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“Expensive and non accessible” 3 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).
Atlanta, Georgia
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“Expensive and non accessible”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2013

We viewed this item home from the street. It did not appear to be ADA accessible, and was too much money for what we would have been able to see.

Visited February 2013
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HemingwayHome, Public Relations Manager at Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum, responded to this review, February 15, 2013
Thank you for the review even though you did not actually visit our museum. The Hemingway Home is ADA approved. The admission rate suppoerts the 160 year old mansion, 1-acre of lush tropical gardens, support staff of 20 full time employees and care of 45 polydactyl cats. As historical and grand as Downton Abbey but certainly not as expensive.
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“house”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2013

It was the house I was interested in and it was beautiful from an architectural standpoint. It had unusual construction. The gardens and out buildings were well maintained

Visited January 2013
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HemingwayHome, Public Relations Manager at Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum, responded to this review, February 15, 2013
Thank you for your reviw. We are gald you enjoyed the architectural aspects of the home.
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“Interesting but not exciting”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2013

I have done the tour once before and enjoyed the information. I thought I would try it again to see if I had missed anything. Appearantly not, the tour has not changed it is slow and nothing new.

Visited January 2013
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HemingwayHome, Public Relations Manager at Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum, responded to this review, February 15, 2013
Thank you for your review.
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new york, new york
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“Love love love this house”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2013

From our tour guide (can't remember his name but he and his cap were awesome) to the house itself, we had a great time learning about how Hemingway and his wives lived there. I even loved the cats. I'm still figuring out how I can replicate the house if I hit lotto!

Visited February 2013
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HemingwayHome, Public Relations Manager at Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum, responded to this review, February 14, 2013
Thank you very much for your 5-star review! Glad you enjoyed the tour.
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Mooreville, Mississippi, United States
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“Cool house for an interesting old dude!”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2013

He was a great writer. He had cats with six toes. He was quite an adventurer. (I think he was also likely a real jerk, too.)
Hemingway could have lived anywhere he liked, and he did spend time in a number of places and traveled almost everywhere in the world. I promise that you will know him better after the tour, just like Elvis and Graceland. Ha!

Visited February 2013
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HemingwayHome, Public Relations Manager at Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum, responded to this review, February 13, 2013
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