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Ernest Hemingway Home & Museum

The Ernest Hemingway House, officially known as the Ernest Hemingway Home & Museum, was the residence of author Ernest Hemingway in Key West, Florida, United States. It is located at 907 Whitehead Street, near a prominent lighthouse close to the Southern coast of the island. On November 24, 1968, it was designated a U.S. National Historic Landmark. Hemingway maintained a home in Key West from the early 1930s until his death in 1961. Supposedly he wrote A Farewell to Arms here. Legend had it that he would write in the early mornings when temperatures were at their coolest, then go exploring in city during the afternoons. The house is a two-story square building with beautifully maintained grounds filled with lush tropical plants. Admission to the house was twelve dollars. I didn’t want to tour the place that badly, nor see the cats with extra toes. Not for twelve bucks. I resumed walking south and ended up at the foot of South Street in front of a concrete marker. On it was painted “Southernmost Point, Continental USA.” Below that it added helpfully, “90 miles to Cuba.”