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Review of The Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum

The Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum
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Key West Hop-on Hop-off Narrated Trolley Tour
Ranked #4 of 163 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).
New York City, New York
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“Don't miss it”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 15, 2013

Being in the place where he was! What more is there to say? Okay, you learn his entire history, his books, his love of Cuba, the sea, his women. His 6 toed cats are still there, and there are fabulous.

Visited January 2013
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HemingwayHome, Public Relations Manager at The Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum, responded to this review, August 19, 2013
THANK YOU very much NY, NY for your 5-star review!!! We are glad you visited and enjoyed your guided tour. Please be sure to check out our web site for more Hemingway Home information.
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Naples, FL
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“It is more than the cats”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 15, 2013

While the admission is a bit pricey, you do get a very detailed and interesting tour of the house with lots of information about Hemingway's life. But the cats are pretty interesting, too. Had been there before and never got the real story about them - won't tell you...you have to go yourselves.
We got there in the morning which is advisable in the summer as it is not air conditioned.
Definite place to go in Key West!
Loved seeing where he wrote so many of his books.

Visited August 2013
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HemingwayHome, Public Relations Manager at The Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum, responded to this review, August 16, 2013
THANK YOU very much Naples, Florida for your 5-star review!!! We are glad you enjoyed the guided tour and it's great to see our fellow Floridians exploring this wonderful state.
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Raleigh, North Carolina
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“Cats were my favorite part”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 15, 2013

It was interesting to see the house and grounds where Hemingway lived but the cats were by far my favorite part. There were probably 20+ six toed cats roaming around the house and outside. Very friendly as they are used to all the visitors.

Visited July 2013
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HemingwayHome, Public Relations Manager at The Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum, responded to this review, August 16, 2013
Thank you for your excellent review! We are glad you enjoyed your visit and the cats.
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Sicklerville, NJ
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“Must do in KW”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 15, 2013

Our family of 4 did the guided tour and it was very informative. We had a female tour guide who was outgoing, knowledgeable and was able to answer most, if not all, of the questions asked. The house and grounds are beautiful, the cats are playful and will let you take a picture of their 6 toes. If you plan on doing the Mel Fisher museum as well as EH House, get the combo ticket and save a few bucks.

Visited August 2013
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HemingwayHome, Public Relations Manager at The Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum, responded to this review, August 16, 2013
THANK YOU very much Sicklerville, New Jersey for your 5-star review!!! We are glad your family enjoyed their visit here and happy that you enjoyed your tour guide. Be sure to check out our web site for more Hemingway Home information.
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St. Petersburg, Florida
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“Great lesson on Hemmingway's life”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 14, 2013

If you go, you should definitely take the guided tour. You learn a great deal about the author's life and what life may have been like long ago on this island of bones. If you like cats, you must visit!!

Visited August 2013
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HemingwayHome, Public Relations Manager at The Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum, responded to this review, August 15, 2013
Thank you very much for your review. We are glad you enjoyed your visit. Please be sure to check out our web site for more Hemingway Home information.
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