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“I loved the cats!” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of The Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum

The Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum
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$76.48*
and up
Day Trip to Key West from Miami
Ranked #4 of 160 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).
Poughkeepsie, New York
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“I loved the cats!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 25, 2012

Best museam I have ever been to and I am only 15! I loved the cats so much they were all super friendly and it added an element of fun!

Visited November 2012
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HemingwayHome, Public Relations Manager at The Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum, responded to this review, November 26, 2012
Thank you Hailey for your excellent review. We are so happy that someone that's 15 years old finds this to be the best museum they have ever been to. Thank you very much for your comments.
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Sharpsburg, Georgia
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“Must see if you are in Key West”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 25, 2012

The tour guides have many stories that makes the tour interesting and fun, the grounds are lovely and everyone loves the cats.

Visited November 2012
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HemingwayHome, Public Relations Manager at The Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum, responded to this review, November 26, 2012
Thank you for your excellent review. We are glad that you took the tour, it does make a difference. Please visit us again anytime at HemingwayHome.com. Thank you.
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Uniontown, Pennsylvania
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“Just okay”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 25, 2012

Interesting. Not as much there as I was expecting. Tickets are a good value only if combined in a package with other attractions. My son enjoyed all the Hemingway cats though

Visited November 2012
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HemingwayHome, Public Relations Manager at The Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum, responded to this review, November 26, 2012
Thanks for your review. I hope you had time to take the tour, it does make a difference in what you will learn about Hemingway's time in Key West. We are glad that your son had a good time with the cats. Thank you.
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Blackwood, New Jersey
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“Worth the time and the small charge.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 25, 2012

If you like history you will love to hear about this man and walk through his house. After the tour inside you can walk around the grounds outside. A place not to miss if your in Key West.

Visited November 2012
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HemingwayHome, Public Relations Manager at The Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum, responded to this review, November 26, 2012
Thank you very much for your excellent review. Looks like you ate at some fantastic restaurants too. The Blue Heaven restaurant is the site that Pauline Hemingway had Ernest's boxing ring moved to, so we have that connection with them. Thanks again.
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Oxford, United Kingdom
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“A trip back in time”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 25, 2012

My wife wanted to visit the Hemingway House and I must say I wasn't too bothered as it's not really my sort of thing.

I'm so glad I conceded! What an insight into the life of Hemingway and the time he spent in Key West. The ticket price was goo value and there was no queue to get in, we didn't need to book in advance either. We did the guided tour which is all part of the price and there is plenty of time to mooch around by yourself too.

Was a really interesting visit and a good way to spend a few hours on an overcast day.

Visited November 2012
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HemingwayHome, Public Relations Manager at The Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum, responded to this review, November 26, 2012
Thank you very much for your excellent review. We are also glad you decided to come on in and take the tour. Being from the U.K. I don't know if you picked up on the fact that his fourth wife Mary was a correspondent for Time magazine in London at the time they met. Cheers! and thank you.
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