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The Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum
Ranked #2 of 187 things to do in Key West
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: 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).
Reviewed June 26, 2012

This home is really worth checking out to get a feel for why Hemingway chose to live here. You can really visualize what it would have been like in its heyday and wished that walls could talk.
It would have been much more informative and interesting if more of the photos and items were identified and explained in more detail.

Thank mayan-fan55
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Reviewed June 26, 2012

This place is a like stepping into a time capsule from a Key West that existed years ago. Don't miss the tour. It adds a lot to the experience.

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Reviewed June 26, 2012

A good place to visit. The home is well preserved and you get a sense of how it was to live there. It looks as though everything has been left as it was when Hemingway lived there. The gardens are tranquil and the cats are very cute and friendly despite the hot and humid weather. It is nice they are free to wander.

Thank HBAKent
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Reviewed June 25, 2012

Enjoyed seeing the beautiful grounds and interacting with the famous six-toed cats.

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Reviewed June 25, 2012

Take the guided tour for a bit of history. Discount fix are available for entry.

Thank Sue Z
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