Ernest Hemingway Birthplace & Museum

Recently restored to reflect its appearance at the time of his birth, the Hemingway Birthplace Home is a good place for students to begin to explore the roots of the author's life and art, and see rich Victorian decor. This home is where Hemingway's mother gave music lessons and his father kept wildlife specimens, and where Ernest listened to Uncle Tyley's colorful tales, poems, and stories. The Museum has objects that delve into Hemingway's life, such as rare photos, and artifacts like his childhood diary and the letter from nurse Agnes von Kurowsky; portrayed in
A Farewell to Arms.

Contact Info
Address: 200 N Oak Park Ave., Oak Park, IL 60302. Cook County. Tel: 708-848-2222. Email: Website: Hrs: Sun. - Fri. 1PM - 5PM. Sat. 10AM - 5PM.

Trip Info
Grade Level: 5th-college. Program Type: Day Trips, Self-Guided Tours, Guided Tours. Recomm. Length of Visit: 45+ min. Cost: Fee.

SUPPORTS CLASSROOM LEARNING IN: Language Arts, Social Studies.
SUPPORTS SCOUT BADGES IN: Language Arts, Social Studies.

Lesson Plan To Enrich This Class Trip

Historic Site Lesson Plan

While visiting one of the many historical sites around the country, such as Philadelphia’s Independence Hall or Washington D.C.’s National Mall, consider reasons for preserving them. They are historically significant and can be visited, toured, and admired. Students learn about the historical relevance of specific historical sites and the importance of preserving these sites.... Continue