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Ernest Hemingway Birthplace

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Who doesn't Know Hemingway

Yes!, who doesn't know him? Even I am not a bookworm, I know the name of such a big writer. We were... read more

Reviewed October 19, 2018
Solodam J
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Historic house - small museum

This house in Oak Park was Ernest Hemingway childhood home. It’s managed and maintained by a... read more

Reviewed September 8, 2018
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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339 N Oak Park Ave, Oak Park, IL 60302-2120
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Ernest Hemingway's birthplace is a good place to begin to explore the roots of the famous author's life and work. Located at 339 North Oak Park Avenue in Oak Park, Illinois, one of Chicago's western suburbs, the Queen Anne house was built in 1890 by...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Taylor B
Reviewed February 2, 2019

I stumbled onto the Hemingway birthplace museum and ended up spending close to two hours wandering the house with a very knowledgeable docent. I came away with an understanding of his early life and the influences that started to craft him into the writer he...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank A-Peppercorn
Reviewed December 30, 2018

Interesting and informative. Guide was fully versed in all of Hemingway’s history and could answer any question. Beautiful house. Well worth the visit.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank judyash231
Reviewed November 13, 2018 via mobile

One wouldn’t think that the complicated Hemingway would have entered life in such a pristine street in Oak Park IL. Such a pretty house on a pretty street in this early Chicago suburb. A highlight of our Chicago trip

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank Gran7
Reviewed October 28, 2018

A hidden gem in Oak Park not far from Frank Lloyd Wright's home. We took both the Hemingway and Wright tours and I must say, the Hemingway was so much better! From the tour guide to the history to the over all friendliness...If you only...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed October 22, 2018

You may think you know a lot about Hemingway, but I bet when you visit where he lived for the first six years of his life, you will learn new things about him and his family. Did you know that his mother dressed him and...More

Date of experience: April 2018
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Reviewed October 19, 2018

Yes!, who doesn't know him? Even I am not a bookworm, I know the name of such a big writer. We were to early when we stopped at this place. The opening time is 01.00 -pm 05.00 ( on wed, thu, Fri. & Sun.) and...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Solodam J
Reviewed September 8, 2018 via mobile

This house in Oak Park was Ernest Hemingway childhood home. It’s managed and maintained by a historic foundation that has managed to restore most of it original features to reflect a Victorian style home. It has furniture and it’s set as a home of the...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed August 22, 2018

As we toured the house our tour guide gave us a great incite into not only Ernest Hemmingway's life but also Oak Park. If you are interested in history this is a must see place. The amount of information that our guide gave us was...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Carl C
Reviewed July 27, 2018 via mobile

A beautiful home filled with lots of history. If you like Hemingway and/or are a history buff you shouldn’t miss stopping by. It’s time well spent.

Date of experience: July 2018
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Eugene L
September 18, 2018|
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Response from Gail P | Reviewed this property |
I parked on the street and it cost nothing.
February 20, 2016|
Response from jerry h | Reviewed this property |
Hi, Take the green line from (State and Lake) or many other locations towards Harlem. Get off at Oak Park Ave and walk north about 2 blocks. The museum will be on your right side. Hemingway's birth place is a block north... More
April 2, 2015|
Response from Ari B |
Admission is $15, which includes both the birthplace home and the museum. I think it is $13 for seniors and students, and they have a variety of discounts (military, AAA, etc.) that reduce it by $1.