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The Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum

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Address: 907 Whitehead Street, Key West, FL 33040-7473
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Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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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Cats, Cats and more Cats

Neat place, tour is bit unorganized and they allow too many in the group to really enjoy it. The highlight is the writing room above the pool house. Plus the cats are cool too.

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Phippsburg, Maine
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Phippsburg, Maine
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed today NEW via mobile

Neat place, tour is bit unorganized and they allow too many in the group to really enjoy it. The highlight is the writing room above the pool house. Plus the cats are cool too.

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Droitwich, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed today NEW via mobile

The tour of Hemingway's home when he lived in Key West only takes about 30 minutes. The guides are knowledgeable and entertaining. It's more of a museum than a faithful reproduction of the house as it was when he lived there but interesting nonetheless. The six toed cats were an interesting and unexpected addition!

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Singapore, null, Singapore
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

This is a must see and I enjoyed it thoroughly. Guides were passionate and very helpful. You can't go to Key West without visiting this museum.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Ernest Hemingway lived here with his second wife, and about 70 six toed cats (considered to be lucky). Today, only six toed cats live here (with maybe a few of the five toed sort). Our tour guide told us funny stories about the house and the Hemingways. The pool, garden, outside cat urinal, boxing ring (no longer existent) and Ernest's... More 

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Mount Vernon, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Whether you take the guided tour or take on all provided information yourself this site is very interesting and unique museum to visit

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Very nice house with good history behind it. Make sure to join one of the house tours if you can because it's excellent. Well trained staff guiding you through the rooms sharing all the fun stories. The handouts are well written in different languages which can fill in the gaps in case anything is missed during the tour. And! Don't... More 

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Mountain Home, Arkansas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

The home does not take credit cards, so be aware. The home and grounds are well done. The six toed cats roam freely. You can do a self tour or guided tour. Give yourself about an hour here. Located just behind Duval Street, so an easy walk from there.

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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! As an Arkansan, you may be interested to know that Hemingway’s second wife, Pauline, was from Piggott, Arkansas. 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... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

The Ernest Hemingway house is lovely, with so much history. I hate crowds so explored on my own even though there were lots of tourists on group tours. I loved the cats and their cute cat houses (good to escape the tourists). The pool looks exactly like the one at his house in Cuba. The bookstore is a plus--you can... 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 

Greensboro, North Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Touring the Hemingway house is an excellent way to learn more about the author and his life in Key West. Photos and movie posters are interesting. The formal tour through the house lasts about 30 minutes. Cat lovers will enjoy the many cats, some with six toes, all with names, who roam the house and garden. Unfortunately, at $14 per... 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 

Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

We had a wonderful guide who really made this tour interesting! I wish I could remember his name, but we really felt as though he was part of Hemingway's life!

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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! 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 

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