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The Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum

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Address: 907 Whitehead Street, Key West, FL 33040-7473
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+1 305-294-1575
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09:00 - 17:00
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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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Have lost count on how many times I have visited The Keys. The last 2 times we actually stayed in Key West. On all of my trips I have gone to the The Hemingway house. I tour the... read more

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Newport News
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Have lost count on how many times I have visited The Keys. The last 2 times we actually stayed in Key West. On all of my trips I have gone to the The Hemingway house. I tour the house and then the grounds and enjoy cat watching.

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Ontario, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We toured this house/museum and fully enjoyed the interesting stories told by our guide. It contained a lot of the original furniture and was also the home of 50 + cats that are ancestors of Ernest Hemingway's cats. The tour as informative, beautiful and humorous. A must see!

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Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This museum provides a great tour by very animated and knowledgeable staff with the ability to also explore the grounds on your own.

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Greenville, South Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

This is a great stop. The tour was informative and took around 40 minutes. The home and grounds are beautiful, and we learned a lot about Ernest Hemingway. Worth taking a few minutes out of the day while walking around.

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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 South Carolinian, you may share our enjoyment of the fact that your home-state of South Carolina actually has a city named Hemingway. The town of Hemingway was created from a crossroads community named Lamberts in 1911 by Dr. W. C. Hemingway, in an effort to secure a depot for... More 

Miami, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The Earnest Hemingway mansion is a true museum of a famous man. He had a swimming pool and a big house with a master bedroom. This house is probably worth $40,000,000 with its historic architecture and stunning tropical landscaping.

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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! It is great to see our fellow Floridians out exploring the wonderful cities that this great state has to offer! 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... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The tour is a lot of fun and you get a great deal of information when on it. I will give one warning, bring cash, they no longer accept credit cards or anything else except cash. The tour runs about 45 minutes and then you are free to wander back through the house at your pace. We had no idea... 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! 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 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

You may independently roam the house and the property but the tour guide added to our experience. The house has interesting pictures and tells about his boat "Pilar", his multiple wives and friends. The writing room is of particular interest, seems untouched from the time he was there.

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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 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 inside of the home with descriptions of the furniture and memorabilia, botanical info on the... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Absolutely must see in Key West ! Take a guide, they share great stories and Claritin if you allergic to 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! 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 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Loved the history and especially the cats. Our guide was very knowledgeable and answered lots of questions.

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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 

Knoxville, Tennessee
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We visited the Hemingway home sort of on a lark, we took the guided tour and our guide was extremely knowledgeable, while maintaining her humor.Unless you are a Hemingway aficionado, I highly recommend the guided tour.

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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 

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