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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
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Self-guided or guided tours available. Learn all about Ernest Hemingway and the books he wrote while living in this home. Lots of interesting history about Ernest Hemingway. Not geared toward the smaller children this is really an adult type tour. Children would get bored very...More

Thank Sonny194869
Reviewed 2 days ago

I was a bit skeptical that this was going to be a pleasing attraction but I am glad that I spent the time to go through this famous house. The guide was excellent and a wealth of information about Hemingway and Key West in general....More

Thank Alan B
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

If you love cats this is a place to go! 54 adorable cats around the property! The house is beautiful and the tour is great, but the cats are just adorable

Thank M P
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We were welcomed by a guide who had a great sense of humor and was very knowledgable. He easily handled questions and made folks feel welcome. Be ready with small bills to tip the guides.

Thank Linda M
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We have been to Key West several times and never taken this tour. We did not realize what we were missing. Our guide, Chris was excellent. He was very informative and enthusiastic about the history and stories behind Hemmingway and this beautiful property. My interest...More

Thank Bevhart921
Reviewed 2 days ago

We stopped here during our stay to learn more about the Hemingway Home to get a taste of the local cultural history, You don't have to be a huge Hemingway fan to enjoy the tour as the tour guides are a wealth of knowledge. Alisa...More

Thank Nicole F
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

The tour guides at this museum share their passion and knowledge of the man with their groups. They make the man and legend come alive, though they do not sugar coat his personality and behavior. The house contains many of the contents of Hemingway’s time....More

Thank Ann G
Reviewed 3 days ago

Very educational and led by docents who really know their material. There are some very interesting stories about the house, Hemingway and the cats. The house and the cats survived the hurricane. Very entertaining tour.

Thank Sharon3290
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We visited Key West on a cruise and this was our favorite place that we stopped into. Of course, we have kitties, so maybe that's why, but we are also huge fans of Hemingway. First the six toed cats, they are everywhere! They were very...More

Thank Patti S
Reviewed 3 days ago

If your a book reader of any type, or a person interested in people, this is the place to visit. The tour guide really tells a great story of his life that I didn't know and the cats stories also. You can see his study...More

Thank 637mikey1971
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Mercy W
5 November 2017|
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Response from HemingwayHome | Property representative |
You may encounter a line however your wait shouldn't exceed ten minutes. The tours start every ten to fifteen minutes and last approximately thirty minutes. After the tour you can stay as long as your schedule permits to... More
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