Edward Gorey’s “Elephant” House

Edward Gorey is known for having created the Gashlycrumb Tinies, an alphabet of ways young children can meet an early end. That, and the bumper animations for public television’s Mystery! (here, have some games).

Gorey is dead now, but his house in Yarmouth is open to the public. Admission is $5 for adults (, phone 781-768-8367). I found out about the house at Odd New

Tours are lead through the main floor of the house, with thorough explanations by active docents. They’ll leave at the end, and visitors are left to wander the few small rooms on their own.

My visit to the Gorey House was part of my mid-October Weird Travel Tour.