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Ernest Hemingway Birthplace

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Who doesn't Know Hemingway

Yes!, who doesn't know him? Even I am not a bookworm, I know the name of such a big writer. We were... read more

Reviewed 19 October 2018
Solodam J
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Historic house - small museum

This house in Oak Park was Ernest Hemingway childhood home. It’s managed and maintained by a... read more

Reviewed 8 September 2018
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

One wouldn’t think that the complicated Hemingway would have entered life in such a pristine street in Oak Park IL. Such a pretty house on a pretty street in this early Chicago suburb. A highlight of our Chicago trip

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 28 October 2018

A hidden gem in Oak Park not far from Frank Lloyd Wright's home. We took both the Hemingway and Wright tours and I must say, the Hemingway was so much better! From the tour guide to the history to the over all friendliness...If you only...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 22 October 2018

You may think you know a lot about Hemingway, but I bet when you visit where he lived for the first six years of his life, you will learn new things about him and his family. Did you know that his mother dressed him and...More

Date of experience: April 2018
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Reviewed 19 October 2018

Yes!, who doesn't know him? Even I am not a bookworm, I know the name of such a big writer. We were to early when we stopped at this place. The opening time is 01.00 -pm 05.00 ( on wed, thu, Fri. & Sun.) and...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Solodam J
Reviewed 8 September 2018 via mobile

This house in Oak Park was Ernest Hemingway childhood home. It’s managed and maintained by a historic foundation that has managed to restore most of it original features to reflect a Victorian style home. It has furniture and it’s set as a home of the...More

Date of experience: September 2018
2  Thank mtangulo
Reviewed 22 August 2018

As we toured the house our tour guide gave us a great incite into not only Ernest Hemmingway's life but also Oak Park. If you are interested in history this is a must see place. The amount of information that our guide gave us was...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Carl C
Reviewed 27 July 2018 via mobile

A beautiful home filled with lots of history. If you like Hemingway and/or are a history buff you shouldn’t miss stopping by. It’s time well spent.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank glipham
Reviewed 21 June 2018 via mobile

This place was just okay for me. You really need to be in to Hemingway to enjoy it in my opinion. A lot of stuff packed in the tiny place but most of it wasn’t interesting to either of us. I would advise to skip...More

Date of experience: July 2017
Thank onecoolraisin
Reviewed 20 May 2018

To be able to visit the home of a famous writer and character, was oh so inspiring. The guide was incredibly well-informed and made the tour interesting and easily enjoyable. You could see she was sincerely a fan of this famous man's family.

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank Gail P
Reviewed 14 May 2018

This is a wonderful step back in time experience in the home of Ernest Hemingway's birth. The home has been restored to its original condition so one can see how life was like for the author when he was a young child. There are some...More

Date of experience: May 2018
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Eugene L
19 September 2018|
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Response from Gail P | Reviewed this property |
I parked on the street and it cost nothing.
20 February 2016|
Response from jerry h | Reviewed this property |
Hi, Take the green line from (State and Lake) or many other locations towards Harlem. Get off at Oak Park Ave and walk north about 2 blocks. The museum will be on your right side. Hemingway's birth place is a block north... More
3 April 2015|
Response from Ari B |
Admission is $15, which includes both the birthplace home and the museum. I think it is $13 for seniors and students, and they have a variety of discounts (military, AAA, etc.) that reduce it by $1.