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The Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum
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$65.00*
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Day Trip to Key West from Miami
Ranked #2 of 190 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).
Reviewed November 8, 2017

The Ernest Hemingway tour is a must for anyone visiting Key West! Whether you have read all of his books or none, it really doesn't matter. The history of his house and life unfold eloquently and in a fun manner by the tour guides. They make this tour what it is, in my opinion by bringing the homes history and Hemingway's history to life. And it is nice that you can manage the walking tour in under an hour, which leaves time to walk about the Hemingway grounds if you would like. Actual descendants of Hemingway's cats are on premises! It was a fun and informative tour that I feel is a must visiting Key West!

Thank 11summergirlva
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HemingwayHome, Public Relations Manager at The Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum, responded to this reviewResponded November 9, 2017

Thank you very much for your excellent 5-star review!
Everything you ever wanted to know about the Hemingway Home is now available on our e-book guide. Tour the Hemingway Home on your smart device and see all the cats, read about Hemingway’s books, tour the inside of the home with descriptions of the furniture and memorabilia, botanical info on the exotic flowers, plants and trees in the tropical garden, and more!
Available on Google Play and ITunes !!! Go to HemingwayHomeApp dot com
Please note: We are now a Cash Only attraction.
Please be sure to check out our web site for more information, slide-shows and videos at HemingwayHome dot com and our NEW Facebook at Hemingway Home Museum.

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Reviewed November 8, 2017

This attraction was very interesting and informative. The house has a lot of history to it. I couldn't believe the size of the cats. These cats have got it made. I didn't care for the small book store for Souvenir's. The garden was amazing at the number of cats that were running from place to place.

Thank Sandy L
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HemingwayHome, Public Relations Manager at The Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum, responded to this reviewResponded November 9, 2017

Thank you very much for your excellent 5-star review!
Everything you ever wanted to know about the Hemingway Home is now available on our e-book guide. Tour the Hemingway Home on your smart device and see all the cats, read about Hemingway’s books, tour the inside of the home with descriptions of the furniture and memorabilia, botanical info on the exotic flowers, plants and trees in the tropical garden, and more!
Available on Google Play and ITunes !!! Go to HemingwayHomeApp dot com
Please note: We are now a Cash Only attraction.
Please be sure to check out our web site for more information, slide-shows and videos at HemingwayHome dot com and our NEW Facebook at Hemingway Home Museum.

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Reviewed November 8, 2017

Loved our short, yet very informative, tour of the Little White House. So much history in such a small space.

Thank dinagarland
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HemingwayHome, Public Relations Manager at The Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum, responded to this reviewResponded November 9, 2017

Thank you very much for your excellent 5-star review!
As a native of New Jersey, you may know that at the Princeton University Firestone Library’s Department of Rare Books and Special.Collections are Carlos Baker's working papers and biographical files used in preparation of his biography Ernest Hemingway: A Life Story (1969). This was the fourth book on Hemingway written or edited by Baker (1909-1987), a Princeton professor and author. Also present are manuscripts for a novel and book of poetry by Baker, unrelated to his work on Hemingway.
Everything you ever wanted to know about the Hemingway Home is now available on our e-book guide. Tour the Hemingway Home on your smart device and see all the cats, read about Hemingway’s books, tour the inside of the home with descriptions of the furniture and memorabilia, botanical info on the exotic flowers, plants and trees in the tropical garden, and more!
Available on Google Play and ITunes !!! Go to HemingwayHomeApp dot com
Please note: We are now a Cash Only attraction.
Please be sure to check out our web site for more information, slide-shows and videos at HemingwayHome dot com and our NEW Facebook at Hemingway Home Museum.

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Reviewed November 8, 2017 via mobile

It was an interesting tour. Kinda neat that there are still cats around. If you like history this is a must see.

Thank royalrazor
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HemingwayHome, Public Relations Manager at The Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum, responded to this reviewResponded November 9, 2017

Thank you very much for your excellent 5-star review!
Everything you ever wanted to know about the Hemingway Home is now available on our e-book guide. Tour the Hemingway Home on your smart device and see all the cats, read about Hemingway’s books, tour the inside of the home with descriptions of the furniture and memorabilia, botanical info on the exotic flowers, plants and trees in the tropical garden, and more!
Available on Google Play and ITunes !!! Go to HemingwayHomeApp dot com
Please note: We are now a Cash Only attraction.
Please be sure to check out our web site for more information, slide-shows and videos at HemingwayHome dot com and our NEW Facebook at Hemingway Home Museum.

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Reviewed November 7, 2017

Plenty of history and plenty of cats. A definite for history buffs to see early key west and the life of Hemingway

Thank TORNY
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HemingwayHome, Public Relations Manager at The Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum, responded to this reviewResponded November 8, 2017

Thank you very much for your excellent 5-star review!
As a New Yorker, you may know that Hemingway’s boat, the Pilar, was built by the Wheeler Shipyard in Brooklyn, New York. Hemingway also boarded many cruise liners in New York in his travels to Paris. Scribner’s Magazine in New York published many of Hemingway’s works. It is great that New York has a Hemingway connection too.
Everything you ever wanted to know about the Hemingway Home is now available on our e-book guide. Tour the Hemingway Home on your smart device and see all the cats, read about Hemingway’s books, tour the inside of the home with descriptions of the furniture and memorabilia, botanical info on the exotic flowers, plants and trees in the tropical garden, and more!
Available on Google Play and ITunes !!! Go to HemingwayHomeApp dot com
Please note: We are now a Cash Only attraction.
Please be sure to check out our web site for more information, slide-shows and videos at HemingwayHome dot com and our NEW Facebook at Hemingway Home Museum.

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