Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum
Hemingway's Writing Desk © squirrelist
In the heart of Key West's old town is the house where Nobel Prize winner Ernest Hemingway, one of America's most respected authors, lived and wrote for more than 10 years. The rooms and gardens are open to the public, enabling visitors to step back in time to Hemingway's most productive period, and to enjoy the lush garden where more than 40 cats have taken up residence. The cats themselves have an interesting back-story: Hemingway owned a cat with extra toes and almost all the cats that now live at the house have this genetic trait; some of them are said to be direct descendants of the original pet. Entertaining guided tours are offered. There is a bookstore and gift shop where visitors can buy their own Hemingway souvenirs.
Address: 07 Whitehead St, Key West
Telephone: (305) 294 1136
Opening times: Daily 9am-5pm
Admission: $14 adults, $6 children (6-12 years)