Famed author Ernest Hemingway called this place in Key West, Florida home from 1931 to 1939. Thousands of tourists visit the 1851 southern colonial mansion every year and, after taking the tour, it’s easy to see why.
Following the tour, you have the opportunity to walk around the house at your own pace, see things you might have missed and take as many photos as you want. Certainly not the norm for a place on the National Register. While the house is beautiful and the gardens are exotic and tropical, there’s one thing that every visitor agrees makes this historic home special. Wherever you go on the property, you’re sure to run into a cat. But they’re not ordinary felines.
The Ernest Hemingway House is a place that must be experienced when in Key West. Even if you’re not a fan of Hemingway, or cats, you’ll find something of interest here. The Ernest Hemingway House and Museum is located at 907 Whitehead Street near the lighthouse and is open year round.