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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

My FAVORITE part of the Keys! Highly recommend the visit! The tour guides are amazing, the house is so cool and historic... If you're allergic to cats, DO NOT GO.

Thank coryalan88
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Chris (tour guide) gave a blistering performance. He made an interesting place a very interesting place. If your not up to speed on your Hemmingway, you'd benefit from Wikipedia Hemmingway and read for 5-10 minutes beforehand. I'd recommend.

Thank Steve P
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We went with our kids and the house was very nice. The tour was very crowded so we went and looked around on our own. The house is interesting but the grounds are beautiful. The best part is the cats! Some are friendly. Some are...More

Thank Chris H
Reviewed yesterday

The tour guide was excellent. He made this even more interesting than we expected. The cats were great!

Thank Nealnncy
Reviewed 2 days ago

This historic landmark is a must visit. Tour guide, Doug, was a fountain of knowledge, walking us thru the house & grounds with great narration. 64 cats live here & will pass by ignoring you or sidle up beside you, depending on their mood. VERY...More

Thank Swimmingelf
Reviewed 2 days ago

This place was built better than anything they have today. It survives hurricanes! What a great tour we received, the gal really knew her stuff! She was witty and gave us a great tour of the house. I loved seeing the cats!

Thank marykatherine2016
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Took my dad and 2 teenage sons with me. Both boys were dragging their feet and asking me who Hemingway was, lol! But our tour guide was awesome and he had a lot of interesting stories to tell about the man himself and the house...More

Thank Jessica R
Reviewed 2 days ago

A fun thing to do in always interesting key west. Plan for a morning before other tourists are up and when's it is cooler.

Thank chh19
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

This place is cool. Hemingway had it going on. We didn’t do the tour just walked the house & property. Beautiful views & funky cats...The man loved his cats 😜

Thank Sherri C
Reviewed 4 days ago

Marvelous house. I felt like I had actually stepped into a movie or back in time. I looked out of the windows onto garden and imagined what it was like to have lived there.

Thank HenryLINY
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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