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“A must see when visiting Key West” 5 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).
Waterford, Michigan
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“A must see when visiting Key West”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2013

The historic Hemingway House was a very interesting place to visit for an afternoon; as a bonus we were able to enjoy a small picnic lunch in the area by the pool before touring the home.

Even though each of the 6 or 8 tour-guide seem to have a slightly different story about the Hemingway family's life while living in the house it was still quite enjoyable and did not take anything away from this gorgeous home, grounds or their place in Key west history even before Ernest Hemingway purchased the property.

We loved seeing all the multi-toed cats wandering around or sleeping on the furniture completely at easy with all the people touring the house & grounds; rumor has it there are 45 living on the property these days.

You should make time to visit this landmark when in Key West!

Visited January 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 meal by the pool and the tours.
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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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