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The Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum

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Address: 907 Whitehead Street, Key West, FL 33040-7473
Phone Number: (305)294-1575
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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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We visited here and spent 2-3 hours soaking in the atmosphere of Hemingway's Key West. I visited with my 5 year old and she also enjoyed it! You can wander round the house at... read more

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed today NEW via mobile

We visited here and spent 2-3 hours soaking in the atmosphere of Hemingway's Key West. I visited with my 5 year old and she also enjoyed it! You can wander round the house at your own pace or follow one of the free guided tours. We just wandered and dipped in and out of the tour. The house isn't that... More 

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Key Largo, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

The lay out was great. I didn't do a guided tour so I relied on the app and the signs around the property to learn. It was a very neat learning experience and I think they have done a great job to preserve a little piece of history.

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Thank dnie89
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

easy walk thru....lots of great pics and memorabilia. so interesting to see actual things that mr hemingway used in his daily life. the cats were too much...so fun to see their 6 toes! beautiful grounds/yard...love history!

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Thank sunshinegirl2526
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

The tour gives you some great insight into the work and life of Ernest Hemingway in a fun and entertaining way. The property is gorgeous and the cats such a nice bonus to the tour. This is a must do in Key West.

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Apex, North Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Hemingway's house was a nice hour of time that shed some life on an interesting American author. The home is well kept two stories with wrap around porches, the first swimming pool in Key West, lots of pictures of Hemingway and his friends and wives; his writing studio and his 6-toed cats!

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Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

It is a good place to visit if you enjoy literature. Don't miss the guided tour. You will get to know the most interesting details no one tells you.

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Every time we visit Key West we visit the Hemingway House. Always one of our favorites. Make sure you take the guided tour to learn about the history. The story about how the swimming pool came to be is interesting. You are free to walk about the grounds after the tour. We recommend going early in the day as it... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

The history of the Hemingway House is exceptional and a true love scandal novel! Our tour guide was an excellent story teller.

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Stuart, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

great tour, hope it does not depend on guild. We had a great person. you could tell they had a passion for Hemingway. Lots of history of the island and Hemingway to learn there. Love all the 6 toed cats.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

The tour of the Hemingway house was very informative and insightful! The staff knows a great deal about the Hemingway family and really give you a glimpse into the life of Ernest.

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