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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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There are so many cats here it's incredible. The guides are great, absolute books of knowledge and the grounds are amazing

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Cleveland, Ohio
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We went on a tour years ago and enjoyed it immensely - it had been 10 years so we thought we would go again - not so great. The tour seemed shorted and the delivery was not great. The tour group was so large that we could not all fit into smaller spaces - they really should have made 2... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

There are so many cats here it's incredible. The guides are great, absolute books of knowledge and the grounds are amazing

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Thank angelinazolica
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Went to the Hemingway House, a must see in Key West. Informative and interesting. The highlight of the visit was our host/ tour guide Alisa, entertaining and informative. Made the visit a special one.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

If you get a chance to do a tour with Steve don't miss out. Great knowledge, great presentation skills, tremendous drawl. The host is interesting enough, though the cats and the chandeliers are the stars of the show

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Laguna Beach
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

The tour and the tour guide was excellent. This is a primary piece of history in Key West and a must see by all that visit. Very interesting.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We have been going to KW for years and each and every time we MUST stop and visit. We never get tired of hte tour, stories or the guides. They are wonderful. Not to mention the cats.... love them! Nice venue for a wedding as well.

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Austin, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

So said Ernest Hemingway. Plenty of that to be found in Key West. But not at Hemingway's home. Instead you'll find helpful tour guides, the luckiest cats in the world who rule the seaside estate, and interesting mementos and stories about one of America's famous writers.

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Marshalltown, Iowa
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Tour guide did a fantastic job and very knowledgeable. Grounds were absolutely beautiful. Cats galore!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

An informative and fun exploration of Hemingway's estate. This property is truly beautiful. Definitely visit if you love kitties (oh yeah, or if you love Ernest Hemingway)!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

I enjoyed the 90 or so minutes we were there. If you're not a Hemingway fan, you probably will be ho-hum. I loved the cats!

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