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The Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum

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Address: 907 Whitehead Street, Key West, FL 33040-7473
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+1 305-294-1575
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09:00 - 17:00
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Sun - Sat 09:00 - 17:00
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
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Ernest Hemingway lived and wrote in this for ten years. During that time he...

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 weddings and corporate events. Visit this National Historic Landmark, Literary Landmark and recognized by the Library of Congress for it's importance in U.S. History. Grand Architecture, Lush Gardens, Educational Tours, Book Store/Gift Shop and the world famous Poly dactyl (six-toed cats).

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Take the Tour. The Guides are top notch

We took a tour and learned a lot about the man and not only his time on Key West. Put your guide, Chris, was extremely passionate about his job and really made the tour come to... read more

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Arlington, Massachusetts
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Arlington, Massachusetts
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77 reviews
27 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed today NEW via mobile

We took a tour and learned a lot about the man and not only his time on Key West. Put your guide, Chris, was extremely passionate about his job and really made the tour come to life. And, them there are the cats....not a cat person, but these felines are worth seeing.

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Thank Christina H
Annapolis, Maryland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed today NEW

We have taken 2 tours here, and the guides are great. Very knowledgeable and fun. The grounds are amazing and just a relaxing place to hang out.

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Kansas City
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

My wife and I toured Hemingway's house on our visit to Key West. She had read several of his books, I had not. I still found the property very interesting. Just FYI, they do not take credit cards, cash only.

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Congers, NY
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5 attraction reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Lots of information about Hemingway, they only take cash, house and grounds are very well-maintained

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

Thank you very much for your excellent 5-star review! As a New Yorker, you may know that Hemingway’s boat, the Pilar, was built by the Wheeler Shipyard in Brooklyn, New York. Hemingway also boarded many cruise liners in New York in his travels to Paris. Scribner’s Magazine in New York published many of Hemingway’s works. It is great that New... More 

Boston
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

The docent was well spoken and made the tour enjoyable. I would recommend this tour to all who visit Key West.

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

Thank you very much for your excellent 4-star review! Being from Massachusetts, you may be aware that the JFK Library in Boston houses the largest collection of Hemingway documents and photos, it is a great resource for those studying the details of his life. You can do a search for Hemingway data at JFKlibray.org. Everything you ever wanted to know... More 

Huntington, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

So fun. We went to see the cats! Beautiful 6 toed beauties! Worth the trip. We rented bikes and rode there from the center.

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

Thank you very much for your excellent 5-star review! As a New Yorker, you may know that Hemingway’s boat, the Pilar, was built by the Wheeler Shipyard in Brooklyn, New York. Hemingway also boarded many cruise liners in New York in his travels to Paris. Scribner’s Magazine in New York published many of Hemingway’s works. It is great that New... More 

Hartford, Connecticut
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

The guides are wonderful and share interesting facts while touring the house and property. Thoroughly enjoyed our visit.

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

Thank you very much for your excellent 5-star review! As you may have learned here, Asa Tift, the builder of the home is from Groton, Connecticut, your home state. It is great to have that connection through Hemingway with your lovely state. Everything you ever wanted to know about the Hemingway Home is now available on our e-book guide. Tour... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Sometimes I felt a little rushed and crowded in during the guided tour, but we had the opportunity to break free and walk and read at our own pace. Gardens were awesome

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Ellsworth, Maine
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Loved the cats - lots of pictures and details - take the guided tour as you learn so much more. Doesn't take long to go through but definitely a nice piece of history

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Independence, Ohio
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

This is very interesting stop in Key West. Very busy . Grandaughter loved the cats and did not want to leave.

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