What Is It?
This residence-turned-landmark was the home of Ernest Hemingway for most of the 1930s. Visitors can venture inside the place where Hemingway wrote many of his American classics.
Where Is It?
The home is part of Key West’s historic Whitehead Street. Other Key West landmarks, such as the Southernmost Point Buoy and the Key West Lighthouse, are a short walk away.
With a garden bursting with tropical plants and a massive swimming pool, the home’s grounds are gorgeous. Inside the two-story home, historic furniture and memorabilia are on full display. Visitors can peek into Hemingway’s writing room.
Hemingway’s Furry Friends
Hemingway showed his softer side through his love of cats—specifically, polydactyl (six-toed) cats. Today, around 60 cats roam the property. Many have six toes and are descendants of Hemingway’s original pets.
When to Go
The house is open for walk-in visits 365 days a year, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Guided tours are offered daily. Reservations are recommended. Come early, since this is one of the most popular landmarks in Key West.