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“Wonderful Tour!”

The Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum
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US$54.00*
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Day Trip to Key West from Miami
Ranked #2 of 130 things to do in Key West
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: 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).
Reviewed 30 March 2018

My husband and I toured the Hemingway home while vacationing in Key West. The tour was one of the highlights of our stay!

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Dave G, Public Relations Manager at The Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 2 April 2018

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 of The Letters of Ernest Hemingway.
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 exotic flowers, plants and trees in the tropical garden, and more!
Available on Google Play and ITunes !!! Go to HemingwayHome dot com/app
Please note: We are now a Cash Only attraction.
Please be sure to check out our web site for more information, slide-shows and videos at HemingwayHome dot com and our NEW Facebook at Hemingway Home Museum.

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Reviewed 30 March 2018 via mobile

This was the only ‘must do’ on my Key West list. I was not disappointed. The guided tour is optional, and there is no additional charge. The house is fully open for viewing, and the property is gorgeous! Lastly, THE KITTIES! They’re everywhere, and so darn cute!!

Thank KristinFilut
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Dave G, Public Relations Manager at The Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 2 April 2018

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 exotic flowers, plants and trees in the tropical garden, and more!
Available on Google Play and ITunes !!! Go to HemingwayHome dot com/app
Please note: We are now a Cash Only attraction.
Please be sure to check out our web site for more information, slide-shows and videos at HemingwayHome dot com and our NEW Facebook at Hemingway Home Museum.

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Reviewed 30 March 2018

Interesting stop in Key West. Be sure to take the guided tour - the tour guides provide additional detail about Hemingway's life and the polydactyl cats that you would not learn otherwise. The cats are a great addition - they have full run of the house and grounds and are completely unfazed by tourists. One important note: the entry fee is cash only.

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Dave G, Public Relations Manager at The Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 2 April 2018

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 exotic flowers, plants and trees in the tropical garden, and more!
Available on Google Play and ITunes !!! Go to HemingwayHome dot com/app
Please note: We are now a Cash Only attraction.
Please be sure to check out our web site for more information, slide-shows and videos at HemingwayHome dot com and our NEW Facebook at Hemingway Home Museum.

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Reviewed 30 March 2018

We took advantage of a shorter line to visit the Hemingway home during our week in Key West. The tour guide was knowledgeable and engaging throughout the entire tour.

Thank Jeanne19582018
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Dave G, Public Relations Manager at The Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 2 April 2018

Thank you very much for your excellent 5-star review!
As a Michigander, you may know, Hemingway spent many boy-hood summers vacationing at his parent’s second home at Walloon Lake in your home-state of Michigan. From those summer experiences he gained the inspiration to write the Nick Adams series. It is great to have that Hemingway connection with the great state of Michigan.
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 exotic flowers, plants and trees in the tropical garden, and more!
Available on Google Play and ITunes !!! Go to HemingwayHome dot com/app
Please note: We are now a Cash Only attraction.
Please be sure to check out our web site for more information, slide-shows and videos at HemingwayHome dot com and our NEW Facebook at Hemingway Home Museum.

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Reviewed 30 March 2018 via mobile

We visited Ernst Hemingway’s home because we’re in key west and something to see. I’m not a huge fan of Hemingway, either for writing or his other charming attributes. In this case our guide made it a good visit telling us about the history and the cats.

Thank Terri Z
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Dave G, Public Relations Manager at The Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 30 March 2018

Thank you very much for your 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 exotic flowers, plants and trees in the tropical garden, and more!
Available on Google Play and ITunes !!! Go to HemingwayHome dot com/app
Please note: We are now a Cash Only attraction.
Please be sure to check out our web site for more information, slide-shows and videos at HemingwayHome dot com and our NEW Facebook at Hemingway Home Museum.

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