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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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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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What a place, so much history

We were cycling around Key West and it was Hemingway's six toed cats that drew us to the home in the first place but we learnt so much more. The guides are very easy to follow and... read more

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Exeter, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We were cycling around Key West and it was Hemingway's six toed cats that drew us to the home in the first place but we learnt so much more. The guides are very easy to follow and their knowledge is second to none. Our guide had a wonderful story telling technique, kept our teenagers captivated. And yes the cats do... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Well worth the visit! A beautiful house with lots of history on Hemingway's life in Key West. Very glad we went.

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Thank conniedonner
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

After reading several Hemingway books, the tour provided the back story for the inspirations and characters that cone to life in his stories. The guide was entertaining and engaging as he related Hemingway's life and the property. The 6 toed cats were unexpected fun and very much a part of the tour.

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We went to the Hemingway Home while in Key West. We were very surprised that the guide was so good and informative. The gardens were beautiful and learning about Hemingway's life was really nice. I would recommend going to Hemingway House. PS: the cats are super cute.

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Smithfield, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

My wife and I visited the Ernest Hemingway House on Feb. 15, 2017, and it was a great time. We didn't give it a five because we felt that the tours should have a little more information. Our tour guide, Stan, was great, so that is not a knock on him. I believe that is the way the tours are... More 

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Connellsville, Pennsylvania, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Guided tour took about 1/2 hour, was interesting and educational. You could stay on your own and look at things of interest. For those with physical limitations, you needed to go up and down several sets of steps. Our guide was was good.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Enjoyed our tour and tour guide. Beautiful property . A must see in Key West for the history of both the area and Hemingway

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Convenient to get to right in town...don't miss it! History of the house and Hemingway is fascinating, and it's so fun to see the cats!

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We had a wonderful tour and the tour guide did a great job of explaining the history of the Hemingway family. If you're in Key West I would highly recommend taking an hour and go on the tour.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

A lovely and dramatic tour of this beautiful home and grounds, including living areas, bedrooms and bathrooms, pool area, pictures of movies, celebrities, and many 6 toed cars. We enjoyed getting to know this man and how he lived after being familiar with his work. We purchased this ticket in combo with conch train ticket for a discount. Conch train... More 

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