The Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum

The Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum, Key West: Tickets, Tours, Hours, Address, The Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum Reviews: 4.5/5

The Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum

The Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum
4.5
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Monday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
About
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 its 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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shayfree
Little Rock, AR241 contributions
If you’re a Hemingway fan, you will enjoy this.
Sep 2021
The guided tour was short, maybe five minutes, but enjoyable. If you’re not a fan, I’d pass. Lots of cats and the landscaping was beautiful.
Written September 23, 2021
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David C
Garden Ridge16 contributions
Learned a Lot
Sep 2021
The tour guide really gave us a great tour!! If you weren't a Hemmingway fan before you surely would be after touring his Key West home.
Written September 23, 2021
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Kristen D
Saint Louis, MO14 contributions
Kitties!
Sep 2021
Honestly, neither my husband nor I care in the slightest about Hemingway. We went entirely for the cats and we weren't disappointed. The house was rather underwhelming, but the garden is gorgeous and there were cats everywhere. The kitties are well-socialized and if they aren't in the mood for company, they'll simply walk away rather than hiss or swat. I just wish it hadn't been so hot outside. If it had been cooler, we probably would've spent hours hanging out with the kitties.
Written September 23, 2021
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Patrick M
Newark, DE1,006 contributions
History and sSo many 6 toed cats
Sep 2021
Very educational and enjoyable. We opted for the tour and were not disappointed. Our guide was great and had so many funny stories about Hemmingway. Lear about his life, his loves, his books and the movies made from them. This is a definite must do if you are in Key West.

Great experience- if you see nothing else in Key West - go here!
Written September 21, 2021
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Staci T
Houston, Texas186 contributions
Books and Cats, Oh My!
Sep 2021
Lovely house tour. Lots of interesting information. We opted for the self-guided tour. But the cats!! So many and so cute! Tour was pricey, we felt. And they only accept cash, but still glad we went.
Written September 21, 2021
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Rich L
5 contributions
Great museum
Sep 2021 • Couples
Great experience- if you see nothing else in Key West - go here!!
Educational and enjoyable!!
Best of Key West
Written September 21, 2021
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adcrumpton
Phoenix, AZ128 contributions
Hemingway!
Sep 2021
One aspect of Hemingway's life that I like is the design style that seems associated with him - a sort of British classic style that I gravitate toward. This house is filled with wonderful artifacts, especially lighting that were so beautiful. According to the guide, there are 60 cats on property with some percentage of them having the toe variant. The site is beautiful with some nice benches in the shade to enjoy the foliage!

The property is conveniently located, we walked through with a tour guide who had good stories and was interesting. One thing to note - this is a cash only place for entrance fees.
Written September 20, 2021
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Bob Z
Winter Haven, FL118 contributions
Tour
Sep 2021
We did the tour and it was very interesting. We are not followers of Ernest Hemingway, but found his personal life very interesting.
Written September 19, 2021
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Neopsinoza
Tampa, FL6 contributions
good mid-day break from the heat
Sep 2021
The house is convenient to Duval Street. We had a pleasant tour with a good tour guide. We learned a moderate amount about Hemingway and his relation to Key West. And we appreciated the large, Hemingway cats. The house was air conditioned anc comfortable for a mid-day break out ot the sun.

Be forewarned, they only accept cash.
Written September 19, 2021
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marybethm99
Sevierville, Tennessee14 contributions
Hemingway House and Cats
Sep 2021
I love The Hemingway House and all of the cats you will encounter during a visit.. the cats are very well cared for, and very comfortable in their home. the house and grounds are amazing !
Written September 18, 2021
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  • Sun - Sat 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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