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The Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum

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Address: 907 Whitehead Street, Key West, FL 33040-7473
Phone Number: +1 305-294-1575
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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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I'm not one for museums, but this was a good one. The tour guide was informative, entertaining and had a great sense of humor. The tour itself was short so you didn't get bored... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
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Durand, Michigan
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Durand, Michigan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

I'm not one for museums, but this was a good one. The tour guide was informative, entertaining and had a great sense of humor. The tour itself was short so you didn't get bored. You could walk the grounds on your own, and they were beautiful. You need to be a cat lover, cuz they are everywhere, and they expect... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Very glad we took time to visit the Hemingway Home. Do take the free tour as you glean so much information that adds meaning to what you may just be seeing or may even not have even noticed.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Good tour guide. Very interesting details. Different twist since the last time I was here. Pretty flowers. Impressive!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I've read many of his books and books about his life, so I was excited to visit. The tour was an excellent explanation about him and his life - the good, the cats, the wives, the mental illness, alcohol and his realities.

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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 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” had become familiar to readers of the Toronto Star Weekly and its companion publication, the... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Tours are narrated by local folk and are quite educational. Tour is not handi-cap friendly. Lots of information to learn here about a great American author. Caution! Entrance fee is only paid by cash--no credit cards accepted. Tour took about 45 minutes. If you are allergic to cats, stay away, as there are close to 60 cats roaming around the... 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 4-star review. We are ADA compliant. We have paved and tiled paths leading all the way around the 1-acre gardens, handicap accessible rest rooms and ramp leading up to the lower level. Wheel chair guests can join in on the guided tour on the lower level and then watch a video of the information... More 

Highland Village, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This is definitely worth the visit and, go on one of the guided tours, the docents are super knowledgeable and very entertaining!

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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 

Jupiter, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The Ernest Hemingway home is in beautiful shape .This is a fun place to see and great for kids who love 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! Thank you for stopping in, we are always happy to hear from families like yours, about the magic that they found here at the Hemingway Home, that has now created a treasured memory to be shared with their families over a lifetime. It is great to see our fellow Floridians out... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

A really interesting place to visit. $13/ adult entry includes a great guide who tells you some of the stories of Hilemmingway's life, the original derringdo hero. If something was going on in the first half of the 20th century, then EW was there to experience it & write about it, probably with one of his current or future wives!... 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! As a native of England, you may know that Ernest Hemingway met his wife Mary in London while she was working for Time magazine. It is great to have that connection with your great country through the life and times of Hemingway. Everything you ever wanted to know about the Hemingway... More 

Cincinnati, Ohio
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Great place, great history, 14 bucks to get in! Have to visit when in Key West. 54 cats on property , well kept, great experience!

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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! Please note our admission is actually $13. 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... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

I remember reading Old Man and the Sea in high school and was always interested to know more about Ernest Hemingway. The tour of this home was quite enlightening into the life this man led! I would recommend a 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! 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 an internet search for Hemingway data at JFKlibrary. Everything you ever wanted to... More 

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