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The Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum

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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...more
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907 Whitehead Street, Key West, FL 33040-7473
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Reviewed today via mobile

While the house itself was interesting, it was the guided tour that we enjoyed the most. Entertaining stories of Hemingway, his life and wives. Very informative and just the right length. Weather was cool today, so tours were a little too crowded.

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed today

So impressed with his lifestyle and home filled with 55 cats and knowing who this man really was and his life adventures

Date of experience: January 2019
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I actually knew very little about Hemingway's life or his love of Key West. Take the guided tour and you will learn so many fun facts about the author as well as the history of Key West. It is pretty fun to try to keep...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed today via mobile

My husband and I enjoyed our tour of Ernest Hemingway’s house. It was interesting to learn about his life, his many wives, and his friendship with Sloppy Joe. Great history! Not sure kids would enjoy it, but many adults seemed to like it. Beautiful grounds...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed today via mobile

Just passing through the Keys and drove by here. It looked really cool. We did not get out and go in the was a ship of people that had just ported and was walking around town to busy for us to drag the kids out...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank kerricoulter
Reviewed today

Worth a discounted ticket to see the building and grounds including their special cats. Good informative tour guide leads you thru the place and provides details you might not know. Afterward go to the bar.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Bruce B
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It was an interesting and educative visit! I believe it is important who guides you through the house and Hemingway's life story. We were lucky and had a nice gentleman to take us around. Furniture, pictures, books, dishes... everything seemed original and well preserved. There...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Well worth a visit when in Key West and a must if you are a Hemingway fan. I would definitely take the guided tour. Our guide was a bit robotic but was filled with tons of interesting information on the tumultuous life of Hemingway. Beware,...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

A quaint little home with a wonderful history of Ernest Hemingway! You get to tour all the property for a small fee. Informative tours included in the price, but are also optional. The cats mill around in the house and the beautiful gardens! Definetly a...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank tbrazola
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The house, gardens, the pool, and his workroom really gave me a picture into his life. Plus, I learned about his personal life, and that his most prolific time of writing was in this house. I'm sorry to have learned that he suffered from bipolar,...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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KatB92020
3 January 2019|
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Response from HemingwayHome | Property representative |
The entry fee is $14 per adult and we are cash only at the ticket booth. Children 6-12 are $6 dollars.
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sunandsandmom
19 September 2018|
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Response from Dave G | Property representative |
The first floor is accessible to guests with walkers. Then, a video may be shown to her upon request that will feature information included in the upper floor tour.
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DoDATC
31 August 2018|
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