Ernest Hemingway Home & Museum

History Museum, Historic Site, and Monument / Landmark
Key West
  • Scott F.
    "A lot of great history...and a lot of six toed cats."(5 Tips)
    Natalie G.
    "The cats here are polydactyl!"(4 Tips)
    Ivan B.
    "Superior place for Hemingway fans and cat lovers!"(3 Tips)
    Karen D.
    "Great tour and super nice to see!! A must for Key West trip !"(38 Tips)
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  • Dave M.
    Dave MeyerApril 11, 2013
    Well worth the (inexpensive) price of admission. Go early to avoid the crowds. Admission gets you almost full access to the house and grounds. Pet the cats, just don't pick them up. Learn their names!
    Upvoted 14 hours ago
  • Dan G.
    Dan GuzewichNovember 26, 2015
    Local favorite. Everytime I come home to Key West I have to stop here. The guides are informative and of course you see all the polydactyls. The kids get to learn about classic American literature.
    Upvoted 14 hours ago
  • Brendan L.
    Brendan LewisMay 20, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Perfect place for a destination wedding. Great price for a historical home and an amazing staff to help you with it all. Also: CATS!
    Upvoted 14 hours ago
  • Timothy B.
    Timothy BrewerApril 9, 2013
    The ticket sellers and ticket staff are surly and a turn-away. The older breaded gentlemen with the anchor ear-ring was the saving grave. Enunciated well, kept it moving, & very knowledgable.
    Upvoted 14 hours ago
  • Christine K.
    A cute tour and house! A little expensive though. If you go, be sure to check out all of the friendly six-toed cats!
    Upvoted 14 hours ago
  • Jeff P.
    Jeff PainterJuly 3, 2013
    Very interesting, very reasonable price, the grounds were immaculate, just unbelievable that someone lived like that way back then.. NO WONDER HE WAS INSPIRED TO WRITE.Check out the 6-toed cats.
    Upvoted 14 hours ago
  • Sarah D.
    Sarah DunnJune 13, 2015
    I never go to Key West without stopping here - endless cats to see and pet! Great historical site
    Upvoted 14 hours ago
  • Julien-Stéphane E.
    Stylish and inspirational. Shades of green everywhere. It's also happens to be a one of kind cats place miracle with a unique polydactyl specie. The coral pool is astonishing...
    Upvoted 14 hours ago
  • Maire G.
    Maire GriffinMay 24, 2014
    Must love cats, gorgeous southern architecture and cats. If your friends announce this as their wedding venue run don't walk to get your RSVP in the mail!
    Upvoted 14 hours ago
  • Jordan G.
    Jordan GrosecloseNovember 20, 2014
    The Hemingway House has really turned into a tourist trap. It's pretty cool to be in the home of someone so historically important but that was the extent of my excitement. The six-toed cats were cool
    Upvoted 14 hours ago
  • Beth v.
    Beth von BehrenMay 6, 2013
    Good tour for history, Key West stories (the urinal/cat watering hole was my favorite), and local color. Take photos, but not while on the tour.
    Upvoted 14 hours ago
  • Наталья П.
    Legendary and impressive. Get a guide. It is free but you will know story of the place.
  • Flojo_D
    Flojo_DMay 20, 2012
    Definitely take the guided tour, otherwise you are just taking a walk through a house. They have the stories! Thanks to Drake, great tour!
    Upvoted 14 hours ago
  • Brittany H.
    Brittany HallDecember 22, 2013
    Check out the 6-toed Hemingway cats. If you're lucky, you'll see the black & white cat with 7 toes.
    Upvoted 14 hours ago
  • Ivan B.
    Ivan BolsunAugust 12, 2013
    Superior place for Hemingway fans and cat lovers! Also you can find here the oldest pool with ocean water in Key West .
  • Chance J.
    Chance JonesOctober 2, 2015
    Third time I've been. It's great, the 6 toed cats are friendly and if you sit long enough one might sit with you. :-)
    Upvoted 14 hours ago
  • Natalie
    NatalieSeptember 4, 2010
    Make sure you take the guided tour, you will learn so much more than if you go the self-guided route. I really enjoyed this, made me want to read all of his books.
    Upvoted 14 hours ago
  • Brenna P.
    Brenna PrimroseJuly 25, 2016
    Totally worth the admission fee to take care of the cats. There are 54 felines residing there!
    Upvoted 14 hours ago
  • Filmsquare
    FilmsquareJune 15, 2013
    James Bond is escorted into Hemingway House by two MI6 officers to meet M and discuss his current insubordination in Licence to Kill (1989). He hands in his resignation before escaping. Read more
    Upvoted 14 hours ago
  • Danny N.
    Danny NathanJune 24, 2015
    We had a great time wandering the grounds. Fun to learn more about Ernest and how the keys fit into his life.
    Upvoted 14 hours ago
  • PooBear &.
    PooBear & FathedJune 9, 2015
    Tour is excellent. Not to miss when visiting the island.
    Upvoted 14 hours ago
  • Scott F.
    Scott FornwallNovember 26, 2016
    A must see when in Key West. A lot of great history...and a lot of six toed cats.
    Upvoted 14 hours ago
  • Lisa S.
    Lisa ScottDecember 19, 2015
    The history of the pool is very interesting, be sure to take the guided tour.
    Upvoted 14 hours ago
  • Lisa S.
    Lisa ScottDecember 19, 2015
    54 cats reside here and most with 6 toes! History of the pool is very interesting!
    Upvoted 14 hours ago
  • Jen K.
    Jen KarrJanuary 28, 2011
    The guided tour is a must - great local stories about Hemingway's time in Key West. Otherwise the house would just be a house.
    Upvoted 14 hours ago
  • Tara S.
    Tara SpachOctober 15, 2014
    Some of his private book collection. Check out the gift shop!
    Upvoted 14 hours ago
  • Emilio C.
    Emilio CNovember 18, 2015
    One of the must pass by places in Key West even if you don't go inside, just to say you did.
    Upvoted 14 hours ago
  • Julianne R.
    Julianne RaymondAugust 27, 2014
    This place was super neat! Learned a lot about Hemingway. And the 52 kitty cats are adorable!!!
    Upvoted 14 hours ago
  • Debra P.
    Debra ParmaAugust 26, 2014
    There is nothing to not like about this place and the cats are awesome and really friendly!
    Upvoted 14 hours ago
  • Keddy G.
    Don't hurry up and spend there enough time, the place has a wonderful atmosphere.
    Upvoted 14 hours ago
  • Brad C.
    Brad CorselloJune 13, 2013
    The man saw the house. It was a good house with many rooms. It reminded him of the long days in Spain.
    Upvoted 14 hours ago
  • Pam M.
    Pam MartinApril 18, 2016
    This was so much fun! The tour guides are knowledgeable and so many cats!
    Upvoted 14 hours ago
  • Dan G.
    Dan GuzewichNovember 26, 2015
    The tour is great even for locals to visit again.
    Upvoted 14 hours ago
  • Greta P.
    Greta PerryAugust 7, 2013
    Guided tour is short and fun. Enjoy the 45 cats on the property at your leisure, after.
    Upvoted 14 hours ago
  • Tara S.
    Tara SpachOctober 14, 2014
    Really had a nice time on this visit! The house is amazing!
    Upvoted 14 hours ago
  • Kristy S.
    Kristy SherrodMay 5, 2015
    Worth the trip to Key West just for this! Chris is the best tour guide ever, too!!
    Upvoted 14 hours ago
  • Robert T.
    Robert TorresJune 4, 2014
    Must see this tour. It's a nice piece of history.
  • Karen D.
    Karen DavisOctober 4, 2013
    Great tour and super nice to see!! A must for Key West trip !
    Upvoted 14 hours ago
  • Marlon A.
    Marlon AlaanJanuary 11, 2015
    Neat to see the room where he wrote several of his classics! 👍
    Upvoted 14 hours ago
  • Vee B.
    Vee BeeMarch 30, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Tour was great and only 30 mins. Well worth it. Quick, fun and informative.
    Upvoted 14 hours ago
  • Tara S.
    Tara SpachOctober 14, 2014
    What a gorgeous home! Lots of cats!! Nice tour!
    Upvoted 14 hours ago
  • Kate Y.
    Kate YanFebruary 8, 2016
    No CC, $13 for adults, $6 for kids. There's a guided tour every 10-15 mins. Look out for the six toed cats.
    Upvoted 14 hours ago
  • Carlo D.
    Carlo D.December 16, 2016
    Go if you are a cat person. Six toes cats are interesting.
  • Helena M.
    Helena MJanuary 6, 2013
    Skip the bathroom by the gift shop. The one by the cat cemetery gets way less traffic and is cleaner.
    Upvoted 14 hours ago
  • Brandon S.
    Brandon SJuly 5, 2012
    Many of the cats have 6 toes, Hemingway picked them for that reason, well, their parents at least.
  • Morgan H.
    As a cat lover this place was amazing.
  • Sean K.
    Sean KilleenMarch 28, 2016
    Come for the cats, stay for the...okay you're just here for the cats.
  • Lynn A.
    Lynn Abate-JohnsonNovember 12, 2011
    You'll be fortunate to get Loren Case as your tour guide. Make sure you get the guided tour in!
  • Tim G.
    Tim GilbertDecember 20, 2015
    I'd heard about the six-toed cats, but what I didn't realize is that they also have eight legs and three heads. Disturbing! Would not go back
  • Ron M.
    Ron MillerJune 3, 2013
    Very interesting and love all the cats everywhere. They love to be petted.
  • Martin Š.
    Cute cats 🐶 and very good for visiting.
  • Frau S.
    Frau S.January 14
    See all the cute cats and get a taste of Ernest!
  • Michael J.
    Michael JurweiczSeptember 10, 2011
    Take the guided tour. Makes your admission fee totally worth it.
  • Kim S.
    Kim SelvaggiAugust 25, 2012
    So many friendly cats! Read a Hemingway book, buy one from the bookstore in his house.
  • Matt H.
    Matt HopeOctober 8, 2016
    Get a copy of Papa's 'To have and to have another' cocktail book.
  • Joe A.
    Joe A 🌴August 20, 2014
    A great museum to visit. Looks for the cats
  • John B.
    John B.December 31, 2013
    If you have even the mildest of cat allergies, don't even try it. I lasted 5m.
  • Zuza K.
    Zuza K.August 8, 2014
    The cutest kitties 😻 and Cody is the best tour guide
  • Olivier B.
    Olivier BalaludMay 11, 2013
    Best restaurant in town if you are Alf (from the TV show)
  • Chris H.
    Chris HintonFebruary 22, 2015
    Just sit and stare at the fabulous view over the swimming pool. Wow.
  • Jose N.
    Jose NaninFebruary 4, 2016
    Very interesting... Take the tour
  • Coriya B.
    Coriya BurnsNovember 7, 2012
    Soooooooo there's like 30 cats on the property. I'm allergic!!!!!!!!
  • Chris E.
    Chris EscobarDecember 20, 2014
    Historic Place in Key West
  • Demetrios S.
    Demetrios StakiasJuly 23, 2010
    how serene! i felt inspired visiting his home. remember the toilet there from the original sloppy joe's saloon
  • Michael B.
    Michael B.August 12, 2012
    This is a nice place 2 go 2 & look @ Ernest Hemingways home.
  • Heidi J.
    Heidi JamunaAugust 21, 2015
    Get rid of the cats, way too many! Not a bird in sight!
  • JD
    JDMay 13, 2014
    If you're allergic to cats, don't breath 😶
  • Danielle H.
    Danielle HoyNovember 5, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Great for artists, writers and cat lovers
  • Marc G.
    Nice, small, single subject museum.
  • Dave G.
    Dave GAugust 12, 2014
    Guided tour is a must!
  • Jill M.
    Jill M.August 20, 2010
    Pet a cat! But don't pick them up. And look for the cat cemetery on the grounds!
  • NDevo
    NDevoMarch 18, 2010
    LOVED walking through his home! It's the perfect blend of southern Louisiana charm and Key West - seems like a great place to entertain! Read more
  • Cecile G.
    Cecile GeorgeAugust 7, 2013
    Take the guided tour. It's short, interesting and informative.
  • Ann-Marie R.
    Ann-Marie RoheApril 3, 2013
    They offer a 10% AAA discount but you must ask for it.
  • Jenni J.
    Jenni JohnsonJune 26, 2010
    Very interesting history and tour, really a must do.
  • Natalie G.
    Natalie GJanuary 26, 2011
    The cats here are polydactyl! Ask a guide for a story of how they got there.
  • Miriam G.
    Budget extra time to meet the kitty cats!
  • Wade H.
    Wade HarrisAugust 29, 2013
    Great Tour 45 Cats with six toes !
  • Lauren W.
    Lauren WalterSeptember 25, 2012
    Check out the story of 'Ernest Hemmingway Home and Museum' in Tagwhat. Read more
  • Caron W.
    Caron WilliamsonJanuary 4, 2013
    Take the guided tour.
  • Kristy W.
    Kristy WFebruary 1, 2012
    great tour! love the kitties! :-)
  • Amy S.
    Amy SullivanJanuary 9, 2015
    $13 as of January 2015 to tour the house and grounds, and see dem cats.
  • Alyssa B.
    Alyssa BautistaAugust 23, 2015
    Take the guided tour with Rusty!
  • Carlos L.
    Carlos LionJune 5, 2013
    Nice place with a lot of cats!
  • pieter v.
    pieter vdhOctober 17, 2015
    Cats everywhere!! Literally! Wonderful experience!
  • Tom H.
    Tom HurdJanuary 4, 2015
    Arrive early @ 9 - 10 am for best tour & walk thru
  • Mai V.
    Mai VuJune 6, 2015
    Polydactyl cats !
  • Andrew R.
    Andrew RichNovember 7, 2012
    The sign says "Please don't pick up the cats." Hard to resist!
  • Jeremy G.
    Jeremy GriffithAugust 15, 2012
    Military discount is awesome
  • Camilla R.
    Camilla R.May 22, 2013
    A must see for writers
  • Florida Private I.
    Interesting Museum in Key West
  • Steve J.
    Steve JonesMarch 4, 2012
    If you're allergic to cats, you're in trouble.
  • Dan C.
    Dan CryanDecember 24, 2013
    Bond movie tourism achievement unlocked
  • Dave G.
    Dave GonzalesAugust 24, 2013
    Getting married? Check out the Hemingway Home for your wedding venue at
  • Hildeberto M.
    Hildeberto MartínezAugust 10, 2014
    Love for cats
  • just m.
    just meFebruary 14, 2015
    excursions are lovely
  • Ivor M.
    Ivor MicallefJanuary 30
    quite expensive for what it is, but it was nice to see anyway.
  • Buncy R.
    Buncy RDecember 28, 2011
    Interesring tour and a must see
  • Rick D.
    Rick DoesburgSeptember 1, 2015
    Sweet! Cats! (With way too many toes!)
  • Jenny Lee R.
    Jenny Lee RyanDecember 28, 2011
    Take the tour with Mary Jane California.
  • Jonathan L.
    Jonathan LiemMarch 2, 2011
    Don't forget your student ID, save $6 off admission!
  • Kristy W.
    Kristy WFebruary 1, 2012
    take the guided tour...learn cool facts
  • Kirstie
    KirstieAugust 25, 2011
    Stan was our tour guide and he was very informative! Not a bore.
  • Ilja R.
    Ilja RotelliMarch 31, 2010
    it's the first museum I've ever seen with cats roaming around in it :)
  • Natalie M.
    Natalie McCorristonNovember 16, 2013
    Kitties everywhere <3
  • Caroline I.
    Caroline IrvingMarch 26, 2012
    so many cats, so many toes
  • Jan G.
    Jan GonzalesAugust 27, 2014
    One word: cats!
  • Richs D.
    Richs DockNovember 22, 2012
    We love key West
  • David D.
    David DoanJune 1, 2013
    Take the Tour
  • Tim U.
    Tim UngerJanuary 30, 2011
    Unless you carry a torch for Hemmingway, save your 12 dollars.
  • Shawn E.
    Shawn EubanksDecember 19, 2011
    Very nice looking home.
  • Erik G.
    Erik GrimmMarch 12, 2013
    Dont be a jerk and block the sidwalk
  • The Durbs
    The DurbsMarch 15, 2011
    Pet the 6-fingered cats!
  • Erin B.
    Erin BernsteinMarch 3, 2015
    The cats!!
  • Kim
    KimJune 4, 2011
    Love this place!
  • Katie S.
    Katie SDecember 30, 2010
    there's 45 cat on property. how many can u count?
  • Broc S.
    Broc SmithNovember 18, 2012
    Avoid the tour guide named David. He has the worst sense of humor ever but doesn't stop trying to be funny.
  • Dave G.
    Dave GuirlMarch 2, 2012
    Don't waste your time with tour.
  • RockinRealtor
    RockinRealtorAugust 13, 2015
    Not very impressive.
  • Sasha T.
    Sasha TkachenkoNovember 18, 2014
    Must see в Ки Уэст. Если не хотите ходить по дому с гидом, почитайте сначала что-нибудь про него в Интернетах. Там весь интерес в мелочах.
    Upvoted 14 hours ago
  • Marina Y.
    Marina YakovlevaDecember 9, 2014
    Машину можно оставить на парковке Lighthouse Museum. А чтобы совесть была чиста, можно и в него заглянуть минут на 20. С маяка открывается неплохой вид 😉
    Upvoted 14 hours ago
  • Pauline K.
    Pauline KhunApril 11, 2013
    Incroyable maison, superbement fournie, surtout la dépendance d'Hemingway où il y a installé son bureau.
    Upvoted 14 hours ago
  • Mariana M.
    Mariana Miranda TavaresOctober 19, 2015
    Simplesmente um dos lugares mais fascinantes da deliciosa KeyWest. Além de tudo é um museu sensacional.
    Upvoted 14 hours ago
  • Volkan Ü.
    Volkan ÜstanFebruary 23, 2015
    Ernest Hemingway'in 10 yıl yaşadığı ev. Mutlaka görülmeli.
  • Savas T.
    Gidilesi görülesi aşık olunulası.
  • João L.
    João LourençoJanuary 26, 2016
    Muitos Gatos 😻😻😻
  • Federico E.
    Federico EscobarAugust 16, 2015
    Bonito museo con una entrada excesivamente cara para lo que ofrece.
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