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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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+1 305-294-1575
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Reviewed today

We thoroughly enjoyed our visit to Hemingway's Home.Our guide Doug was knowledgable and enthusiastic about the property and Hemingway himself. We met several of the 54 cats all descended from the original 6 toed cat given to Hemingway as they are supposed to bring good...More

Thank Alison18
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

This was the best tour. Very informational and the tour guides were great too!!! Beautiful gardens and cats were cool!More

Thank angiec2121
Dave G, Public Relations Manager at The Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum, responded to this reviewResponded today

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

An excellent tour by the guide--great detail of the history combined with interesting stories about Hemingway. Take time to really look at the books, photos, and furnishings and imagine Hemingway living and working in this charming home in old time Key West. Sit in the...More

Thank Sherry Z
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

A brilliant story really well told. Our guide was incredible and managed to instill a love of Hemingway in me after one visit. The house is so well preserved and the cats add a crazy cat lady element to it all. His study looks as...More

Thank HungryFromDurham
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! As a native of England, you may know that Ernest Hemingway met his wife Mary in London while she was working for Time magazine. It is great to have that connection with your great country through...More

Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Wonderful day really enjoyed visiting Hemingway's home enjoyed looking over the furniture, photos, books and especially visiting with all of the lovely friendly kittiesMore

Thank WyneLuvr66
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 3 days ago via mobile

Our tour guide, Chris, made this experience worthwhile. His knowledge and passion for Hemingway, his life and his estate made the memories come to life.More

Thank mpcruiser
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 3 days ago

The official tour was great, very informative and we received much more information than we would gotten by simply observing things on our own. So glad we did the guided tour. We learned many little "secrets" or insider information we otherwise would never have heard....More

Thank Ina D
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 3 days ago via mobile

I’m an avid reader so touring Hemingway’s house was amazing! It’s beautiful, the guides are very knowledgeable of its history, and it’s very conveniently located. I am also a HUGE lover of cats, so the fact that they have 40+ cats (most polydactyl) that they...More

Thank Ashley T
Dave G, Public Relations Manager at The Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

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 4 days ago

Yes, there are sweet kitties all over the place! Some 6 toed and some not. The home is amazing, built in 1851 it is one of few homes in Key West that has a basement. Our guide, Marilyn was amazing, (she kept all his wives...More

Thank Margo I
Dave G, Public Relations Manager at The Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Thank you very much for your excellent 5-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 4 days ago

This is a good tourist thing to do. Some good history and the guides do a nice job. Sleeping on it's back with all four six toed paws pointing at the ceiling, let you know you are in for a laid back experience.More

1  Thank jgrrp3
Dave G, Public Relations Manager at The Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Thank you very much for your excellent 4-star review! As a Michigander, you may know, Hemingway spent many boy-hood summers vacationing at his parent’s second home at Walloon Lake in your home-state of Michigan. From those summer experiences he gained the inspiration to write the...More

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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
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Scarlstrom
4 July 2017|
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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
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Judy21136
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
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