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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  • Great place to visit. Make sure you take the free tour. It is full of fun Hemmingway and Key West stories and history. Also make sure you view his office/library. Lots of cats!  more »
  • Even if you haven’t read Hemingway you will appreciate the house and the cats. Big tour groups and well informed tour guides.  more »
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  • Are you or are you going to be a Key West tourist? If yes, then lucky you and put this on your list-to-see. The tour guides weave very saucy & informative tales. And speaking of tails, there's 59 very approachable 6 toed, cats, just sauntering around, as you make the tour. What other museum can claim that? Only in Key West.
  • A lovely little place in Key West and an icon. The staff and your guides are incredibly knowledgeable, the numerous cats roaming the property are charming and the architecture and design of the house is lovely. The tour doesn't take long, probably about a few hours but I would definitely recommend stopping by this little piece of history if you are on Key West
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