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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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  • Very good29%
  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Hours Today: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
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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 yesterday 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!

Thank Erin R
Reviewed yesterday 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
Reviewed yesterday

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

Thank dwrn54
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Nice for history and those cats. Very interesting place. Went self guided. Rode our bikes here-went after the cruise ship crowds.

Thank Kelly O
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

The house and grounds are in great condition. It is a must see stop in Key West. The guided tours start every 15 minutes. They are funny and very informative. Make sure you see his work room. The only downside is the entrance fee is...More

Thank JOSEPH W
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

The guides are very passionate and informative! The cats are a show to themselves. There are also some very talented artists selling local art out front.More

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

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 2 days ago

This tour was so interesting and our tour guide was so knowledgeable. One of the best things we did.More

Thank ByronC55
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

Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

It was raining so we decided to check out the kitties and the museum. We had an awesome tour guide. I don’t remember her name but she was very comical and made the history fun! She also shared some history of the island. And all...More

Thank Renee 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 3 days ago via mobile

If you are a Hemingway fan, or a fan of polydactyl cats this is for you! The tour guides are great storytellers and you will not be disappointed!More

Thank Kimberly L
HemingwayHome, 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

We took a tour at the Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum on a hot afternoon. We were on a cruise ship and there were a lot of people in the City. The House was packed and very hot, but the experience was well worth the...More

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

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

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Mercy W
5 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
4 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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