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The Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum

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Address: 907 Whitehead Street, Key West, FL 33040
Phone Number: (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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Came to the Key West via a cruise ship and my trifecta included Hemingway's home, Mel Fishers treasure museum and of course Sloppy Joes. My 2 oldest boys and I walked from the... read more

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Tyler, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Came to the Key West via a cruise ship and my trifecta included Hemingway's home, Mel Fishers treasure museum and of course Sloppy Joes. My 2 oldest boys and I walked from the pier to Earnest house and it was a nice 10-15 minute walk. Once we arrived we waited about 10 minute and lucked out because we had the... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Really enjoyed learning about Hemingway and his lovely home in Key West - the trick for us was a docent who knew his stuff, was relatively entertaining and kept the group moving. Lots of cats here - expect them to be laying around in the gardens, on furniture, pretty much everywhere. That was his thing - especially the 6-toed variety.... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

I enjoyed this tour and learned a lot. We had a great guide who knew the name of every cat, it was like story time. However, if you have any walking handicap this is not the tour for you as you have to walk up and down stairs, and around the grounds.

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While it's really just a house and gardens, what really makes the visit is the tour guide. Our guide was informative and funny which made the tour a worthwhile visit if you are in Key West. It was about $13 per adult but I think the history lesson was worth it. The home is beautiful with most of the original... More 

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I enjoyed learning more about the personal life of the writer, and loved all the cats! Is definitely worth the time to tour.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

You simply cannot visit Key West and not visit the Hemingway Home. An interesting slice of history delivered by tour guides who are passionate about the place. Loved the cats who have the run of the house. Be sure to find the hidden penny!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Our guide made the whole drill quite fun and informative. This covers only a couple of chapters in Papa's life, but important ones. There are a few interesting things to see, but it's more important to listen to the humorous presentation on Hemingway's trials and tribulations.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Our tour guide was very knowledgeable and funny! He did an excellent job relaying the information on life and loves of Hemingway... the cats roam freely and do not seem to mind the attention. Would definitely recommend this even if you are not a Hemingway fan.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

This is a great historic place to visit, particularly if you are a Hemingway fan. We opted for the complimentary guided tour. I'm glad we did, because we learned a lot more than if we had simply read the signs. One of the best parts of our tour was the resident kitties. We did not see all 53 of them... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

I must confess to not knowing a whole lot about Mr. Hemingway, until we visited the property. Wow, did I learn a lot. What an amazing individual. He most certainly lived a storied life...yes, pun intended. The majority of his writings took place while living in Key West. I recommend this trip for everyone.

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