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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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Great place to visit along with the tour guide there. Be sure to check this place out if in Key West

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Great place to visit along with the tour guide there. Be sure to check this place out if in Key West

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

No trip to Key West is complete without a visit to the Hemingway home. It is a bit pricy ($14 for an adult if paying at the residence) but you can get discount deals elsewhere. I would strongly recommend touring with one of the guides at the house to get a rich history lesson that will enhance your visit. You... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Not being an avid reader I had heard of Hemingway and had limited information about him. The tour painted him as an extremely successful author but it also made apparent how much of a failure he was as a decent person. It was all about Hemingway and his selfish human desires. Sad. The tour was good and the guide very... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

If you are a Hemingway geek...like me, you have to go here. The house is "meh"; but there are polydactyl Hemingway cats EVERYWHERE!

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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! Please note we are world-famous for our 6-toed (polydactyl) cats. For all the guests who visit, the experience is different for each person. Some come with expectations of gaining literary insight, some come to experience the beautiful architecture of the limestone buildings built in 1849-51, some to just sit and meditate... More 

Munster, Indiana
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I went for the cats cause if you are a cat lover you'll like this historical site. The cats are polydactyl (6 toed) and there are 50+ cats on the property . The tour is guided by interesting guides and take you through the house and explain his quirky life. It's worth going to, but they only take cash to... More 

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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! 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 inside of the home with descriptions of the furniture and memorabilia, botanical info on the... More 

Saint Louis, Missouri
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I am a major fan of Ernest Hemingway so this was a "must see". The tour guide was great and the house was interesting. Loved seeing the cats.

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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 native of Missouri, you may already know that Both Hadley, Hemingway's first wife and Martha, his third wife, were born in St. Louis. Also two of Hemingway's three sons--Patrick and Gregory--were born in Kansas City. Everything you ever wanted to know about the Hemingway Home is now available on... More 

Ipswich, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The tour of this estate leaves you with the feeling that Papa is going to stop in any moment to say hello. Very informative, lots of anecdotes about his life, sometimes entertaining and sometimes very somber. The tour covers not only the life of this great writer, but information about construction of the building, the history of the many cats,... More 

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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! 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 JFKlibrary. Thank you for stopping in, we... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Got a good laugh from the sign by the ticket booth..."No Alcohol Beverages or Coconuts!" Guess by the end of the day too many people left behind their coconuts and the barrel was too heavy to lift, so thus NO COCONUTS! Now, there also isn't a senior discount, so pony up the $$$ its worth it. The tour by Chris... More 

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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! We hope you were able to use our Italian translation scripts that we provide to our international visitors. Hemingway really enjoyed his travels and time in Italy and it inspired him to write the novel A Farewell To Arms. It is great to have that connection, through Hemingway, with the great... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Definitely take the time for the guided tour (No additional cost) or you won't really appreciate the history of the place. During the guided tour you also get a good foundation of knowledge about the island and the characters that made it the palce it is today.

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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! 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 inside of the home with descriptions of the furniture and memorabilia, botanical info on the... More 

Petoskey, Michigan
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Bring you camera, bring your wallet. Tip generously for a the ones that earn it. Enjoy the sunset. Remember the sun dips quick here. Have a plan. Get there and enjoy one of the best sunsets you have ever seen!

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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! As a Michigander, you may know, Hemingway spent many boy-hood summers vacationing at his parent’s second home at Walloon Lake in your home-state of Michigan. From those summer experiences he gained the inspiration to write the Nick Adams series. It is great to have that Hemingway connection with the great state... More 

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