum, this rambling 1820 house commemorates the extraordinary
artist, celebrating and preserving his life and works. Through personal
belongings, never before seen photos and original works, the House displays
his diverse talents and exudes his distinct personality. The House also
honors Gorey’s passion and concern for animals, raising awareness about
local and national welfare issues. A docent-guided tour is always available,
or you may take a self-guided tour at any time.
The major exhibit for 2008 is Edward Gorey’s Childrens’ Books. Check the
website for information on the Annual Goreyfest and Auction. –
www.edwardgoreyhouse.org , or
Open April 17 – December 21, 2008
Thursday through Saturday, 11 a.m. - 4 p.m. Sunday 12 noon - 4 p.m.
Adults: $5 (Seniors & Students $3)
Children 6 - 12 yrs old: $2
Children 6 and under are admitted free
Located at 8
Strawberry Lane, on the Yarmouth Common, just off Route 6A in Yarmouth Port.
From Route 6 take exit 7. Right on Willow street to Route 6A. Right on 6A
about a mile, past the Yarmouth Port Post Office. Turn right onto
Strawberry Lane (the Common). Museum telephone 508.362.3909.