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

Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum
907 Whitehead St, Cash Only Entrance Fee, Key West, FL 33040
+1 305-294-1136
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Key West Hop-On Hop-Off Trolley Tour
Ranked #5 of 187 things to do in Key West
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Activities: Group tours/day tour
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
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).
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“Interesting history”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2013

Toured Key West by bike and this was one of my stops. Great looking grounds and free unless you do the tour. Truman annex area is worth the trip. Beautiful scenery and homes in the area. Right near Fort Zachary too.

Visited February 2013
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HemingwayHome, Public Relations Manager at Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum, responded to this review, February 9, 2013
Thank you very much for your 5-star review! A bike tour is definately the way to see Key West. I hope you found our bike rack located just inside the entrance gate.
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“Interesting”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2013

Hemingway only stayed here for a short time in the 30's and early 40's but nonetheless the house contains a good number of photos and memorabilia concerning him and his family. Good, knowledgeable guides make this a good way to spend an hour or so.

Visited January 2013
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HemingwayHome, Public Relations Manager at Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum, responded to this review, February 8, 2013
Thank you for your review. We are glad that you enjoyed your visit and the tour.
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“Beautiful old home”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2013

I've been before, but wanted to show family & friends who were in town for a holiday. I love the property & all the adorable cats that roam around EVERYWHERE. Our guide this time was a bit lame. He seemed very un-enthusiastic and basically mumbled his way through the tour the few times he did open his mouth. I think there were way too many people in our group, which also didn't help. But, it's definitely worth seeing & hopefully you'll get a much better guide, as we've had in the past.

Visited February 2013
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HemingwayHome, Public Relations Manager at Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum, responded to this review, February 8, 2013
Thank you for your 5-star review! We will ask you about your tour in a direct email.
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“American History”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2013

If you like literature, history or cats this place is the bomb! Tour guide was entertaining and informative. The home is beautifully maintained with a lot of great photos.

Visited February 2013
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HemingwayHome, Public Relations Manager at Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum, responded to this review, February 8, 2013
Thank you very much for your 5-star review! We are glad you see us as "The Bomb."
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“Well worth the time and money”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2013

You have a choice to take a quided tour or tour on your own. TAKE THE GUIDED TOUR. Our guide was knowledgable, interesting, and enthusiastic. He really seemed to have a definate interest in Hemingway and not just for his job. Lots of interesting storys and history.

Visited January 2013
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HemingwayHome, Public Relations Manager at Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum, responded to this review, February 7, 2013
Thank you for your review. We are glad you enjoyed the tour and tour guide.
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