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Address: 907 Whitehead Street, Key West, FL 33040-7473
Phone Number: +1 305-294-1575
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
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Ernest Hemingway lived and wrote in this for ten years. During that time he...

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 slice into history

Interesting tour, gardens, and of course the 6-toed cats. A bit underwhelming as furnished to Hemingway's exact, modest specs. The gardens are beautiful and certainly neat to see... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
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Key West, Florida
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41 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Interesting tour, gardens, and of course the 6-toed cats. A bit underwhelming as furnished to Hemingway's exact, modest specs. The gardens are beautiful and certainly neat to see something so famous from the past.

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Bel Air, Maryland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

If you don't know a lot about Hemingway, you'll be intrigued by his life and the history of the house. Our tour guide was great (young male red-head, I forget the name sorry). He knew every one of the 53 cats names on the grounds, along with every bit of history on Hemingway you could think of.

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HemingwayHome, Public Relations Manager at The Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your excellent 5-star review! Everything you ever wanted to know about the Hemingway Home is now available on our e-book guide. Tour the Hemingway Home on your smart device and see all the cats, read about Hemingway’s books, tour the inside of the home with descriptions of the furniture and memorabilia, botanical info on the... More 

everett, washington
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Our tour guide had many interesting stories about Hemingway. If you don't like cats or are allergic to them, you might want to skip this. There are a lot of cats! Many fun stories about the cats too.

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HemingwayHome, Public Relations Manager at The Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your excellent 5-star review! Everything you ever wanted to know about the Hemingway Home is now available on our e-book guide. Tour the Hemingway Home on your smart device and see all the cats, read about Hemingway’s books, tour the inside of the home with descriptions of the furniture and memorabilia, botanical info on the... More 

Saint Augustine Beach, Florida
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25 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

It was fun returning to Hemingway's house with his second wife after seeing his house in Cuba. The same relaxed style of living was evident in both. This is a must see if you are in Key West. We have visited here several times over the years and enjoyed it each time. Did you know that in Hemingway's time, there... More 

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HemingwayHome, Public Relations Manager at The Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your excellent 5-star review! My grandfather purchased the home next door to Hemingway in 1935 and that is where I grew up. My grandfather constantly had a bone to pick with his neighbor (Hemingway) since the day he bought the house. He complained that Mr. Hemingway's cats would jump the fence between the two properties... More 

Seattle
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We very much enjoyed this attraction. It opens at 9:00 am and the first tour starts wen there are enough people (ussually around 9:20). Go early, certainly before the cruise ship dumps thousand of people on the island. Do not miss the tour, full of great information. Tour takes about thirty minutes. Leave enough time to walk around and take... More 

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HemingwayHome, Public Relations Manager at The Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your excellent 5-star review! Everything you ever wanted to know about the Hemingway Home is now available on our e-book guide. Tour the Hemingway Home on your smart device and see all the cats, read about Hemingway’s books, tour the inside of the home with descriptions of the furniture and memorabilia, botanical info on the... More 

Dartmouth, Massachusetts
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I went because my wife wanted to go and I'm glad we did. Suggest you take the narrated tour instead of just going through on your own. The tour is included in the $13 admission. If your a cat lover this is a must to see the 53 cats with half of them having 6 plus toes. The tour makes... More 

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HemingwayHome, Public Relations Manager at The Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your excellent 4-star review! Being from Massachusetts, you may be aware that the JFK Library in Boston houses the largest collection of Hemingway documents and photos, it is a great resource for those studying the details of his life. You can do a search for Hemingway data at JFKlibray.org. Everything you ever wanted to know... More 

Griswold, Connecticut
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7 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Informative, short visit. Witty tour guide! Caution for people allergic to cats as there arev50+ on the property though well-ventilated.

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HemingwayHome, Public Relations Manager at The Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. The six-toed (polydactyl) cats are always an added treat and provide wonderful photo opportunities when visiting the estate. They also provide an insight to Ernest's softer human qualities in his love and caring for his felines. Everything you ever wanted to know about the Hemingway Home is now available on our e-book guide. Tour the... More 

San Antonio
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26 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

This was $13 well spent. They offer free tours. The tour guides are very knowledgeable. It's nice to walk around where Hemingway wrote a majority of his work. It is also nice to visit with the 6 toes cats that are everywhere. The cats are allowed inside the house and on furniture. The grounds are beautiful.

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HemingwayHome, Public Relations Manager at The Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your excellent 5-star review! Everything you ever wanted to know about the Hemingway Home is now available on our e-book guide. Tour the Hemingway Home on your smart device and see all the cats, read about Hemingway’s books, tour the inside of the home with descriptions of the furniture and memorabilia, botanical info on the... More 

Cape Coral, Florida
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18 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This piece of history is something that should be done when visiting Key West. The guided tour is recommended. When compared to other visits to places like this, it seemed that the $13 cash-only price is a bit high for what you receive. At the end of the day, it appears that the only outdoor maintenance is for the 60+... More 

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HemingwayHome, Public Relations Manager at The Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum, responded to this review

Thank you for writing a review. It is great to see our fellow Floridians out exploring the wonderful cities that this great state has to offer! We are a little confused concerning your remarks about the museum being in need of restoration. This year (2016) we have had a new roof installed on the main home, repainted the interior of... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Great history lesson Beautiful home. Knowledgeable guide. Cute gift shop. Picked up a print. Def go in morning gets crowded

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HemingwayHome, Public Relations Manager at The Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your excellent 5-star review! Everything you ever wanted to know about the Hemingway Home is now available on our e-book guide. Tour the Hemingway Home on your smart device and see all the cats, read about Hemingway’s books, tour the inside of the home with descriptions of the furniture and memorabilia, botanical info on the... More 

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