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Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum

907 Whitehead St, Key West, FL 33040
305 294 1575
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Ranked #14 of 83 attractions in Key West
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Type: Historic Sites, History Museums, Museums
Activities: Group tours/day tour
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... more » 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). « less
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Columbus, Ohio, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014 NEW

Have to go here if you see Key West. Papa Hemingway was an icon in Key West. 6 toed cats running around. Nice grounds, beautiful furnishings, saltwater pool & pictures of his adventures make it a must.

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West Palm Beach, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014 NEW

The Home is beautiful! Our guide through the home and outdoors was very entertaining and he knew his stuff about Hemingway.

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Miami, Florida, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014 NEW

the house is beautiful and the bricks have nice color! thinking about who Ernest was, you can tell he was happy in that house.

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, Louisiana, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014 NEW

Ernest Hemingway house was a nice place to tour. We enjoy touring old homes with history. And, the grounds are beautiful.

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Hollywood, Fl
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014 NEW

It was really Hot. House is only equipped with Fans, NO AC. The guide was extremely knowledgeable. No AAA discounts are given. Price could have been less. There was a vendor near to the entrance who was selling coconut water. That really helped to cool us down.

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west hartford
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014 NEW

Yes - it might be considered as cheesy as getting your picture taken at Southernmost Point but it's actually quite a bit of fun, even if you're relatively jaded. We took a tour of the house and grounds on our last day. The tourguide is...ornery to say the least but despite probably having given the same tour 1,000 times, he... More

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New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014 NEW

You have to go, it's Hemingway's Key West house and it is a lovely home. However, I started on the tour with my kids and by the second room we were done -- Lousy (and yes that is a capital "L"). I find it hard to believe they can't get a tour guide that can speak clearly and may actually... More

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Hixson, Tennessee, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014 NEW

It was great to learn about this person who became so famous and has such a great reputation for his works! I purchased one of his books and can't wait to read it!

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Dave G, Public Relations Manager at Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum, responded to this review

Thank you very much Karen for your outstanding 5-star review!!! We are happy to hear how great it was for your to learn new information about Hemingway's life and times here in Key West. We hope you enjoy your new book and that it leaves you with the urge to read some more. Please be sure to check out our... More

DeLand, Florida, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

There was so mush history and information on the tour. I couldn't believe how close and personal everything was. I felt like I was an actually guest in his home. Not to mention the adorable cats!

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Dave G, Public Relations Manager at Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum, responded to this review

Thank you very much Jessica for your outstanding 5-star review!!! We are happy to hear you found so much history and information on the guided tour that you joined. The cats are always an added treat too. Great to see our fellow Floridians out exploring the wonderful cities that this great state has to offer. Please be sure to check... More

Dallas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

We found the Hemingway home very interesting & worthwhile! A few tips.. It does NOT have air conditioning so go in the morning before it gets too busy or hot! I Also suggest the guided tour which gives lots of insight & info into Hemingway's life.

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Dave G, Public Relations Manager at Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum, responded to this review

Thank you very much Amy for your outstanding 5-star review!!! We are glad you found the Hemingway Home to be interesting and worthwhile. Thank you for your insightful tips as to when to visit and thanks for recommending the guided tour! The Dallas Cowboys have 11 picks in the upcoming NFL draft. Over the next two days we will look... More

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