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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

Great tour, learned a lot about Hemingway, his lifestyle, personal life and multiple marriages. A lot of cats, many the 6 toe variety. House interior is mostly Hemingway's furnishing with a lot of great photo's. Grounds are great and well maintained. Great tourist stop.

Thank Fred T
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Ernest Hemingway was a big part of Key West early history and this is the place to get the true story of how he lived. All of the items in the house that he lived in our original to him. We took a guided tour...More

Thank RiceWP
Reviewed yesterday

take the tour if you're going to visit the house. you'll learn more about the history and about the hemingway life that happened here. the cats are all over and adorable. the tour guides will give them treats so you can get a better picture...More

Thank ispeakfoodtooblogger
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Great to see the cats after hurricane Irma came through. The guided tours can be crowded but well worth it

Thank trimontana
Reviewed 2 days ago

For the cash price of $14.00 per person, it was quite steep!! The tour guide who led us through a tour of the house was poorly dressed, and he kept feeding his favorite cats. Otherwise, it was fascinating to learn about the life of Hemingway,...More

Thank 5flower
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

The house is incredible and the tour guide was amazing. He truly loved Hemingway. He made me love Hemingway. I highly recommend a tour with our tour guide. I think his name was Christopher. The enthusiasm was felt throughout the time we spent with him....More

Thank Shannon P
Reviewed 3 days ago

A must see if in Key West. Our guide was great explaining the life and times of Ernest Hemingway and his house which was Hemingway's home from 1931 to 1939. We loved the cats, over 50 of them.

Thank Napsterthecat
Reviewed 4 days ago

I cannot say enough about our guided docent tour here and try to get Alyssa to do your naration. She will captivate you and enrich your experience. Humor and quips del;ighted all of us in the small group of 15. We took many pictures of...More

1  Thank Chopin K
Reviewed 4 days ago

Visiting the Hemingway house is like going back in time and seeing Key West in another era. The house, furniture, the grounds all bring you back in time. If you have any interest in literature you must go.

Thank EileenO123456
Reviewed 4 days ago

Although I was not thrilled about the idea of going to see this, I quickly changed my mind...there are over 50 cats! Beautiful home and grounds and 6 toed cats. A great combination.

Thank Kelly S
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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