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“Key West Must See”

The Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum
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Key West Hop-on Hop-off Narrated Trolley Tour
Ranked #4 of 167 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).
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“Key West Must See”
Reviewed December 8, 2012

Was very impressed on the detail and history of the tour. Good job Key West for keeping up Hemmingway's house!

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HemingwayHome, Public Relations Manager at The Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum, responded to this review, December 10, 2012
Thank you very much for your very positive review! We do try our best to preserve this important aspect of American History and architecture. Thanks again.
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Jackson, Mississippi
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“Don't leave Key West without visiting”
Reviewed December 7, 2012

Enjoyed learning about Hemingway and his life. Very interesting items in his home. It is a lot of fun to see all the cats roaming about. Tour guides give you great details and try to move you through quickly so you can go back and take pictures and enjoy you favorite spots on the property.

Visited December 2012
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HemingwayHome, Public Relations Manager at The Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum, responded to this review, December 10, 2012
Thank you for your excellent review. We are glad you enjoyed the tour and the cats. In looking at your other reviews of Key West it looks like you had a great time on your vacation. Please visit us again anytime at HemingwayHome.com.
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Rochester, New York
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“Must see”
Reviewed December 7, 2012

There is a tour every 15 minutes. I learned detailed about Hemingway's life I did not know. The house and grounds are beautiful. Loved all the cats!

Visited December 2012
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HemingwayHome, Guest Relations Manager at The Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum, responded to this review, December 8, 2012
Thank you for the great review! We are glad you visited our museum. Please feel free to visit us anytime at HemingwayHome.com. Thanks again.
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Driffield, United Kingdom
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“A writers history”
Reviewed December 7, 2012

A cool garden filled with so many plants and cats! You really feel as though his presence is with you as you walk room to room.

Visited November 2012
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HemingwayHome, Guest Relations Manager at The Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum, responded to this review, December 8, 2012
Thank you very much for your excellent review. Good to see guests from the U.K. enjoying a bit of U.S. history. Cheers!
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Missouri, United States
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“Do the guided tour”
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.

Visited December 2012
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HemingwayHome, Guest Relations Manager at The Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum, responded to this review, 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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