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Hemingway Home and Museum

Once the home of Key West’s most famous writer, Ernest Hemingway, the Hemingway Home and Museum ranks at the top of any must-do list and is Key West’s most popular attraction. Built by wrecker Asa Tift in 1851, the home took on historical significance when Ernest and Pauline Hemingway moved in. Pauline spearheaded extensive remodeling, redecorating, and refurnishing and fitted her backyard with the island’s first swimming pool. Hemingway wrote several of his most celebrated works, including For Whom the Bell Tolls, Death in the Afternoon, The Green Hills of Africa, and To Have and Have Not, from his pool house office out back. The Hemingways lived in this Key West home from 1931 to 1939. Children younger than age six enter free. Be sure to look for the infamous six-toed cats!


907 Whitehead St
Key West, FL 33040
United States