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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  • I never get tired of touring the Hemingway home. The cats, the history, the beautiful grounds. It's a worthwhile stop while I Key West.  more »
  • Great tour guide! who could tell great stories about Ernest! Enjoined very much the place and specifically Ernest's famous stories  more »
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  • Very cool historic location. I recommend taking the tour instead of self guiding yourself. Our tour guide Anne was great! She was funny and very knowledgeable about the property. My favorite part was all the cats! They are everywhere roaming the grounds and it makes it so enjoyable. If you're going here make sure to bring a little extra cash to tip the awesome tour guides!
  • We had a great visit! Showed up right at opening and took the tour. Our tour guide Chris was very informative, funny and knew all the right stuff to keep your attention...not a boring tour at all. You could tell he was really into Hemingway! I recommend anyone coming to key west to stop by even if you're not a Hemingway fan.
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