The Edward Gorey House

Cause Area

  • Arts & Culture
  • Community
  • Education & Literacy
  • LGBTQ+


8 Strawberry LnYarmouth Port, MA 02675 United States

Organization Information

Mission Statement

The Edward Gorey House celebrates and preserves the life and works of Edward Gorey, an American author, illustrator, playwright, set and costume designer. In honor of his legacy, The House, owned and lived in by Gorey himself, displays his diverse and extraordinary talents and reflects his distinct personality. The House also honors Gorey's passion and concern for animals, raising awareness about local and national animal welfare issues. As a dedicated commemoration to Gorey, the House strives to educate and inspire its visitors, offering a unique introduction to Edward Gorey, the artist and person.


In 1979, Edward Gorey purchased the 200-year-old sea captain’s home at 8 Strawberry Lane on the Yarmouth Port Common on Cape Cod, MA. After his death in 2000 the house became a museum, dedicated to Gorey’s life and work and his devotion to animal welfare. Instrumental in establishing the House were the Highland Street Foundation of Newton, MA who provided funding for the purchase and renovation of the House, and the Edward Gorey Charitable Trust of New York who provide long-term loans of works and ephemera to the House. The House and its annual Gorey exhibits are open to the public from early April through December.


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