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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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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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Our family visited the museum today without knowing too much about Ernest Hemingway. We had heard of many of his books and read The Old Man and the Sea before our trip to Key... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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Montgomery, Alabama, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Our family visited the museum today without knowing too much about Ernest Hemingway. We had heard of many of his books and read The Old Man and the Sea before our trip to Key West. Our guide (Kevin?) was great! Our tour was brief but filled with so much info and anecdotes. We learned about the history of the house,... More 

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Cedar Park, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

I think doing the guided tour makes this experience better - our guide was great - touched on interesting tidbits, but didn't talk to long on any one thing or bore you.

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Province of Treviso, Italy
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We arrived and the tour started !!The tour guide showed us the house, introduced us to the cats and toured us around the house telling us all about Hemingway's life ! We loved it !

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Orlando, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Loved EVERYTHING. Our tour guide, Chris, was AMAZING. If your are a literature fan, British Colonial furniture fan, old movies fan, cat lover, or a Key West conch - you'll love this place. I could've done the tour twice. Even 10yo was entertained. The history, the stories, the legacy, the genius = goosebumps for me. Thank you Mrs. Dickinson for... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Spent over two hours here, some on our own and some with a guide. Great value and a most interesing place.

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Atlanta, Georgia, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Whether you are a lover of Hemingway's literature, a history buff, a lover of restored old homes, a garden lover, or just looking for the most interesting thing to do on Key West, this is your must-see location. I took this tour about 15 years ago and can tell you it is vastly improved with the addition of air conditioning... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Don't miss this interesting tour! The house is beautiful and has such an amazing history. We learned so much about Ernest Hemingway, his family and many of his famous friends! The six-toed cats running around make the tour even more fun, and many of them like to be pet!

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Denver, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

This tour was well worth it mostly because of my tour guide who was excellent at providing details about Ernest Hemingway's life and the importance of his time in Key West and his literary productivity. He was excellent at providing details about the significance of the house and the items inside but also how it related to Hemingway's writing and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

I think this is one of the places you should add. This house is in impressive good quality, well preserved, With lots of attention to detail. I think I can't remember a similar place that was so nice. You see how people l8ves, you learn lots about American history and how Hemingway played into this. I did not imagine before... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Very informative guide, he knows his stuff and very addlib on the extra info. The grounds are nice but the info on Hemmingway was better. They do now have A/C inside it was 74°F at 65% humidity. A nice break from outside.

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