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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 yesterday via mobile

I don’t find the tour partciculaly interesting. It’s basically a tour of a rich self centered playboy’s house. Certainly not worth the time or cost for the visit.

Thank Chesterland_Traveler
Reviewed yesterday

I've never read Ernest Hemingway but certainly gained an appreciation for him from this tour. The home is spotless and well maintained and the tour guide was very informative.

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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Definitely plan to visit Ernest Hemingway’s Home in Key West. The tour was great and the famous six toed cats were everywhere! Hemingway wrote most of his famous works here in the second story hide away above a storage building.

Thank Doug D
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Interesting visit, this is the actual house Hemingway lived for a part of his life, and was transformed in a museum. There is a guided tour that shows the house and tells the story of the people who lived there (and cats that still do)....More

Thank ana carolina f
Reviewed 2 days ago

This was Hemingway's home during the 1930s. All of the furniture in the home are actual pieces the Hemingways had or replicas of actual furniture. You will also learn about the builder of the home and how it was built which was unusual and amazing...More

Thank BlueRidgeBeauty
Dave G, Public Relations Manager at The Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Thank you very much for your excellent 5-star review! Everything you ever wanted to know about the Hemingway Home is now available on our e-book guide. Tour the Hemingway Home on your smart device and see all the cats, read about Hemingway’s books, tour the...More

Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Omg. If you are a writer of any kind, this is a must-see attraction. Regular guided tours, and self guided is also welcome.More

Thank Erin K
Dave G, General Manager at The Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Thank you very much for your excellent 5-star review! Everything you ever wanted to know about the Hemingway Home is now available on our e-book guide. Tour the Hemingway Home on your smart device and see all the cats, read about Hemingway’s books, tour the...More

Reviewed 2 days ago

Beautifully maintained home and grounds. My other half particularly loved the six toed cats. Tour guide gave a most interesting presentation. Very nice gift shop on premises.More

Thank drpippin
Dave G, Public Relations Manager at The Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Thank you very much for your excellent 5-star review! Everything you ever wanted to know about the Hemingway Home is now available on our e-book guide. Tour the Hemingway Home on your smart device and see all the cats, read about Hemingway’s books, tour the...More

Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Our granddaughter got married here! It is truly magical for a wedding. We had the whole grounds for wedding, dinner and dancing! It is beautiful to tour during the day and fun to Sri the 6 toed cats!More

Thank com4table
Dave G, Public Relations Manager at The Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Thank you for your excellent 5-star review! We do quite a few weddings here both daytime and evening gala affairs and it is a spectacular wedding venue that resembles something right out of the Great Gatsby, after all, Hemingway and F. Scott Fitzgerald were great...More

Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

If you’re in town, worth the stop. Take the guided tour at no extra cost. The guides are knowledgeable and interesting. The cats are the main attraction for some. Right across the street is the lighthouse, check it out as well. From the top you...More

Thank davidhI5493AD
Dave G, Public Relations Manager at The Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Thank you very much for your excellent 4-star review! As a Pennsylvanian, you may know that Penn State has done tremendous research on the “Hemingway Letters” project. Dr. Sandra Spanier, Professor of English and General Editor of the Hemingway Letters Project, has published two volumes...More

Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We visited here for my wife’s birthday. We took the tour and really learned a lot about Key West as well as Hemingway. Our tour guide made it fun and interesting and knew her facts! Well worth the price!More

Thank Allen J
Dave G, Public Relations Manager at The Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Thank you very much for your excellent 5-star review! Everything you ever wanted to know about the Hemingway Home is now available on our e-book guide. Tour the Hemingway Home on your smart device and see all the cats, read about Hemingway’s books, tour the...More

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tiffesue
15 January 2018|
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Response from gregh53 | Reviewed this property |
We walked up and bought them at the gate. Not sure if they sell them online. When you buy your tickets, ask for Chris. He is one of the best tour guides we have ever had, at any venue.
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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
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Heather S
6 September 2017|
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Response from Dave G | Property representative |
See our Facebook postings at Hemingway Home Museum
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