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Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum, Key West

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Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum, Key West
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2 Hours
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  • See the home and gardens of Ernest Hemmingway
  • Learn about the famous author and his family
  • Say hello to the resident cats in the garden

Tour Ernest Hemmingway’s home in the Key West, one of America’s literary greats who helped define the jazz age and won a Nobel Prize. Take a leisurely stroll through his studio, gardens and see what life was like for the famous novelist in the 1930s. It was in this house that Ernest completed some of his most well-known works, including the short stories “The Snows of Kilimanjaro” and “The Short Happy Life of Francis Macomber” as well as his novel “To Have And Have Not”.
This fabulous house was built in 1851 by a marine architect and salvage wrecker, the home became the possession of Ernest Hemmingway’s in 1931 when himself, his wife Pauline and their two children moved in. Explore the home this family lovingly lived in and see the furniture that Pauline shipped from Paris and Spain. Ernest’s art collection is still present in the living room, along with his favourite red leather armchair. 
One of the quirkiest draws to the house and gardens are the cats. The cats that live in the home today are the direct descendants of Hemmingway’s pets in the 1930s. You can see the friendly felines playing and sleeping in the gardens, which are also open to the public.

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