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“An acre of loveliness” 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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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).
San Antonio, Texas
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“An acre of loveliness”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2013

Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum was a fabulous tour. Our tour guide was knowledgeable. My favorite part was the studio where Hemingway went to write every morning....and the grounds were very very beautiful. There are approximately 45 cats (6-toed) on the grounds and in the house. If I could live anywhere in the world, I would live right there on that one acre of loveliness in Key West, Florida.

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! It is an acre of heaven, all of us that work here feel priviledged to work on this special piece of paradise.
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“Six Toed Cats!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2013

Nice tour guides! Cats everywhere! The guided tour was very informative about Mr. Hemingway and his life and his works.

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! We are glad you enjoyed your visit and hope you will return again when visiting Key West.
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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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