The Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum, Key West

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Take a look at a writer's creative space at The Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum, offering short tours of the house once occupied by the Nobel Prize-winning artist. Hemingway wrote some of his best works here, including the classics "The Snows of Kilimanjaro," "To Have and Have Not," and "Green Hills of Africa." Originally built in 1851 in the Spanish Colonial estate style, the house is 5 m (16 ft) above sea level, making it one of the highest sites on the entire island. Descendants of Hemingway's famous polydactyl cats (with six or more toes per paw) still roam the estate. Take a walk through the tropical garden, where the writer often entertained friends, or head inside to see Hemingway's writing desk, where he typed out the first drafts of many of his short stories and novels. Using our international travel planner, Key West attractions like The Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • The mansion and grounds are very beautiful and a small oasis on a hot day in Key West. You can spend quite a bit of time there taking in all of the information on Hemingway himself as well. 
    The mansion and grounds are very beautiful and a small oasis on a hot day in Key West. You can spend quite a bit of time there taking in all of the information on Hemingway himself as well.  more »
  • The spirit of Ernest Hemingway lives in these walls, in the furniture, in the cats and in the essence of this home. You get the feeling that he loved living here. Our guide was enthusiastic - pay the....  more
    The spirit of Ernest Hemingway lives in these walls, in the furniture, in the cats and in the essence of this home. You get the feeling that he loved living here. Our guide was enthusiastic - pay the....  more »
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  • The tour guide was very entertaining. I loved the number of cats residing on the premises. They're all so sweet and one can easily walk up to them and pet them. Some of them are even putting on a pretty good show. I don't know if they've been trained so well or if they're just so smart. The house itself is kept in decent condition and pretty nice book store they have at the end of the tour. Good place to see at least once in a lifetime.
  • The house of the man himself, and probably the coolest place to visit Key West from a historical view. It's incredibly charming how the whole museum is his house. That, along with the memorabilia and the cats you get a very homely feeling and you can even feel nostalgic, specially knowing the man's history and end. If you go to Key West you can't skip it Also, be sure to tip the guides. They make such an AMAZING job with the guided tour. 10/10

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