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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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I'll admit, I came here to see the cats but I walked away learning a lot about Ernest Hemingway. Our tour guide (I don't remember her name. Slim woman, long hair, lots of cat accessories) was very funny and kept the tour moving with humorous...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank dmpedron
Reviewed today via mobile

Well worth $14 entry fee. Tour provided was excellent and you can stay however long you wish. Cats have a very pampered life there 😸

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank SMatthew3736
Reviewed today

Wonderful explanation of Hemingway's life and times in Key West. From his wives and girlfriends, sports, fishing and bars. This is well documented and maintained. Don't forget about his cats...the six toed ones!

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Mike F
Reviewed today via mobile

Tour was very informative and entertaining. I highly recommend visiting this lovely tourist attraction.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank sharonburke77
Reviewed yesterday

We loved our tour of Hemingway's house. We had a great tour guide who shared some great history of the house and of Hemingway's life. The grounds were kept up nicely and the 6 toed cats were fun to see.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Riker12
Reviewed yesterday

We really enjoyed touring this historic place. The price is reasonable and the weather was perfect. My wife really enjoyed the felines that had free range. This is a must see in KW.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank mikeyt62
Reviewed yesterday

We enjoyed the visit. Learned many interesting facts about Ernest Hemingway and his life in Key West and his career.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Maxx1Traveler
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We enjoyed the tour and then being able to spend more time afterward seeing everything more in depth.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank HoovRebbaJ
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Came here to check out the space as a possible venue for us to get married in. The grounds are beautiful, the home interiors are beautiful and the staff is very nice.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Hewson01
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Do not miss!! The museum is wonderful and the tour is so interesting! Hemingway’s writing studio is so amazing! You can picture him sitting at his desk.

Date of experience: December 2018
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20 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.
31 August 2018|
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3 August 2018|
Response from Dave G | Property representative |
Chris is still here as a tour guide.