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Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum

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Address: 907 Whitehead St, Key West, FL 33040
Phone Number: +1 305-294-1575
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Activities: Group tours/day tour
Description: Ernest Hemingway lived and wrote in this for ten years. During that time...
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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i thought it was pretty good

my wife loved the cats and took lots of pictures of them. I enjoyed the home and the stories about Mr Hemmingway. I thought it was worth the price and didn't take long, tour was... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed January 31, 2015
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Courtice, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2015 NEW

my wife loved the cats and took lots of pictures of them. I enjoyed the home and the stories about Mr Hemmingway. I thought it was worth the price and didn't take long, tour was 30 mins tops and you could roam around the place. hard to find parking of course, but get a scooter or bike.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2015 NEW

Enjoyed this tour and knowledgable docents did a good job. Always interesting to see how famous folks lived.

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Waterbury, Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2015 NEW

Key West has so many wonderful places to visit and experience this is just one of many that I've visited during my time there. We loved it! It's experiencing just a piece of his world. When you visit ask about the penny at the pool if they miss sharing that with you first.

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Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2015 NEW

The guide was quite good and pictures and the grounds were very well maintained and of course we liked the cats

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London
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2015 NEW

The house is interesting to see but the tour is awful - they spend all their time telling you about the cats and very little about Hemingway!

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Dorking
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2015 NEW

I am sorry that I cannot remember the guides name as he was what brought this visit to life. Full of anecdotes about Hemingway and his various wives it made for a truly very enjoyable visit. The visit finished for us by the pool in the grounds. If the guide doesn't mention it so ask about the 1c coin! Try... More 

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Cullowhee, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2015 NEW

If you're a cat lover or a Hemingway lover (we're both). You've got to go here. Cats rule with their six toes. Beautiful gardens. The kids running the tours have plenty of great Hemingway stories. Tragic and eventful. What a rich life he lived! Great place to spend a couple of hours.

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Minneapolis, MN
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2015 NEW

Lots of cats running around. The property is an acre, which is much larger than I expected. It's just a really nice place to visit. interesting plants, facts, house. $10 to get in for adults. I thought it was worth it.

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NJ
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2015 NEW

Gives you some insight about this famous writing. The tour guide was excellent. Learned a lot. Nice place to visit inside and out.

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Springfield, New Jersey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2015 NEW

The Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum bring you back to the early 20th century when Key West was bustling with a different vibe. The home captures wonderful artwork and photos of Hemingway, along with other artifacts. The grounds are beautifully maintained, and the cats wondering the grounds are an attraction among themselves. The price of admission is reasonable, and it... More 

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