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“Time warp with six-toed cats”

The Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum
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Key West Hop-on Hop-off Narrated Trolley Tour
Ranked #4 of 168 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).
Addison, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
“Time warp with six-toed cats”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 6, 2013

Been here three different times. Three different docents, each with their own Hemingway story. The resident descendants, the six-toed cats have each adopted his/her own room. The Hemingway gusto is tangible. If you are not a Hemingway fan before you go, you are apt to be by the time you leave. The only thing missing is Alice B. Toklas brownies!

Visited April 2013
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HemingwayHome, Public Relations Manager at The Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum, responded to this review, July 7, 2013
Thank you very much Dallas Texas for your 5-star review!!! We are glad you enjoyed your visit and glad you have been here three times. We hope to stay on your list of things to do in Key West in the future.
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Modesto, California
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“More than I expected”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 5, 2013

I'm not a reader so I was not really knowing what to expect. I did learn a lot of interesting things about Mr. Hemmingway. I strongly suggest going with one of their guides otherwise your wasting your time.

Visited June 2013
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HemingwayHome, Public Relations Manager at The Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum, responded to this review, July 7, 2013
Thank you for your review. We are glad you visited and hope you will check out our web site for more information.
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Tempe, Arizona, United States
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“Atmosphere and then some”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 4, 2013

Beautiful house and grounds, lots of six-toed cats (and a cat cemetary). Some beautiful tile work, neat old photos, and wonderful balconies. It was a lovely home!

Visited August 2012
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HemingwayHome, Public Relations Manager at The Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum, responded to this review, July 7, 2013
THANK YOU very much Arizona for your 5-star review!!! We are glad you enjoyed the architecture and gardens. We have a great slide show of the gardens on our web site, you might want to check that out to get a glimpse of the gardens again.
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New Orleans, Louisiana
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“Loren is the Best”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 4, 2013

Great exhibit, well worth the time and ticket. You should call ahead and find out if Loren the tour guide is working first and make sure you go on his tour. He is so personable and it shows that he really enjoys what he does. I would have loved to grab a beer with him after the tour and just chat.

Visited July 2013
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HemingwayHome, Public Relations Manager at The Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum, responded to this review, July 7, 2013
THANK YOU very much New Orleans for your 5-star review!!! We will certainly pass along your comments to Loren the tour guide. Glad you enjoyed his tour of the home.
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Chicago, Illinois
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Best tour guides ever”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 4, 2013

Great museum with very enthusiastic guides!!! The history was great and the grounds are immaculate. I learned quite a bit which I wasn't expecting. Not that I'm a know it all or anything but I thought I knew quite a bit about Hemingway - I liked being proven wrong!!!

Visited June 2013
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HemingwayHome, Public Relations Manager at The Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum, responded to this review, July 7, 2013
THANK YOU very much Chicago for your 5-star review!!! We are glad you enjoyed the tour and information about Hemingway. As you probably know Hemingway is from Oak Park IL just outside of Chicago, if you have not been to that home we would highly recommend it.
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