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The Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum
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USD 55.00*
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Day Trip to Key West from Miami
Ranked #2 of 191 things to do in Key West
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: 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).
Reviewed 6 April 2018 via mobile

Leave about an hour to an hour and
A half. Our tour guide was very informative and the
House beautiful. Not too hot in April
But could see
It getting warmer
In the summer As They Only
Have room air conditioners. The cats are
Friendly and willing to sit for a pet. Gift
Shop small

Thank awrfc1
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Dave G, Public Relations Manager at The Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 6 April 2018

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 inside of the home with descriptions of the furniture and memorabilia, botanical info on the exotic flowers, plants and trees in the tropical garden, and more!
Available on Google Play and ITunes !!! Go to HemingwayHome dot com/app
Please note: We are now a Cash Only attraction.
Please be sure to check out our web site for more information, slide-shows and videos at HemingwayHome dot com and our NEW Facebook at Hemingway Home Museum.

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Reviewed 5 April 2018

I really enjoyed touring the Hemingway house (I'm usually not a huge fan of museums). My boyfriend and I joined a tour - think the tour guide did a great job of highlighting different parts of the house, the property is really magnificent. Definitely checking it out - especially if you're a Hemingway or history fan!

1  Thank Katie P
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Dave G, Public Relations Manager at The Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 6 April 2018

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 inside of the home with descriptions of the furniture and memorabilia, botanical info on the exotic flowers, plants and trees in the tropical garden, and more!
Available on Google Play and ITunes !!! Go to HemingwayHome dot com/app
Please note: We are now a Cash Only attraction.
Please be sure to check out our web site for more information, slide-shows and videos at HemingwayHome dot com and our NEW Facebook at Hemingway Home Museum.

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Reviewed 5 April 2018 via mobile

If you are traveling with your family you’ve probably figured out that Key West is more Bourbon St. than Disney World so checking out these landmarks is a must do. If you are a Hemingway enthusiast you will get a ton out of this, the kids will enjoy seeing the 54 cats in property.

Thank djglencer
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Dave G, Public Relations Manager at The Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 6 April 2018

Thank you very much for your excellent 4-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 inside of the home with descriptions of the furniture and memorabilia, botanical info on the exotic flowers, plants and trees in the tropical garden, and more!
Available on Google Play and ITunes !!! Go to HemingwayHome dot com/app
Please note: We are now a Cash Only attraction.
Please be sure to check out our web site for more information, slide-shows and videos at HemingwayHome dot com and our NEW Facebook at Hemingway Home Museum.

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Reviewed 5 April 2018 via mobile

We had a great tour at the Hemingway House. We thoroughly enjoyed walking around the grounds to discover the property. Loved the cats laying around.

Thank Nicole B
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Dave G, Public Relations Manager at The Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 5 April 2018

Thank you very much for your excellent 5-star review!
As a native of New Jersey, you may know that at the Princeton University Firestone Library’s Department of Rare Books and Special.Collections are Carlos Baker's working papers and biographical files used in preparation of his biography Ernest Hemingway: A Life Story (1969). This was the fourth book on Hemingway written or edited by Baker (1909-1987), a Princeton professor and author. Also present are manuscripts for a novel and book of poetry by Baker, unrelated to his work on Hemingway.
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 inside of the home with descriptions of the furniture and memorabilia, botanical info on the exotic flowers, plants and trees in the tropical garden, and more!
Available on Google Play and ITunes !!! Go to HemingwayHome dot com/app
Please note: We are now a Cash Only attraction.
Please be sure to check out our web site for more information, slide-shows and videos at HemingwayHome dot com and our NEW Facebook at Hemingway Home Museum.

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Reviewed 5 April 2018 via mobile

Awesome place to see six toe cats! Lots history and great place to find more out about Ernest Hemingway and his time in Key West. Guided tours are great but were very full so we did both. Our 9 yo, 12 yo and 13 yo loved trying to find more cats. We will do again in the future. Wear
Comfortable clothing and good walking shoes. Parking is hard to find. Very close to Duvall and Mallory square.
Hunter Family

Thank Robert H
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Dave G, Public Relations Manager at The Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 5 April 2018

Thank you very much for your excellent 5-star review!
We love hearing from families who tell us a story like yours; a visit to the Hemingway Home becomes more than just a "check off the bucket list," it is a lifetime memory.
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 inside of the home with descriptions of the furniture and memorabilia, botanical info on the exotic flowers, plants and trees in the tropical garden, and more!
Available on Google Play and ITunes !!! Go to HemingwayHome dot com/app
Please note: We are now a Cash Only attraction.
Please be sure to check out our web site for more information, slide-shows and videos at HemingwayHome dot com and our NEW Facebook at Hemingway Home Museum.

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