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The Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum

#4 of 177 things to do in Key West Features Animals
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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Reviewed yesterday

Very knowledgable and excited tour guide" the guide made the tour by his enthusiasm for Hemingway. I highly recommend

Thank kimberlysO3096WX
Reviewed yesterday

We visited this attraction with our girls aged 17 and 12. We all loved it. The guide was so enthusiastic and entertaining and the rooms were extremely well preserved. The cats - supposedly descended from Hemmingway's own cat, were a real highlight. They even have...More

Thank Marc C
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

The House is a interesting visit with lots of things in place as if it were yesterday. Even the descendants of his cats still live there. The house seems very modest with today's standards , but that's what makes it interesting.

Thank Elisa D
Reviewed 2 days ago

You must go on one of the tours here, they are included in your ticket price. From what I heard as I went around, he was certainly the best. He was enthusiastic, friendly, good with children and very knowledgable. You must see the 6 toed...More

Thank LouLouTravel74
Reviewed 2 days ago

Ernest Hemingway Home is a beautiful house (the first one to have an inside bathroom in Key West!) with a beautiful garden and pool and lots of fun facts to learn! Also, the descendants of Hemingway's six-paws cats are adorable (if you like cats and...More

Thank alexaO7858IJ
Reviewed 2 days ago

My husband and I couldn't wait to visit the Hemmingway Home when we took our honeymoon to The Keys. We love the history and we met over our love for cats. The home is historical and magical.. the well kept grounds just beautiful. We very...More

Thank kdvw4
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

This is a very informative trip. Our guide was very passionate about this place and the man! Just one of the many interesting places of Key West.More

Thank Janet Rowell T
DiamondDaveKeyWest, Public Relations Manager at The Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

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 3 days ago

I just fell love with the house and its history, such a gorgeous beatiful place. I took the tour, it had so much of good information. Luv, luv and luv the place, i can not wait to go back.More

Thank gabriellaczky
DiamondDaveKeyWest, Public Relations Manager at The Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

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....More

Reviewed 4 days ago

We loved Hemingway:s Home the rare cats many generations The Beautiful landscaped property in the middle of Key West and you can feel the magic that was created just read The Sun always Rises".. a must visitMore

Thank William S
DiamondDaveKeyWest, Public Relations Manager at The Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

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 4 days ago

Take the guided tour - it adds so much more than just wandering around the house. You'll learn things you never knew about Hemmingway and get to see the studio where he wrote.More

Thank stevemcginniss
DiamondDaveKeyWest, Public Relations Manager at The Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Thank you very much for your excellent 4-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....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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Judy21136
1 February 2017|
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Response from HemingwayHome | Property representative |
We sell tickets at our entrance and conduct 30-minute guided tours every 10-15 minutes. We are 9-blocks from cruise ship dock. Much more info available at hemingwayhome web site
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Roger C
30 January 2017|
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Response from HemingwayHome | Property representative |
Yes, 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... More
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