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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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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

I am not a big museum fan, but enjoyed the tour and would recommend going with a guide. Saw several of the cats.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Teri H
Reviewed 2 days ago

This place is a hot spot for tourists alike but with the right tour guide, it was an amazing tour. Short and to the point, for just $14, you get a 35 minute tour of the house and a lot of vibrant history. That, and...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank KKilla
Reviewed 2 days ago

This is a very cool place to see. And you can take your dog if it well behaved around tourists and cats. Worth a visit.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank sideshow33
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

I already knew a bit about Ernest Hemingway being a fan of his work but going on a guided tour (included with the ticket) gave me more of an insight of my favorite author. If I had more time I woyld have liked to do...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank traffichater
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 4-star review! It is great to hear from our fellow Floridians! We are happy to see you are exploring the great cities of Florida and their attractions. Everything you ever wanted to know about the Hemingway Home is...More

Reviewed 3 days ago

Our tour guide was great! Learned so much about Ernest Hemingway. Was allowed to take pictures. Highly suggest going.More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank lmgmd1
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 3 days ago via mobile

We went and saw the house it's nice but the smell was overwhelming (cat spray). We had to go outside. The people that work there are awesome. We sat outside and just talked that was nice.More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank keygirl52
Dave G, Public Relations Manager at The Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Thank you for your review, just wonder why you only gave us a 1-star rating? 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,...More

Reviewed 3 days ago

Cats are stars here...56 in residence when we visited. (altho we did not see them all). House tour lead by friendly & outgoing docent. Interesting history of Hemingway, his wives & the house. Been to KW many times, this was first visit to house &...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank ValerieBenn
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! It is great to hear from our fellow Floridians! We are happy to see you are exploring the great cities of Florida and their attractions. Everything you ever wanted to know about the Hemingway Home is...More

Reviewed 3 days ago

Hemingway's residence was a reasonably priced guided tour. The tour guide was very knowledgeable and entertaining about the author's like. There are lots of photos and artifacts from the original occupant, but very little original furniture, if that's what you're looking for. Cat lovers will...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Ken D
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 3 days ago

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
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 3 days ago 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 😸More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank SMatthew3736
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

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sunandsandmom
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.
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DoDATC
31 August 2018|
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Roslyn M
3 August 2018|
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Chris is still here as a tour guide.
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