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Hemingway museum Key West

Not far from Miami is the island of Key West, whose attractions are unusual and varied. Tourists love this place for many reasons: there is something charming, magical - it is beyond words!

The atmosphere of the island pulls you along like a fairy tale, attracts sweet notes of historical events and accomplishments. The visiting card of the resort is the house-museum of the famous Ernest Hemingway, the man who wrote amazingly interesting novels.

Ernest Hemingway House - Photo of the facade of the museum on the island of Key West - American Butler

Ernest hemingway house

Every year a huge number of people come here to plunge into the unique atmosphere, where the famous writer lived and worked for more than 10 years.

Built in the middle of the XIX century, a small house - one of the first on the island. A two-storey house in the architectural style of the Spanish colonists of the 18th century was made, it also has a swimming pool, which is filled with sea water from a well. In 1930, Ernest Hemingway purchased it. Now it is a world famous museum.

Walking through the Hemingway Museum takes visitors back to Key West, when other human customs and morals prevailed. The whole house is as if saturated with the presence of a talented author. The furniture, which has already become antique, trophies and souvenirs brought by an avid hunter from Western expeditions and safaris in Africa - in every detail is felt the spirit of Hemingway. It is especially strongly felt in the workshop where the great writer created his works.

The Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum - Photos of Island Attractions: Hemingway House Pool - American ButlerThe descendants of the favorites of "old Hem" - cats ...

This is not the only Hemingway museum, but why is the house on Key West considered so extraordinary? All the fault of the writer's love of cats. Now more than 40 of them live in the territory belonging to the museum (and during the life of the author they were over eighty), and most of them have six or even seven fingers on their paws.

And the first cat appeared here in 1935, when Hemingway's friend, sea captain Stanley Dexter, brought a six-toed kitten named Snowball (Snowball). This kitten and won the heart of an avid hunter and fisherman, first with its uniqueness, and then with the cat habits.

It is surprising that before this the writer was not a cat owner, and after that he personally built the world famous drinking fountain for cats. What is surprising about him is that the fountain chute is a urinal from a regular bar brought to the house by Joe Russell, a close friend of Hema. And so that such a spicy detail did not focus on attention, the writer's wife decorated the urinal with tiles.

Key West has always attracted a huge number of artists, writers and poets, but none of them is so close to the house, and the whole island, like an avid fisherman and just a good writer, good old Ernest Hemingway. Many characters and storylines of books are those events and people he encountered while living on this island. It is believed that the state and real glory came to the author in this particular house.

Key West is worth a visit even for the sake of this museum, although there are many other interesting places besides The Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum.

Ernest Hemingway House Museum on Key West - photo of the wall with photos of the author - American Butler

Excursions to the museum

American Butler organizes fascinating excursions not only around the islands, but throughout Florida. The company is constantly looking for new, unusual and fascinating places to make tours and excursion routes in accordance with the individual preferences of the customer.

Additional information
Address 907 Whitehead St, Key West, FL 33040
Phone number +1-305-294-1136
Hours of operation
  • Mon - Sun: 9:00 am - 05:00 pm.
Admission
  • Adults: 12-64 - $14,00;
  • Children: 5-12 - $6,00.
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