Why Key West Was Originally Named "Bone Island

The fierce Calusa Indians were said to leave the remains of their enemies on the beaches of Key West, thus creating Key West's first name, Cayo Hueso... Island of Bones.

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Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum


Ernest Hemingway lived and wrote here for more than ten years. Calling Key West home, he found solace and great physical challenge in the turquoise waters that surround this tiny island.


Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum FAQ's:

Question: What is the Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum?

Answer: It is a Key West home that Nobel Prize winner Ernest Hemingway wrote and lived in for more than ten years.

Question: What can I expect to see at the museum?

Answer: You will see the house's rooms and beautiful gardens. You will also most likey see one of the 60+ cats at the home.

Question: Are there tours available?

Answer: Yes, you can take a narrated tour of the home. You also can purchase a e-ticket online for the tours.

Question: What are the house visiting rates?

Answer: Click here top view rates.

Editors Choice:
Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum
The Ernest Hemingway official home and museum page, providing tour info, packages, links, directions, and more.

Take an Online Tour:
Click here for House Tour
The official home page provides an online tour of the home, with photos and info.

In The News:
Hemingway Cat's
Read a small article on how the Hemingway cats are testing a new product!

American's, Cuban's Unite
Here is an article about the coming together of two countries to save Ernest Hemingway's Cuban historical home.

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