The famous novelist Ernest Hemingway once called Key West his home for over 10 years, and he needed a place to write his masterpieces. Enter the Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum: Ernest Hemingway’s very own sanctuary where he created some of his best work. In his home, now turned museum, you can travel back in time and explore the beautiful gardens and rooms that witnessed the most prolific period of his writing career. This beautiful home-turned-museum is a wonderful place to spend an afternoon wandering through the lush gardens, and it’s near your stay at Southernmost Inn.

The Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum

There’s plenty to learn when you visit this incredible museum. Learn about the history of Ernest Hemingway himself, his family, and his books, as well as architectural details of his home and his gardens. The tour guides will take you on a complete tour, where you’ll be able to see all of the beauty of his sanctuary where he wrote. To learn more about the tours offered at the Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum, continue reading!

During the tour, you’ll learn about the legend himself, Ernest Hemingway, and how his success came to fruition, and how he ended up on the immaculate island of Key West. See real photos of him lounging around the Spanish Colonial-style house, built in 1851, or by his pool and in the gardens. The home of Ernest Hemingway is, of course, the most exciting part. You’ll be able to see photos of what the house looked like back when he lived here, and explore the home now. Tour guides will tell you about the specific architecture of the house, and you’ll be taken back in time when you see the furniture that still sits inside the home from when Ernest Hemingway lived there.

Some of the most beautiful parts of the house are the lush green gardens and the pool that create a heavenly oasis. Beautiful flowers, bushes, and trees make up the Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum gardens, and if you’re an animal lover, there are about 50 cats that call the gardens and the house home.

General admission to the museum is $16 for adults and $6 for children ages six through 12, so you can visit the infamous museum without breaking the bank! Come visit the beautiful home and learn all about the life of the famous author. 

The Best Key West Inn

Photo of Southernmost InnThe Southernmost Inn, located just minutes away from the Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum, is the place that visitors come to stay time and time again. Our boutique-style hotel has plenty of room for relaxing, from our beautiful guest rooms to the sparkling pool and shaded patios. Our inn is a tropical heaven, a place where you can come to unwind with your favorite beverage, swaying palm trees, and plenty of fun things to do just steps away. To book with us, call 888-525-0037.