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Review of The Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum

The Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum
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$76.48*
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Day Trip to Key West from Miami
Ranked #4 of 159 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).
Selden, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
“Interesting history”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 8, 2013

Toured Key West by bike and this was one of my stops. Great looking grounds and free unless you do the tour. Truman annex area is worth the trip. Beautiful scenery and homes in the area. Right near Fort Zachary too.

Visited February 2013
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HemingwayHome, Public Relations Manager at The Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum, responded to this review, February 9, 2013
Thank you very much for your 5-star review! A bike tour is definately the way to see Key West. I hope you found our bike rack located just inside the entrance gate.
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“Interesting”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 7, 2013

Hemingway only stayed here for a short time in the 30's and early 40's but nonetheless the house contains a good number of photos and memorabilia concerning him and his family. Good, knowledgeable guides make this a good way to spend an hour or so.

Visited January 2013
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HemingwayHome, Public Relations Manager at The Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum, responded to this review, February 8, 2013
Thank you for your review. We are glad that you enjoyed your visit and the tour.
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south florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Beautiful old home”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 7, 2013

I've been before, but wanted to show family & friends who were in town for a holiday. I love the property & all the adorable cats that roam around EVERYWHERE. Our guide this time was a bit lame. He seemed very un-enthusiastic and basically mumbled his way through the tour the few times he did open his mouth. I think there were way too many people in our group, which also didn't help. But, it's definitely worth seeing & hopefully you'll get a much better guide, as we've had in the past.

Visited February 2013
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HemingwayHome, Public Relations Manager at The Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum, responded to this review, February 8, 2013
Thank you for your 5-star review! We will ask you about your tour in a direct email.
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Kansas City, Missouri, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“American History”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 7, 2013

If you like literature, history or cats this place is the bomb! Tour guide was entertaining and informative. The home is beautifully maintained with a lot of great photos.

Visited February 2013
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HemingwayHome, Public Relations Manager at The Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum, responded to this review, February 8, 2013
Thank you very much for your 5-star review! We are glad you see us as "The Bomb."
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Savannah, Georgia
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“Well worth the time and money”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 7, 2013

You have a choice to take a quided tour or tour on your own. TAKE THE GUIDED TOUR. Our guide was knowledgable, interesting, and enthusiastic. He really seemed to have a definate interest in Hemingway and not just for his job. Lots of interesting storys and history.

Visited January 2013
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HemingwayHome, Public Relations Manager at The Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum, responded to this review, February 7, 2013
Thank you for your review. We are glad you enjoyed the tour and tour guide.
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