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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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907 Whitehead Street, Key West, FL 33040-7473
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

If you love exceptional American authors and experiencing where they wrote their books then this is a place to visit. You can feel the character of Ernst permeating from from the walls.

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Reviewed yesterday

Neat place to visit in KW. Learned a lot about Hemingway and enjoyed watching all the cats walk around like they owned the place. The grounds are absolutely beautiful and apparently weddings are held there often.

Thank Ashley R
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Reviewed yesterday

I have been a longtime fan of Ernest Hemingway's life and writings, so getting the opportunity to visit his Key West home was a dream come true. I also managed to get two men (my husband and our friend) to admire him after this visit!...More

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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

This is my second visit to this historic site. Each time I have gone, I have learned a little more about this great American author and his extremely colorful life. Definitely worth a visit. The tour guides are extremely knowledgeable, entertaining and full of amazing...More

Thank Carl D
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

I had the most amazing visit here today! The tour guide, Chris, was passionate, educated, and engaging as he told us avoid the house and Hemingway and family. The house itself and grounds are stunning. As someone who loves literature and Hemingway, this was a...More

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Dave G, 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! 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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Reviewed 2 days ago

Very interesting home, including cats and many of original furniture items. Tour guide very knowledgeable.More

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Dave G, 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

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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We visited the museum in early June and were very glad that we did. The house and grounds are gorgeous! It is a very nice place to go to learn about Hemingway’s history and a very peaceful and relaxing place to spend the day! You...More

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Dave G, 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! As a Pennsylvanian, you may know that Penn State has done tremendous research on the “Hemingway Letters” project. Dr. Sandra Spanier, Professor of English and General Editor of the Hemingway Letters Project, has published two volumes...More

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Reviewed 2 days ago

We did not do the tour but walked around the Hemingway House and grounds. There was so much history here. Beautiful foliage everywhere along with the swimming pool. Loved seeing how Ernest Hemingway lived and viewed many of his novels.More

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Dave G, 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

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Reviewed 2 days ago

This is a place you must visit while in Key West, the history of the house is so interesting. The tour guides were great and of course all the five toed kitties were so fun to see.More

Thank TLVento
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Dave G, 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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Reviewed 2 days ago

If you want to know more about this gifted renaissance man, then I recommend you paying a visit to this lovely home with six toed cats roaming the house.More

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Dave G, 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! 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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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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