Ernest Hemingway House And Museum, Key West

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Address: 907 Whitehead St, Key West, FL 33040, United States

Phone: 1-3052941136

Ticket Price: 13 USD

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Time Required: 01:00 Hrs

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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 see for Hemingway fans! "The Sun Also Rises" is one of my favorite books, and I was beyond excited to visit and learn more about Hemingway. I enjoyed the option for a self-guided tour and had a great time wandering from room to room. I loved seeing the six-toed cats and reading the plaques about each room and certain mementos throughout the house. However, it would have been nice if they offered a student discount and accepted credit/debit cards. Regardless, a fantastic and well-kept place.

  • A must visit place if you find yourself in this part of the Key West, and especially if you're the reader or the writer type. I didn't really listen much to the docents doing the guided tours, which happen almost regularly. But I heard some of them, as the place was packed that weekday afternoon we showed up there. I love the cats, and you'll see lots of different colors and sizes of them there. They even have a cemetery space there. I'm also impressed from seeing the biggest private swimming pool when it was built then in the 1930s outside of Miami right by the property. You'd get an idea on how big these people lived their lives and pursued their dreams from visiting the site. It's worth the fee, even if for a brief time and it's hot and humid. Inside the house, it's cool because of air-conditioning.

  • A classic tour with the feel of "Papa's" spirit all around this beautiful home. You will be entertained and informed of the history of this piece of Americana by guides who are passionate about relaying Hemingway's story. From the house to the grounds you will enjoy this visit: pet the famous six toe cats that roam freely around the grounds and learn about the lustful history of Hemingway's alluring past. A must for anyone going to Key West!

  • Grea place to visit. It takes just over an hour but guides are nice and kind. Cats are friendly and very very clean, just remember that this is their house. Nice little gift shop with books, postcards and more. They even have translated copies to sell of some books. After the guided tour you can stay taking pictures and enjoying the grounds. Very nice place.

  • We had such a good experience here! The house is really beautiful and the free guided tour was great. Our tour guide was really knowledgeable and we learned a lot of interesting facts about Hemingway’s life and the house itself. One of the best parts was all of the cats napping and hanging out in the yard and house. I can’t say enough good things about the entire visit!

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