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“Great History Lesson” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum

Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum
907 Whitehead St, Key West, FL 33040
+1 305-294-1575
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$30*
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Key West Hop-On Hop-Off Trolley Tour
Ranked #9 of 69 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).
san antonio
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“Great History Lesson”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2013

When we arrived, we fell right into a ongoing tour with a guide. The history was very interesting as well as the architecture of the old home. It remains in very good shape. The ground of the mansion are beautiful and all 43 cats are interesting. The tour takes about 1 1/2 hours. Our tour guide from Montana was excellent.

Visited August 2013
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HemingwayHome, Public Relations Manager at Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum, responded to this review, September 4, 2013
Thank you very much San Antonio, Texas for your 5-star review!!! We are glad you jumped right into the guided tour. Thank you for sharing your positive experience with us in this review. Please be sure to pass the word in San Antonio and on any of your social media too.
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“A must visit”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2013

Take the tour to hear all about the house and the time Hemingway spent here. Most telling is why there are no fans in the house. Great break to a vacation in Key West, but parking will entail a hike.

Visited August 2013
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HemingwayHome, Public Relations Manager at Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum, responded to this review, September 4, 2013
Thank you Southlake, Texas for your excellent review! Glad you enjoyed the guided tour. We do have a free parking lot next door to the museum and is on a space available basis.
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Arlington
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“More than I expected”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2013

Really nice preservation job and array of artifacts. Tour guide was excellent and very knowledgable on an array of stories, facts and insights into his life and times.

Visited May 2013
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HemingwayHome, Public Relations Manager at Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum, responded to this review, September 4, 2013
Thank you very much Maryland for your 5-star review!!! We are glad you loved the tour and we are glad to be your number 1 historical attraction in Key West! Please be sure to spread the good word with all your friends in person or via social media! Thanks again!
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“If you're a cat lover, this is a must!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2013

I loved this tour. This is my favorite historical house to visit in Key West. Beautiful tropical lush setting with a lot of really friendly well taken care of cats meandering about. The tour guide was excellent and open to questions. Never rushed looking around and petting the cats. Cute little gift shop.

Visited July 2013
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Key West, Florida
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“Love the house, the pool, the cats!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2013

A must see in Key West! Great guided tour and lots to see! Gets a bit crowded at times so try to go in the off-season. Also, the admission price has gone up quite a bit in the last few years. Love the Hemingway cats!

Visited September 2012
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HemingwayHome, Public Relations Manager at Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum, responded to this review, August 31, 2013
Thank you very much for your 5-star review!
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