Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum

Home of the noted American author from 1931-1939, the Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum is now one of the most visited and most popular attractions in all the Florida Keys.

Hemingway, in addition to loving the Keys, loved cats. His home was always populated by furry felines and even now the museum plays host to a number of cat descendants from Hemingway's own brood. You'll definitely spot the cats lazing about on the veranda or strolling throughout the house as if they own it. Though you could probably argue that fact, it's the humans here who will open up the house for your group and usher you into the past, into the life and legacy of one of America's greatest authors.

From an architectural standpoint, the Hemingway house was a record breaker. It was the first on the island to have indoor plumbing, the first to have an upstairs bathroom, and has the first built-in fireplace in Key West. Tours will lead you through the extent of the house and grounds, through the parlor and sitting rooms, bedrooms, and kitchen, and out to the pool. Learn about the levels up updating and renovations that Hemingway's wife Pauline made and explore her hand-picked decor throughout the house. The gardens are another famous point of interest and are a beautiful addition to any Key West tour itinerary.

Also on-site is the Book Store and Gift Shop which offers a full collection of Hemingway's novels, short stories, biographies, and poems.


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