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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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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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Fun history lesson

The cats are a riot, 50 plus on site, and they have the run of the place. Guided tour was well done, learned a lot about Hemingway.

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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Thornton, Colorado
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Thornton, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

The cats are a riot, 50 plus on site, and they have the run of the place. Guided tour was well done, learned a lot about Hemingway.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Cats everywhere, half 5 toed and half 6 tied. Guided tours contrived and rushed with presenter showing no love for the job. Better to tour the property on your own.

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Gainesville, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

The Hemingway house is little slice of history with a Key West flare. Many come in for the six-toed cats but the real fun is with the right tour guide. Our guide met us at the door and was in full command of the group right from the start. Her sassy but fun demeanor left everyone laughing. She had a... More 

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West Palm Beach, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

This is a wonderful home still as it was long ago. It gives wonderful history to the man Hemingway, one of my favorite writers. It is filled with cats, in nearly every room, which gives it a homey warm feeling. Beautiful grounds, and home, with historic writings inside. A neat and thought provoking experience.

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Axel, The Netherlands
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

This place only accepts cash. The house is nice to get an idea how wealthier Floridians lived in the first half of the previous century. There are good Hemingway artifacts but the amount of cats on the property and in the house is what triggered my curiosity most. Well worth an hour of my time

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Tulsa, Oklahoma
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Walked thru self guided tour, heard some interesting tidbits from the Tour Guide as we passed along side. Very interesting place and grounds. Be sure to walk the grounds, this was as much of the experience as the House itself. Very historical event.

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Thank LilWeezy2013
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

If you are interested in history at all this is a must see. Great behind the scene stories narrated by guides on the grounds.

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Thank Jeffry S
Dunkirk, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Really enjoyed learning a little more about Ernest Hemmingway and seeing the home, cats, and gardens. Loved the typewriters, makes you step back in time. The tour guides are very knowledgeable. Enjoyed the story about the pool the most. He was a very interesting man.

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Thank AnnaK22222
Pendleton, Indiana
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Parts of the house were under repair, so that was very disappointing. The history was great! Love hearing about Hemmingway. I would reverse at least and hour and a half to get the full experience. The grounds are great to see and again the history!

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Thank Jafralady
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We visited mainly because of the cats, but the house was nice too. Our tour guide was very knowledgeable and didn't cost more. He had nice stories for each area of the house. It's was definitely now to get away from the busy streets and your the home.

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