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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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+1 305-294-1575
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9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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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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Fun tour with a lively guide, great history of Hemingway as well as Key West. I loved seeing the photos of Hemingway's three wives and hearing their history. The six toed cats... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

the 1 acre estate complete with 50+ cats was impressive....but our $14.00 tour seemed rushed and over rehearsed. We enjoyed what little info was shared and the grounds are lovely but the value wasn't really there....cash only BTW....and don't bring your coconuts.

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Baltimore, Maryland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Fun tour with a lively guide, great history of Hemingway as well as Key West. I loved seeing the photos of Hemingway's three wives and hearing their history. The six toed cats wander around.

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Thank Heidi B
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

This is a slice of American history to savor- it feels comfortable as well as historic. Plus, you will love the cats!!!! A must do on Key West!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We loved this museum. If you are lucky enough, take a tour with Chris. He is passionate about all things Hemingway and knows so many fun facts. He told us great information about Hemingway, his wives, his kids and his outrageous life. Chris will keep you enthralled. The house has so much history. It has the original furnishings and fixtures.... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

This tour was a nice way to spent a couple of hours. The tour guide was knowledgeable and infused the conversation with humor.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Not only do you get to enjoy the home of the Hemingways but you also get to learn history about their family and the island. I loved being able to get the feel of the older home by walking through. Also several cats (mostly descendants of his cat Snowball? Don't hate me if I'm wrong.) roamed the property. You can... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Very educational, make sure you take the guided tour. You will learn alot about the town and the surrounding area and it all blends together when you hear the end of the story.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Excellent tour with lots of fun facts and humor. Guides are knowledgeable about Hemingway's life and loves.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

The Ernest Hemingway Home is a beautifully preserved and well-appointed and prepared piece of American Literary History. The guided tour takes you through Hemingway's life and works, focusing on the nine years he lived at this home in Key West. This attraction is well-worn the admission price, if for nothing more than to see the famous six-toed cats! But there... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Fascinating chapter in literary history. Beautiful grounds, informative staff, great photographs, interesting architecture and plenty of cats.

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