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The Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum

907 Whitehead Street, Key West, FL 33040-7473
+1 305-294-1575
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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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907 Whitehead Street, Key West, FL 33040-7473
+1 305-294-1575
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Reviewed yesterday

Step back in time and learn the fascinating history of Papa. The guides here are so thorough and energetic!

Thank lindastolze
Reviewed yesterday

Great tour guide who was very knowledgable and funny. Not only did we hear many stories about Hemingway but also saw many 6-toed cats. All cats have at least one paw with 6 toes and a few cats have all paws with 6 toes.

Thank tjtrapp
Reviewed yesterday

Be prepared to pay cash upon admission. They do not accept credit cards. Bob, our tour guide, was an interesting fellow with a dry sense of humor. He was very knowledgable about Hemingway and made the tour memorable. My favorite part was visiting with the...More

Thank Lynette308
Reviewed yesterday

We enjoyed our visit to the Ernest Hemingway Home, especially seeing all of the cats! Do not offer senior or AAA discounts, but the price to get in was reasonable. Has a nice gift shop. Learned a lot about Ernest Hemingway. Again, the cats were...More

Thank The4travelersnc
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We have been to Key West countless times and have never stopped here. Yesterday we Road our bikes there and as fate would have it it was Hemingway's Birthday. We had an excellent tour guide named Alex. The tour was informative and entertaining. Do note...More

Thank sunshinesmilea8
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We came to Key West just because we missed this place on our three last cruises. So we planned a trip to drive down to key west just for this! It didn't disappoint. Our tour guide was great and you could see the love she...More

Thank Amy A
Reviewed yesterday

We had so much fun on this tour, learned so much about Hemingway. Take the guided tour because it so informative and you can ask questions after. Loved it!

Thank Cheritaylor
Reviewed yesterday

We found the Ernest Hemingway house very interesting. You can walk around on your own or take a tour...opt for the tour. The history of the Hemingways, and his four marriages, is very interesting. He wrote 9 best selling novels in his little writing studio...More

Thank Victor Z
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Visited on Papa's Birthday and took the self-guided tour although did enjoy a few of the stops with the guided tour. A must see when visiting Key West. Bring cash for entry!

Thank Mpgirl024
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

So much history in this place, the tour guides are great! I'd definitely go again! I'm ready to read some Hemingway now!

Thank Er K
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July 3, 2017|
Response from Mlarsen880 | Reviewed this property |
It might not be a bad idea, the museum is not very crowded during mid week, and picks up on the weekends, but during Hemingway Days, I would imagine the crowds are bigger. From my understanding some of the festivities are... More
February 1, 2017|
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Response from HemingwayHome | Property representative |
We sell tickets at our entrance and conduct 30-minute guided tours every 10-15 minutes. We are 9-blocks from cruise ship dock. Much more info available at hemingwayhome web site
Roger C
January 30, 2017|
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Response from HemingwayHome | Property representative |
Yes, we are ADA compliant. We have paved and tiled paths leading all the way around the 1-acre gardens, handicap accessible rest rooms and ramp leading up to the lower level. Wheel chair guests can join in on the guided... More