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The Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum

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Address: 907 Whitehead Street, Key West, FL 33040
Phone Number: (305)294-1575
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Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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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Good tour - but crowded

If you are an Ernest Hemingway fan - this is a must do. However, the house is not that big and it is easily crowded. You can tour it with a group or on your own. It was very... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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Birmingham, Alabama

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Birmingham, Alabama
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

If you are an Ernest Hemingway fan - this is a must do. However, the house is not that big and it is easily crowded. You can tour it with a group or on your own. It was very interesting and informative. The cats are wonderful and sweet. My daughter loved watching them and trying to count the toes on... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

If you like Hemingway, cats, history, or beautiful gardens and houses this is a place for you. It costs a few dollars to get in and when cruise ships are in town it gets busy. Take the guided tour to get some good stories and history. Walking around you get to pet some cool 6 toed cats and the grounds... More 

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Thank Matt J
North Bay, Canada
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7 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Second time visiting and just as enjoyable as the first. It's a beautiful home full of artifacts and well maintained. The guides are knowledgable and tell great stories about the man himself. Very well kept gardens. And the six toed cats are so friendly and well cared for. A must see !

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Thank maysieajams
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Brilliant! Well worth the visit - a well preserved piece of great history with really good narration - easy access - slight queue

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Lichfield, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

A good guide made the experience interesting, the place maintains a Hemmingway feel, many little anecdotes passed on by the guide.

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Thank Elainelichfield
West Des Moines, Iowa
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7 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

They provided a good interesting tour, but truthfully the house was too crowded the day and time we were there. This made it difficult for the tour guides and caused ours to be a little bit pushy. But all in all it is a good museum and we learned a lot about Hemingway.

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Grand Rapids, Michigan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We arrived at the house near the end of a rainy day. Our group of about 12 enjoyed an entertaining informative tour. The cats were sweet and sleepy and everywhere! Seeing EH's writing room was fascinating. So glad we took the time to tour the beautiful gardens and see the cat barracks and cemetery.

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Thank mcklshirey
South Elgin, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Love to read and couldn't pass up the opputunity to visit hemminways. Most interesting part of the home was his studio and the abundance of cats around the property.

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doylestown, pa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

the guided tour was the best because the guide was so captivating. he clearly loved ernest hemingway and knew so much great information about his life.

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Thank lpaoli23
Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

You can walk through the house on your own or take a complementary tour and learn all about Hemingway and his family. There are over 30 cats on the grounds that are decedents from the original cat over 75 years ago.

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