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experience literary greatness at the ernest hemingway home

On a quiet street in Old Town Key West discover a home steeped in American literary history. Step through the welcoming doors of 907 Whitehead Street, and discover the place where Ernest Hemingway penned some of his greatest works. For more than a decade, Papa Hemingway called Key West home and drew his inspiration from the quiet solitude and turquoise waters that surrounded him. Stroll the lush gardens. Play with the famed six-toed cats. Take a guided tour through the rooms where Nobel Prize literature was created. Discover your own inspiration at the Ernest Hemingway Museum Key West.


Prices -

 General admission - $13.00 (adults), $6.00 (child 6-12 years), free (5 and under). Group rates are also available. All tour prices include a 30-minute guided tour. No reservations required. Cash only.

Hours -

 Open daily, 365 days a year, from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.


  • Weddings
  • Hemingway Days
  • Private Evening Events


  • Guided Tours
  • Six-Toed Cats
  • Self-Guided Tours
  • Book Store
  • Gardens
  • Museum


  • Are group tours available? Are reservations required to visit the museum?

    Special discounted rates are available for groups of 12 or more. Special group tours may be arranged by contacting Jacque Sands, General Manager, at (305) 294-1136 or FAX (305) 294-2755. Coupon discounts are not applicable to group prices. 
  • Can I see the famous Hemingway cats?

    With between 40-50 polydactyl (six-toed) cats living in the gardens of Hemingway House, it is easy to interact with these descendants of Ernest Hemingway's original white six-toed cat, a gift from a ship's captain. The Hemingway cats come in all shapes, sizes, colors and personalities.

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Ernest Hemingway Home

907 Whitehead St. , Key West
, Florida - , 33040