Tuesday, April 5, 2016

Hemingway House - Key West

Over spring break we visited Ernest Hemingway's home in Key West.  (Above is a picture of me walking in the gate towards the house.)  To be honest, I don't think I have read any of his work since I was in high school and I didn't know that much about his personal life prior to my visit.  We took the guided tour and acquired a wealth of information about both his personal and professional life.

Below is a picture of one of his typewriters.  I'm sure this is the first time my 11 year old has seen an old school typewriter such as this.

The pictures below were taken inside of Hemingway's studio.  Many of his most famous works were written in this very room.

Below is a picture of my son with one of the many cats that live on the property.  Hemingway kept a large number of cats on the property and the later generations are still residents of his home.  Many of them are well known for having 6 toes, which was supposedly a sign of good.

The tour was well worth the money and I am now very interested in reading some more of his books.  The only one I can remember reading was For Whom the Bell Tolls, but there are several others that I am now adding to my TBR list.  If you have any Hemingway favorites, I would love some recommendations.


  1. I love Hemingway's House! One of my favorite places in Key West for sure. I'm glad to see you enjoyed it!