The Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum in Key West, Florida, USA
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Keys to a famous author’s house. Hemingway’s Keys
Built in 1851, famous American writer Ernest Hemingway lived here in the 1930s. Though the house was in disrepair when the Nobel Prize winner and his second wife, Pauline, took ownership, the two restored the home and even installed a swimming pool – at the time the only in-ground pool in 100 miles. The house, located in Key West, Florida, is now a US National Historic Landmark and museum. Hemingway was also an adventurer and outdoorsman who enjoyed fishing and drinking here (legend has it that he relied on the lighthouse next door to find his way home after a night of revelry), in addition to working on several books including To Have and Have Not, which takes place in the coastal town. Every year, Key West celebrates the literary success and lifestyle of their beloved local hero with a festival of events that includes poetry readings, a three-day marlin fishing tournament and even a lookalike contest.