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The Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum

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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Hours Today: 09:00 - 17:00
Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
907 Whitehead Street, Key West, FL 33040-7473
+1 305-294-1575
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

A must stop on any trip to Key West. Our guide was so informed and a great story teller. So much literary history behind that brick wall and don't even get me started on the six-toed cats!

Thank Lmmayo
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Great tour guide she was very loud and vocal just a bit of syndicalism but we loved it! Learned some interesting facts that we had not previously learned about Hemingway. Go you may learn something new about him.

Thank Cory B
Reviewed yesterday

We loved our visit to the Hemingway Home. The house and grounds are beautiful. Our tour guide was fantastic ~ funny, friendly, and full of Hemingway anecdotes. And the cats are adorable. The small on-site gift shop is also very nice; I was able to...More

Thank Daryl1961
Reviewed yesterday

As an English teacher, I was very impressed with the tour--excellent information provided by the tour guide!

Thank Mary C
Reviewed yesterday

The Hemingway House is amazing!! It's exacly like we were imagine it! We loved to see how he was living his life and play with all the cats.

Thank terabla
Reviewed yesterday

We spent five days in the Florida Keys - Key Largo, Islamorada, and Key West. Of all the places we visited, this was the best. The home and gardens are beautiful. There is a great deal to learn here about Hemingway. What really made the...More

Thank AuditMan001
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Interesting Museum you can take a guided tour or you can walk it individually better to get there when they first open in the morning, otherwise you can get behind tour groups, but you can walk the grounds and see all of the rooms and...More

Thank lizelu45
Reviewed 2 days ago

First this place is air conditioned and they did a remarkably good job of blending it into a 1930's house. This is a remarkable piece of history. The six toed cats are always a hit and they let you visit their house. Spend some time...More

Thank yellowpixels
Reviewed 2 days ago

We enjoyed our visit and learned a lot about Hemingway. The home is beautiful and full of history. There were cats everywhere!! Not being a huge Hemingway fan, this was not my personal favorite but there is a lot to be seen and appreciated here--...More

Thank KNichols2014
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

The Hemingway house is a must see in key west! It has so much history. It is pretty much exactly the same way the hemingways left it. The tour guides are very knowledgeable. I would go here multiple times!

Thank Bonnie G
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We're going to be stopping on a cruise. Can we do the Hemingway house tour and see Key West on our own or do you suggest we buy one of the options from Royal Carribean?
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
Roger C
Wheelchair and scooter accessible?
30 January 2017|
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Response from HemingwayHome | Property representative |
Yes, we are ADA compliant. We have paved and tiled paths leading all the way around the 1-acre gardens, handicap accessible rest rooms and ramp leading up to the lower level. Wheel chair guests can join in on the guided... More
Amy B
Are the cats friendly/ can you hold them?
14 December 2016|
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Response from HemingwayHome | Property representative |
Cats are much like people, many are friendly, some are not. We do not allow our guests to pick up the cats, but you may pet them and photograph them.