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The Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum

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Ernest Hemingway lived and wrote in this for ten years. During that time he wrote seventy percent of his life-time works. Today we operate as a museum providing guided tours every fifteen minutes from nine to five. The Museum is available for...more
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907 Whitehead Street, Key West, FL 33040-7473
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Reviewed yesterday

We preferred to move at our own pace so we did not take the guided tour, although we could have...No difference in price. I loved exploring this historical home and it truly is as if time stood still. Beautiful! I think I would take the...More

Thank jtrovato
Reviewed yesterday

Neat house. Very intertesting. Great of the city and countryside view from up there. Bring a camera. His boat is also there, in a separate building. You can't go in, but you can see a lot from the many windows and doors.

Thank TomOhaver
Reviewed yesterday

Not to be missed. The grounds of the home are beautiful, and the home very impressive. The tour guides are very informed and provide a peek into the lives of Hemingway and others in his life. The entire place is fascinating! You might be tempted...More

Thank tgoody
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

The landscape and architectural is beautiful, and holds a fascinating story. Our tour guide Doug was the best!!More

Thank Maryfrances S
HemingwayHome, Public Relations Manager at The Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Thank you very much for your excellent 5-star review! Everything you ever wanted to know about the Hemingway Home is now available on our e-book guide. Tour the Hemingway Home on your smart device and see all the cats, read about Hemingway’s books, tour the...More

Reviewed 2 days ago

It was nice to wander around this beautiful home - one can go with a guided tour, but we chose not to. You'll find some of the lovely 6-toed cats lazing around - some in the gardens, some on the beds in one of the...More

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HemingwayHome, Public Relations Manager at The Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Thank you very much for your excellent 5-star review! Everything you ever wanted to know about the Hemingway Home is now available on our e-book guide. Tour the Hemingway Home on your smart device and see all the cats, read about Hemingway’s books, tour the...More

Reviewed 2 days ago

You pay a steep price to enter and are only allowed to view rooms from the hallway. The tour guide gives an informative talk about each room but the tour ends quickly. Other than the 6 toed cats that roam the property, it can just...More

Thank lazarom501
HemingwayHome, Public Relations Manager at The Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Thank you for your review. Please note: guests are allowed in all rooms except the very small bathrooms, that are viewable from the doorways. Guided tours take guests through all rooms. Hemingway's writing studio is gated off so we can display his posessions and memorabilia...More

Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

It was so cool to step back in time and visit a home of Ernest Hemingway! The history behind it all and the random cat visitors made this an amazing time! To see the pool at his home was also really cool, since having a...More

Thank 24bridgett24
HemingwayHome, Public Relations Manager at The Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Thank you very much for your excellent 5-star review! Everything you ever wanted to know about the Hemingway Home is now available on our e-book guide. Tour the Hemingway Home on your smart device and see all the cats, read about Hemingway’s books, tour the...More

Reviewed 3 days ago

My daughter is 15 and I took her and her friend to visit the house but more importantly to them the 6 toed cats. I love the history of the place and our tour guide was great. I have been here at least 6 times...More

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HemingwayHome, Public Relations Manager at The Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Thank you very much for your excellent 5-star review! And, thank you even more for being one of our devoted guests that return to the Hemingway Home with each visit to Key West! For our returning guests we are perpetually upgrading and adding new and...More

Reviewed 3 days ago

I really enjoyed seeing the Hemingway Home, however there were several tours going on simultaneously which made it difficult to hear what was happening or see what the guide was referencing. Often we were cramming past other groups or I ended up too far away...More

Thank Sherri S
HemingwayHome, Public Relations Manager at The Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Thank you very much for your excellent 4-star review! Florida’s major industry is tourism and people from all over the world look to Florida as the number one vacation destination. That brings a lot of visitors to Florida, and then Key West is known as...More

Reviewed 3 days ago

As I had read several of Hemingway's books I was excited about the tour of his Key West home and was not disappointed. The tour guides are knowledgeable and give a good view into the life of Hemingway. The home and grounds are quite beautiful...More

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HemingwayHome, Public Relations Manager at The Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Thank you very much for your excellent 5-star review! Everything you ever wanted to know about the Hemingway Home is now available on our e-book guide. Tour the Hemingway Home on your smart device and see all the cats, read about Hemingway’s books, tour the...More

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mm2212018
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There are 54 cats on the estate, most are outdoors.
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They give u treats to give them that is vet approved
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