Beautiful house, had a great guided tour about 20 to 30 minutes long. Tour guide Alisa was terrific. She made the tour fun and interactive. I would recommend her tour. She's great with the young kids. Her narrative is so good you can imagine yourself there.😎
I have often visited this site and find the tours refreshing and compelling. The research and knowledge of the docents is outstanding and even after having read a dozen biographies of Hemingway I learn something new each time. There is a feeling of having been a guest in the home rather than having walked about a lifeless site. The gift shop is special. You will sigh when you see his study and on one visit I watched a young girl place a rose outside that room. That was very special. The grounds, cats, and upkeep are very well kept and the entrance fees are very reasonable as they are used for the sites preservation.
Very interesting place for people who want to learn more about the writer Ernest Hemingway, everyone else can enter the area and pet some cats. The tickets are 14$ for adults, which is a little too much in my opinion, as you can't really spend more than ~45 minutes there. Although there is a tour that lasts about 20 minutes and shows you every detail of his life. The staff is very nice and knows lot of different things about the whole place. Very clean surroundings with a small souvenir shop. Definetly something you should have seen at least once. Most of the cats there like to be pet and enjoy some gentle strokes.
Hemingway’s life was an amazing odyssey of heroics, prolific writing and sadness. This tour is done well and it is very informative. Be aware if your not a cat person there are over 50 cute cats. The cats are truly part of the history of the house and family. Touring the home really gave an interesting incite into a man who had many marriages and was notability a mans man but lived his life in a manner of purity to his craft. You see the Home as he lived there.
We came to visit the Hemingway House while in Key West for a few days. I don't know TOO much about Hemingway, but I was looking for some activities here that did not involve imbibing copious amounts of alcohol. We came fairly early in the day, bought tickets and waited for our tour to begin. I'm not much of a cat person, but hubby is and he loved the 50-60 of them that are on property. These kitties have six toes and are descendants of Hemingway's own pets. It's kind of funny to be in a historic house/museum and see the cats just climbing on anything they want. The interior of the house was nice, but nothing that really knocked my socks off. I liked the grounds better, they are very lush and tropical. If you are interested in learning more about Ernest Hemingway, this is your place!