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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 yesterday via mobile

Took the tour which was full of history and very informative. Exhibits were well displayed and interesting. Our guide, Rusty was accompanied by a few of the many cats which was fun. Take the tour then wander around yourself. Grounds were lovely Worth the price...More

Thank Krissarb
Reviewed yesterday

Excellent Guides and beautiful House with lots of history. Lots of Hemingway's six toed cats. Stunning grounds to walk through and view Hemingway's writing studio with original typewriters etc...

Thank suzz609
Reviewed 2 days ago

Always loved the novels by Hemingway, and it was a real treat to see this house and his special cats! Great tour guide relayed many interesting facts about the man and the house, and knew all the cats by name! This was a highlight of...More

Thank KCG6161
Reviewed 2 days ago

I thought this was going to be another typical house viewing of days gone by, BUT I was pleasantly surprised. Don't bother to go if you don't do the tour, which is included in the price of $14.00. Our tour guide was Bob Smith. He...More

Thank Donna M
Reviewed 2 days ago

The home is beautiful and our tour guide brought to life the very interesting and entertaining life of Ernest Hemingway. He lived life to the fullest and you walk away inspired to do do the same.

Thank luzmskonberg
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Even though the history I. The United States is short, Ernest Hemingway’s house is a great place to visit. The guides are informative, friendly and welcoming. It really seems like a family that loves this place. The cats with 11-12 toes roaming the House is...More

Thank skankymonk
Reviewed 3 days ago

This is my second visit to this beautiful property and both times I have left loving the tranquility that this house exudes. This time we managed to be part of a guided tour around the house and it's gardens, getting to hear all of its...More

Thank lady_britts
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Even if you're not a fan of his writings, you will learn and appreciate Hemingway as a great human. Take the guided tour to learn more about Hemingway and all that he accomplished in his lifetime. The house is so beautiful and seeing the luxurious...More

Thank Katheryn S
Reviewed 4 days ago

If you have ever read one of his books or seen any of the films based on his books, then you need to see this place. There is a free guided tour if you want to partake, gives a great history of the house and...More

Thank Lisa P
Reviewed 4 days ago

You will be offered a free guided tour, go with the Rodney Dangerfield" look alike guy. He has the same look and jokes and mannerisms of the past actor. He deserves a tip for sure.! Also, lots of cats to see and pet all descended...More

Thank 2010BB
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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