Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum

Visit Hemingway’s Key West home, now a National Historic Landmark, where the writer penned some of his greatest stories. The house and museum contain copies of the author's work, as well as furniture and other items collected over the years by Hemingway and his wife, Pauline. On a tour, groups will see the home’s chandeliers, the pump house, flowers and trees in the garden, the extravagant swimming pool, and the studio. Groups will also spot a few of the home’s dozens of polydactyl (six-toed) cats, descended from the cats kept by Hemingway himself! Groups of 12 or more qualify for special group rates.

Contact Info
Address: 907 Whitehead St, Key West, FL 33040. Monroe County. Tel: 305-294-1136. Website: Hrs: Daily, 9AM-5PM.

Trip Info
Grade Level: All grades. Activity Type: Day Trips, Guided Tours. Recomm. Length of Visit: 30 minutes. Cost: Fee.
SUPPORTS CLASSROOM LEARNING IN: Social Studies, Language Arts.

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