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“Interesting Tour” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum

Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum
907 Whitehead St, Key West, FL 33040
305 294 1575
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Ranked #14 of 84 attractions in Key West
Type: Historic Sites, History Museums, Museums
Activities: Group tours/day tour
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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).
Tampa, FL
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“Interesting Tour”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2012

If you have never been to the Hemmingway house, make time for it on your trip to Key West. The tour last about 30 minutes and the guide provides lots of interesting details about the house and Hemmingway. You will learn a lot about him and other artists of the day. He led an interesting and unique life that is reflected in his books. Even if you haven't ready any books by Hemmingway, you will get a lot out of this tour. Plus the decendent of his 6-toed cat are everywhere and very friendly!

Visited November 2012
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HemingwayHome, Guest Relations Manager at Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum, responded to this review, December 6, 2012
Thank you for your review. Glad to see fellow Floridians exploring their wonderful state. We are glad you enjoyed your visit here and hopefully we aill see you again.
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“Glad We Went”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2012

The guide was extremely well versed on the era and shared tidbits of information that enhanced the visit.

Visited December 2012
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HemingwayHome, Guest Relations Manager at Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum, responded to this review, December 6, 2012
Thank you for your review. Glad that you visited and enjoyed the tour.
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Bayport, New York
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“Nice Key West attraction”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2012

Visited here Dec 3, 2012. Had a great tour guide - Tyler. Young guy, very funny. Made the tour really interesting. I had to laugh that the guests are not allowed to sit on the furniture, but the cats were lounging all over them. Recommend this tour, especially for literary types, but the stories of Hemingway, his wives and the estate are very entertaining.

Visited December 2012
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HemingwayHome, Guest Relations Manager at Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum, responded to this review, December 6, 2012
Thank you for your review. We will pass along your comments to Tyler, he is energetic and does a great tour. Please visit us again anytime at HemingwayHome.com.
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“Very interesting”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2012

Recommend the guided tour. Interesting tidbits about Hemingway and his life in Key West. If you don't like cats I would not recommend, as there are ~45 cats on the property.

Visited November 2012
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HemingwayHome, Guest Relations Manager at Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum, responded to this review, December 5, 2012
Thank you for your excellent review.
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“Always a treat!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2012

We had visited this spot on an earlier trip to Key West, but were happy to return with our college aged children. The whole family enjoys reading Hemingway and loved seeing the author's former home again. The 6 toed cats are a highlight as was our colorful tour guide.

Visited November 2012
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HemingwayHome, Guest Relations Manager at Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum, responded to this review, December 5, 2012
Thank you for your great review! Glad you returned and with college agde children. Please visit us anytime at HemingwayHome.com
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