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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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A day at the Hemingway house !

It was great that we could walk the grounds and do our own self guided tour ! The cats are beautiful ! We had a nice day. The tour guides are very informational of you want to... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

It was great that we could walk the grounds and do our own self guided tour ! The cats are beautiful ! We had a nice day. The tour guides are very informational of you want to here history and life of Hemingway !

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Wonderful storyteller tour guides bring the history and colorful life of Ernest Hemingway to life. We didn't leave enough time, plan for 1 1/2 hours.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Just a short walk from our Inn was this historic residence. I have to congratulate the people who look after this house as it is immaculate and tells the Ernest Hemingway story to perfection. The Guide was very informative and was very keen for us to ask questions. They are not intrusive and let you wander around on your own... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

First of all, if your allergic to cats, this is Not the place to go, over 50 cats on the premise. Do the tour, it's about half hour or so, our Guide was excellent. He was very good at his Job, knowledgeable, and great sense of humor. I'm not really a history buff but I must say I really was... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Such a well preserved, well presented museum that gives a real insight to the life, and loves, of Ernest Hemingway. And if you're a cat lover then it's even better. 54 furry babies, some descendants of Hemingway's 6 toed cat Snowball, currently live in and on the property and are so well looked after. The cat cemetery brought a tear... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Tour laced with history of Hemingway and the Key West area and how it affected his life, and his influence on the Keys.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

It won't take you long to go around the house and grounds but expect it to be busy most of the time. The staff who did the talking tour " included in entrance fee " were very friendly and knowledgeable. I'm glad we visited it just a pity I couldn't call it my own house.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We took a tour which was awesome! The tour guide was entertaining and educational. Afterwards we were able to walk the entire home again taking a more in depth second glance. Such a gorgeously well maintained house.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The first two times I was in Key West, I didn't do the paid tour, but on my most recent trip, I decided to do so. I am glad I did. It's a piece of Americana that is appealing to me because of my literary background. It was intriguing for me to consider Hemingway walking the grounds and contemplating his... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

If you love cats this is an awesome place to visit! We did the tour through the house and also walked around for quite a while afterwards (because we are cat lovers of course).

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