Key West Ernest Hemingway House & Tour Excursion Reviews

Journey inside Ernest Hemingway’s book-filled writing studio on a tour of his home and property.
Walking tour to Ernest Hemingway's Home was very interesting and enjoyable.
Sail Date: May 2019
Walking tour to Ernest Hemingway's Home was very interesting and enjoyable. We wish we could have visited Key West longer. Our visit to Kermit's for a chocolate-covered key lime pie on a stick was an added treat!
Walking tour to Ernest Hemingway's Home was very interesting and enjoyable. We wish we could have visited Key West longer. Our visit to Kermit's for a chocolate-covered key lime pie on a stick was an added treat! Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
The tour was great and our tour guide was wonderful, but Celebrity's description was a bit ...
Sail Date: March 2019
The tour was great and our tour guide was wonderful, but Celebrity's description was a bit misleading. The tour was more of a general tour of Key West, leading up to the Hemingway House, but it wasn't Hemingway-focused. I loved ... Read More
The tour was great and our tour guide was wonderful, but Celebrity's description was a bit misleading. The tour was more of a general tour of Key West, leading up to the Hemingway House, but it wasn't Hemingway-focused. I loved seeing all the polydactyl cats!! Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Celebrity Cruises
Although I've read a couple of his books, I wasn't all that aware of Hemingway's story.
Sail Date: February 2019
Although I've read a couple of his books, I wasn't all that aware of Hemingway's story. He definitely lived a rather colorful life, and the tour here made that really come alive. Although they do not accept credit, we ... Read More
Although I've read a couple of his books, I wasn't all that aware of Hemingway's story. He definitely lived a rather colorful life, and the tour here made that really come alive. Although they do not accept credit, we purchased our entrance fee as part of a package with Old Town Trolley Tours, and were able to pay with credit that way. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
It was a walking tour that was supposed to be 1.5 miles in total.
Sail Date: October 2018
It was a walking tour that was supposed to be 1.5 miles in total. We went 1.5 before we ever got to the house. He took through some residential areas and never shut up. It was 1.5 hours before we ever got to Hemingway’s and then thank ... Read More
It was a walking tour that was supposed to be 1.5 miles in total. We went 1.5 before we ever got to the house. He took through some residential areas and never shut up. It was 1.5 hours before we ever got to Hemingway’s and then thank goodness we had a women tour us through the premises and she did a terrific job. We then walked back downtown to Sloppy Joes where again this guy never shut up talking about all kinds of nonsense and trying to be funny, which he wasn’t. When we finally got to Sloppy Joes he said there it is and left. This was hardly as advertised. Go to these to places on your own. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Royal Caribbean International
This was a walking tour with "Fast Freddie" as our guide.
Sail Date: August 2018
This was a walking tour with "Fast Freddie" as our guide. He was funny and knowledgeable. We enjoyed the Hemingway House tour, too, which was given by someone else. The only problem was that it was August, felt like 100 degrees ... Read More
This was a walking tour with "Fast Freddie" as our guide. He was funny and knowledgeable. We enjoyed the Hemingway House tour, too, which was given by someone else. The only problem was that it was August, felt like 100 degrees because of the humidity, and there was no breeze. By the time we arrived at Hemingway House, most of us were a sweaty mess. Take water bottles, for sure! Thoroughly enjoyed the tour, though. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Carnival Cruise Line
We decided on our own to visit the Ernest Hemingway Home and was a highlight of our day.
Sail Date: August 2018
We decided on our own to visit the Ernest Hemingway Home and was a highlight of our day. Hemingway led such an interesting life.
We decided on our own to visit the Ernest Hemingway Home and was a highlight of our day. Hemingway led such an interesting life. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Celebrity Cruises
Super crowded and not much to see
Sail Date: March 2018
Super crowded and not much to see
Super crowded and not much to see Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Azamara Club Cruises
Walked from the ship to the Hemingway house.
Sail Date: February 2018
Walked from the ship to the Hemingway house. The tour was short but informative. Tour guides moving large numbers of people thru quickly.
Walked from the ship to the Hemingway house. The tour was short but informative. Tour guides moving large numbers of people thru quickly. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Celebrity Cruises
We arrived, by shuttle, prior to the crowds which allowed us a quiet, personal tour.
Sail Date: February 2018
We arrived, by shuttle, prior to the crowds which allowed us a quiet, personal tour.
We arrived, by shuttle, prior to the crowds which allowed us a quiet, personal tour. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Viking Ocean Cruises
Liked the tour.
Sail Date: January 2018
Liked the tour. We love cats so enjoyed seeing them.
Liked the tour. We love cats so enjoyed seeing them. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Disney Cruise Line
Waste of money.
Sail Date: November 2017
Waste of money. I wish I just took a picture of the outside and kept it moving. No real furniture inside. Clearly somone took a lot of pictures of him and put it all around to make money. No true artifacts inside.
Waste of money. I wish I just took a picture of the outside and kept it moving. No real furniture inside. Clearly somone took a lot of pictures of him and put it all around to make money. No true artifacts inside. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Royal Caribbean International
The house tour was fine but the guide on the walking tour, on the way, had nothing of importance to ...
Sail Date: June 2017
The house tour was fine but the guide on the walking tour, on the way, had nothing of importance to share.
The house tour was fine but the guide on the walking tour, on the way, had nothing of importance to share. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Royal Caribbean International
Cool to see all the 6-toed cats inside and outside the house.
Sail Date: May 2017
Cool to see all the 6-toed cats inside and outside the house. The furniture, chandeliers and history of Ernest Hemingway and his historical background.
Cool to see all the 6-toed cats inside and outside the house. The furniture, chandeliers and history of Ernest Hemingway and his historical background. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Royal Caribbean International
We got to see and pet the famous 6 toed cats and tour the rest of the grounds.
Sail Date: April 2017
We got to see and pet the famous 6 toed cats and tour the rest of the grounds. Right outside we had fresh pressed cane juice and coconut water.
We got to see and pet the famous 6 toed cats and tour the rest of the grounds. Right outside we had fresh pressed cane juice and coconut water. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Royal Caribbean International
It is nice to tour this estate, definitely great for history buffs, also nice relaxing gardens on ...
Sail Date: March 2017
It is nice to tour this estate, definitely great for history buffs, also nice relaxing gardens on the estate.
It is nice to tour this estate, definitely great for history buffs, also nice relaxing gardens on the estate. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Royal Caribbean International
Ernest Hemingway House was exciting and special.
Sail Date: January 2017
Ernest Hemingway House was exciting and special. Docent was very knowledgeable and had many funny stories. The 6 toed cats are amazing.
Ernest Hemingway House was exciting and special. Docent was very knowledgeable and had many funny stories. The 6 toed cats are amazing. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Carnival Cruise Line
Enjoyable educational tour on the history of Key West.
Sail Date: December 2016
Enjoyable educational tour on the history of Key West.
Enjoyable educational tour on the history of Key West. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Holland America Line
We thought it was worth the $14 price of admission.
Sail Date: December 2016
We thought it was worth the $14 price of admission.
We thought it was worth the $14 price of admission. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Royal Caribbean International
This is a must see.
Sail Date: September 2016
This is a must see. The tour is leisurely paced. The guides are really well versed in Hemingway history. I house, his writing study and grounds are lovely, and maintained. Lots of historical photos and personal items to be seen. Of course, ... Read More
This is a must see. The tour is leisurely paced. The guides are really well versed in Hemingway history. I house, his writing study and grounds are lovely, and maintained. Lots of historical photos and personal items to be seen. Of course, there are lots of the polydactyl cats, descendants of Hemingway's cats. (We saw 17 plus kittens). Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Royal Caribbean International
Hemingway House was awesome!
Sail Date: September 2016
Hemingway House was awesome! We didn't have a guided tour, but the guides were still helpful and willing to volunteer information when something caught our eye.
Hemingway House was awesome! We didn't have a guided tour, but the guides were still helpful and willing to volunteer information when something caught our eye. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Royal Caribbean International
Part of a walking tour.
Sail Date: September 2016
Part of a walking tour. Very hot day but enjoyable. If you are not especially mobile, a guided bus/coach tour might be better with the benefit of air conditioning.
Part of a walking tour. Very hot day but enjoyable. If you are not especially mobile, a guided bus/coach tour might be better with the benefit of air conditioning. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Royal Caribbean International
MY FAVORITE PART OF THE ENTIRE TRIP!
Sail Date: August 2016
MY FAVORITE PART OF THE ENTIRE TRIP! The tour of the house was great, and the 54 cats that roam the property were so much fun to see. Not to be missed!
MY FAVORITE PART OF THE ENTIRE TRIP! The tour of the house was great, and the 54 cats that roam the property were so much fun to see. Not to be missed! Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Royal Caribbean International
Informative and loved the cats
Sail Date: June 2016
Informative and loved the cats
Informative and loved the cats Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Royal Caribbean International
We enjoyed Hemingway's house.
Sail Date: May 2016
We enjoyed Hemingway's house.
We enjoyed Hemingway's house. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Royal Caribbean International
Fascinating example of a Colonial style house built in the 1850's and preserved internally with the ...
Sail Date: April 2016
Fascinating example of a Colonial style house built in the 1850's and preserved internally with the same interior decor and fixtures and fittings as there would have been during Hemingways occupancy (most of the 1930's) The ... Read More
Fascinating example of a Colonial style house built in the 1850's and preserved internally with the same interior decor and fixtures and fittings as there would have been during Hemingways occupancy (most of the 1930's) The resident and beautiful cats are a real bonus for Cat lovers. If you don't like Cats then it's probably best avoided - they are everywhere and rightly believe the house is there for their comfort and convenience Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: P&O Cruises