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The Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum

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907 Whitehead Street, Key West, FL 33040-7473
+1 305-294-1575
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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 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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  • Average7%
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907 Whitehead Street, Key West, FL 33040-7473
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+1 305-294-1575
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Reviewed today

Hemingway's life, as great a story as any of his books, is brought to life here. Take a guided tour, as highly knowledgeable and humorous guides will take you round the house, telling you the history of the house as well as of that of...More

Thank mabinho
Reviewed yesterday

Very interesting, even though Hemingway spent very little time there in comparison with Cuba. The man who built it initially (Taft) was an interesting part of Key West History in his own right, and then there are the cats, the main attraction..... nice place to...More

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

Thank you very much for your excellent 4-star review! As a Canadian, you may know that Ernest Hemingway used to live and work in Canada. His featured articles appeared regularly in the Toronto Star starting in 1920. By 1924 the by-line “By Ernest M. Hemingway”...More

Reviewed yesterday

Hemingway was a giant of American literature and did some of his best work at this home. Several of his novels and stories were turned into well-known movies, like "To Have and Have Not." You get much of the back story of Hemingway's life during...More

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

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 yesterday

We really enjoyed this tour and learned so much. Our tour guide (I failed to get her name) was incredibly knowledgeable and was a great story teller. So worth the money to enjoy such a beautiful property.More

Thank Angie B
HemingwayHome, Public Relations Manager at The Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum, responded to this reviewResponded today

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 yesterday via mobile

This old house was lived in by Hemingway during his most productive years in the 1930s. There are many displays describing the man and his life, both here and in other places Hemingway lived. And multiple photographs of his life. There are movie posters for...More

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

Thank you very much for your excellent 4-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 yesterday

This is one of the key and signature places on the island. I would recommend the 30min tour they offer throughout the day as you will hear the story of Hemingway and the house itself. We did our tour with Sara and she made is...More

Thank Dessy I
HemingwayHome, Public Relations Manager at The Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum, responded to this reviewResponded today

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 yesterday via mobile

The admission was $14 per person for an adult and cash only so remember to bring cash! If you forget cash they have an ATM on site. The employees were very friendly and the tour lasted about 30 minutes. You can choose to just walk...More

Thank Kristen G
HemingwayHome, Public Relations Manager at The Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum, responded to this reviewResponded today

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 via mobile

We found Hemingway House and grounds very interesting, take your time and read the pictures on the wall. The six toed cats are quite beautiful!More

Thank Erin R
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! 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...More

Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Though many artists face choices between enjoying life and perfecting the work, here in charming Key West in a well-built house, one with a rare basement that never floods, Hemingway attempted to choose both. The house retains the Hemingway furnishings and many photographs. It’s easy...More

Thank Serena C
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

This was a very nice, interesting tour, not too long, not too short, perfect, one of the best tours we took.More

Thank dwrn54
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! It is great to hear from our fellow Floridians! We are happy to see you are exploring the great cities of Florida and their attractions. Everything you ever wanted to know about the Hemingway Home is...More

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Mercy W
4 November 2017|
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Response from HemingwayHome | Property representative |
You may encounter a line however your wait shouldn't exceed ten minutes. The tours start every ten to fifteen minutes and last approximately thirty minutes. After the tour you can stay as long as your schedule permits to... More
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Heather S
6 September 2017|
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Response from Waylon C | Reviewed this property |
The Hemingway cats have a dedicated team to to look after and feed them. This includes a vet whose primary function is the well being of the cats. Hemingway House is a fortress. Cats have and receive better care than most... More
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Scarlstrom
3 July 2017|
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Response from Mlarsen880 | Reviewed this property |
It might not be a bad idea, the museum is not very crowded during mid week, and picks up on the weekends, but during Hemingway Days, I would imagine the crowds are bigger. From my understanding some of the festivities are... More
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