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“Do the guided tour”

The Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum
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$76.50*
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Day Trip to Key West from Miami
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$64.00*
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Day Excursion to Key West From Miami
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$68.98*
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Key West Day Trip with Trolley, Train or Water Activities
Ranked #4 of 180 things to do in Key West
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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 December 5, 2012

We've been twice, the first time we didn't do the guided tour, but the second time we did. Our guide Stan was interesting and knowledgable. We spent some time after the tour walking around the beautiful grounds, which I would recommend.

Thank Fremontkitchen
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HemingwayHome, Guest Relations Manager at The Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum, responded to this reviewResponded December 6, 2012

Thank you very much for your excellent review! We will certainly pass along your comments to Stan, he is one of our better tour guides and we are proud to have him on our staff. Thanks again.

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Reviewed December 5, 2012

If you have never been to the Hemmingway house, make time for it on your trip to Key West. The tour last about 30 minutes and the guide provides lots of interesting details about the house and Hemmingway. You will learn a lot about him and other artists of the day. He led an interesting and unique life that is reflected in his books. Even if you haven't ready any books by Hemmingway, you will get a lot out of this tour. Plus the decendent of his 6-toed cat are everywhere and very friendly!

Thank LBTampa
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HemingwayHome, Guest Relations Manager at The Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum, responded to this reviewResponded December 6, 2012

Thank you for your review. Glad to see fellow Floridians exploring their wonderful state. We are glad you enjoyed your visit here and hopefully we aill see you again.

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Reviewed December 5, 2012

The guide was extremely well versed on the era and shared tidbits of information that enhanced the visit.

Thank Barb1942
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HemingwayHome, Guest Relations Manager at The Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum, responded to this reviewResponded December 6, 2012

Thank you for your review. Glad that you visited and enjoyed the tour.

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Reviewed December 5, 2012

Visited here Dec 3, 2012. Had a great tour guide - Tyler. Young guy, very funny. Made the tour really interesting. I had to laugh that the guests are not allowed to sit on the furniture, but the cats were lounging all over them. Recommend this tour, especially for literary types, but the stories of Hemingway, his wives and the estate are very entertaining.

Thank Karen C
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HemingwayHome, Guest Relations Manager at The Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum, responded to this reviewResponded December 6, 2012

Thank you for your review. We will pass along your comments to Tyler, he is energetic and does a great tour. Please visit us again anytime at HemingwayHome.com.

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Reviewed December 4, 2012

Recommend the guided tour. Interesting tidbits about Hemingway and his life in Key West. If you don't like cats I would not recommend, as there are ~45 cats on the property.

Thank Kelly F
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HemingwayHome, Guest Relations Manager at The Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum, responded to this reviewResponded December 5, 2012

Thank you for your excellent review.

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