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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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The Hemingway house is a great way to spend an hour or two while in Key West. The house sits on the largest lot in Key West, and is beautifully landscaped and maintained inside as... read more

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed today NEW

The Hemingway house is a great way to spend an hour or two while in Key West. The house sits on the largest lot in Key West, and is beautifully landscaped and maintained inside as well. The key is to arrive early in the day...by the afternoon, it is crowded with a line to get in. The guided tour is... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed today NEW

We first visited in January while on a cruise stop and when our 6yr old realized we would be in Key West again in March he begged us to go back. He is a BIG cat fan so was in heaven. The tour of the house is good, informative and a must see for book lovers!.

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I thoroughly enjoyed my visit. Our tour guide was fantastic! He was knowledgeable and humorous! I look forward to visiting again.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Definitely a must see when u visit key west.Their is a tour u can take threw the house and property by a guide . It gives u a taste of what life was like being Hemingway.

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Viera, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Charming home with lots of history. Six toe cats sleeping in the bed don't look real until the guide pets them and they stretch and show you their six toes. Simply adorable

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New Smyrna Beach, Florida
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History of a legend, certainly not a perfect man but a character non the less! The pictures are fascinating, his beloved cats still live on! Gardens are beautiful! A must do for the historical feeling of Key West!

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

There will be a line up to get into this house. You can walk around it on your own or take a free tour that is included with admission. Was fun to learn more of this great writer and to see where he lived. Look for the six toe cat!

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This is my 2nd trip and things have not changes in over 15+ years. This tour was done with a teenager who still found it interesting and informative.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

I loved this tour, learning more about Papa than I thought possible. Make sure to wait for the included tour guide because they point out many more interesting things than you'd find out for yourself. Ours was a character and we loved her. The house is large, and it's revealing to see how someone of his stature and wealth lived.... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Very charming, well kept home of a literary legend. Well trained and entertaining tour guide. Lots of movie posters. Lots of cats. A welcome interlude in the insanity that can be Key West. We are glad we went. Made us want to re-read Old Man and the Sea, and watch any number of his movie that starred Bogie!

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