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The Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum

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907 Whitehead Street, Key West, FL 33040-7473
+1 305-294-1575
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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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907 Whitehead Street, Key West, FL 33040-7473
+1 305-294-1575
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Was nice to take a trip out of the heat and learn more about Key West history and Ernest Hemingway. The tour guide was very knowledgeable and it was fun to pet the cats!

Thank Amkrn47
Reviewed 3 days ago

We loved the tour of the Hemingway home. It was so cool to see his house just as he left it and all the kitties were so cute and friendly. Kind of smelled like a litter box alittle but i guess that should be expected...More

Thank HeatherAshner
Reviewed 4 days ago

Tour guides was lack-luster but the house and grounds are interesting. Go early to avoid crowds -- it's not worth a long wait. It was fun to go during Hemingway days!

Thank tom45779
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Touring the Ernest Hemingway home was definitely on my bucket-list of places to visit. I was completely enamored the entire time I was visiting the home. We arrived an hour before closing and began exploring the house. We stumbled upon a tour that was beginning...More

Thank Angelle225
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had such a great visit here, despite the blistering heat. Our tour guide (I'm not sure if he gave his name?) had a very dry sense of humor, and I thoroughly enjoyed him doling out treats to the numerous cats around the house and...More

Thank JamieKateWrites
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a guided tour that lasts about an hour or so. It is very inexpensive, and the guide is so informative about Hemingway, his life and the house. Very interesting stories about the swimming pool, the 6 toed cats,and the history of the home...More

Thank sue15843
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Not much else to say. If you like Hemingway, or history, or American lit, then you should go. You learn a lot about the man and the history of the island here. Loved it.

Thank Jeff H
Reviewed 1 week ago

It's a very interesting property and with the right tour guide, you learn all kinds of interesting little factoids about the property and Hemingway himself. And I love cats, but if you're allergic you might want to skip this stop.

Thank marylovestotravel77
Reviewed 1 week ago

If you are going to be in Key West, The Hemingway Home has to be near the top of your "to do" list. The tours start frequently and give a brief history of the author, with a concentration on his time on the island. Furniture,...More

1  Thank Chadd S
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The cats were all extremely friendly and super cute. Our tour guide was great and very knowledgeable. Even if you're not a Hemingway fan, it's absolutely worth it just for the historic information.

1  Thank Austin M
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Heather S
6 September 2017|
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Response from Waylon C | Reviewed this property |
The Hemingway cats have a dedicated team to to look after and feed them. This includes a vet whose primary function is the well being of the cats. Hemingway House is a fortress. Cats have and receive better care than most... More
4 July 2017|
Response from Mlarsen880 | Reviewed this property |
It might not be a bad idea, the museum is not very crowded during mid week, and picks up on the weekends, but during Hemingway Days, I would imagine the crowds are bigger. From my understanding some of the festivities are... More
1 February 2017|
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Response from HemingwayHome | Property representative |
We sell tickets at our entrance and conduct 30-minute guided tours every 10-15 minutes. We are 9-blocks from cruise ship dock. Much more info available at hemingwayhome web site