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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
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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The tour was enjoyable. Our guide was genuinely concerned about one of the tour attendees that had health concerns. My teenager wrote an essay regarding the Lost Generation and... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 27, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

The tour was enjoyable. Our guide was genuinely concerned about one of the tour attendees that had health concerns. My teenager wrote an essay regarding the Lost Generation and was quite excited to see an actual exhibit. We loved being able to interact with the resident kitties. They do need to make credit card ticket purchases an option.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

The home is smaller than it appears. It can get crowded in the small rooms with tour groups and those touring on their own. We enjoyed looking on our own. If you are not a Hemingway fan or a fan of the architecture, you will not find this very interesting. There are photos of Hemingway through the years, his collection... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

Definitely take some time to visit the great man's house. Was a very informative tour (you must take a tour-no point looking around otherwise). I heard some complain about the entrance fee but is only $13 for adults and $6 for 12 and under. A bargain. I know more now than I did prior to entering so well worth the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

Great history and excellent tour guide! Make sure to visit the bookshop for some interesting prints and anything Hemingway

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Rockland, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

interesting place to spend a few hours reading all about Ernest Hemingway....apparently an interesting individual....he got to be pretty popular for only living there for 8 years....take the time to read everything

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

Had a great tour guide who knew a lot about Hemingway and his time in Key West. She made this beautiful historic house come alive for us. There are a lot of stairs on this tour, so it is not the best for walkers or wheelchairs.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

Tour was amazing, kept the attention of my 6 and 12 year old boys.... The grounds are beautiful. And the cats are so lovely. They are friendly and most love to be petted . A must see in Key West.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

I visited KW like 5 times but this last time I decided to visit this beautiful house with my family. I love it! Everything is set up that you could easily go back in time and imagine visiting this house in the days of this great writer. Each corner of the house, each furniture, each picture has a magical touch... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

Didn't know what to expect when visiting. Decided to take the the tour first then walk the grounds alone after. Chris was our tour guide and he was absolutely wonderful. He was very knowledgeable and enthusiastic with his tour and story telling. I felt like I knew Ernest Hemingway personally by the time I left. The visit was a very... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

Please go and have a good time. I hope that you get a guide by the name of Tyler. He was the best guide I have EVER had. He even took the time to talk for about 10 minuets after the tour.

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