Ernest Hemingway House And Museum, Key West
Ernest Hemingway House And Museum, Key West - Address, Phone Number, Ticket Price
Address: 907 Whitehead St, Key West, FL 33040
Ticket Price: 13 USD
Time Required: 01:00 Hrs
Timings: 09:00 am - 05:00 pm Details
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About Ernest Hemingway House And Museum, Key West
Not many know this but Nobel Prize laureate, Ernest Hemmingway spent around a decade in Key West and wrote about 70% of his books, many of them known to be his best works, in this beautifully built Spanish Colonial stone house. Hemingway is said to have lived in this house at Key West till his death; the house has been preserved in its original state. Unfortunately, not a lot of his personal belongings are on display here. A few letters written to him, some of his books and plenty of photographs to help visualize his everyday life are some of the exhibits showcased. Hemmingway was known to have an affinity for the feline clan and even today, you’ll see a lot of cats in the compound, including descendents of the six toed cats.
Ernest Hemingway House And Museum Ticket Prices
- Adult: $ 13, Child: $ 6 and Child (5 and under): Free
- Group Price: Adults- $ 10.50, Child- $ 6 and Child (5 and under)- Free
- Group Rates are eligible for groups with 12 or more guests.
Restaurants Near Ernest Hemingway House And Museum
- McConnell's Irish Pub
- Blackfin Bistro (seafood recommended)
- Martin's (American and European food served)
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A must if you are visiting Key West for the first time! Ernest Hemingway was a fascinating playboy with a rich history shared in the very house you get to tour. Much of his works were penned in the decade he lived here and much of the original decor, furniture is fully intact. Our tour guide Doug really brought his story to life with a sort of sincerely you don't often find from visits like these (don't be cheap! it is customary to tip great guides!!) Truly a cat-lover's paradise. The 52 (!) cats are legit friendly and adorable, they're probably a little weary of the constant attention from the more annoying tourists day in and day out (who have no idea how to act around animals), but with a bit of patience they will often come up to you and let you pet them; one even decided to take a nap right on my feet. And yes, most if not all have 6 toes on their left paws! Gift shop is very much worth checking out, plenty of books, short stories and adaptations penned by Hemingway (naturally) and lots of artwork, bookmarks, 6 toed cat-themed merchandise and many more vintage-florida flavored merchandise. Perfect way to spend an afternoon, very refreshing and lives up to the hype. Highly recommended - and this is coming from a native Floridian!
The docent was fantastic and the history is interesting. But the cats make this a must-see for any fan of felines. I have never seen such a social and tolerant group of kitties! And definitely be on the lookout for iguanas in trees (and cats waiting for them on the ground below).
Very fun place. Cute 6 toes cats everywhere. It's nice you don't have to go on a guided tour. Staff was very sweet and great at answering questions.
The house is very well kept, full of photos and artifacts. The grounds are well kept, especially on the heels of Irma (mid-Oct 2017 visit). The cats are abundant and adorable, and while you can't hold them, you can pet them. That said, the tour guide was big in self deprecating humor, which most in our group found in bad taste, and the admission price ($14) is a bit high considering. Worth a visit though.
Super cute!! I appreciate the staff trying to keep everything as close to the original as possible and for being so knowledgeable. I thought it was so cute having all of the cats roaming around and it was so exciting when you found a cat that had six toes just like the staff was mentioning. I find it truly amazing how one man, one author can become this known. It's inspiring. Admissions is affordable and it is well worth the visit if you are in Key West.