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The Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum

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Opens in 9 min: 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
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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
+1 305-294-1575
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Take the guided tour. Very informative. It is touristy, but we were tourists. Just like you need to see Graceland when you’re in Memphis, you need to see the five toed cats when you’re in Key West.

Thank Rich O
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

My husband and I almost never take a formal tour but at the Hemingway house it was so enjoyable and worthwhile I can’t help but strongly recommend everyone go! Hemingways story psychologically intellectually and financially is quite fascinating. I really have to say — don’t...More

Thank S O
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Guided tour was wonderful - could tell our guide loved telling about the home, Hemingway, and the cats - he was not bored or boring! Well worth the time and the money!!!

Thank Royalpriest
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Very well done..educational and beautiful. There were tour guides available although we chose to tour the museum on our own we still overheard the guides and they were very informative. Loved all the cats! and you can tell they are very well cared for.

Thank Melissa H
Reviewed 2 days ago

It’s interesting. I’m not a big Hemingway fan. The tour guide was good. He provided information in a entertaining way.

Thank Lets_go_family
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

It’s not really my kind of thing but I really enjoyed the tour and came out with a high opinion of Hemingway! As a result will watch some of his movies. If you are in the islands you have to go once!

Thank Dogontour
Reviewed 2 days ago

It was interesting to visit, mainly because the docent gave a good spiel while we were touring. Other than that, there was not a great deal to see in the facility but the stories were worth the price of admission. But, you better like cats...More

Thank Dennis M
Reviewed 2 days ago

My husband and I enjoyed the tour of the Hemingway Home and Museum. We took the guided tour and enjoyed the guide. Then we looked around in the gardens and caught a different guide with different information and stories. There were no contradictions. We just...More

Thank Lkwdtraveler23
Reviewed 2 days ago

This is one of our best activities. Loved reading the history. The gardens were magnificent. Loved the cats, some very friendly.

Thank Karen B
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

I've been to the Hemingway house before and it is an excellent tour. Cash only to get in now. You can do self guided or join up with a docent. What a wonderful history lesson of Ernest Hemingway and his life. Will see lots of...More

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September 19, 2018|
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Response from Dave G | Property representative |
The first floor is accessible to guests with walkers. Then, a video may be shown to her upon request that will feature information included in the upper floor tour.
August 30, 2018|
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Roslyn M
August 2, 2018|
Response from Dave G | Property representative |
Chris is still here as a tour guide.