Hemingway House, the historic home of author Ernest Hemingway. Enjoy a leisurely tour through the home, built in the 1870s by a wealthy ship builder and salvager. Ernest Hemingway arrived in Key West in the early 1930s and wrote around a dozen novels and short stories including
To Have & Have Not,
For Whom the Bell Tolls, and
The Green Hills of Africa. After hearing wonderful stories and anecdotes, take a stroll around the beautiful property, complete with some descendants of his original polydactyl cats. You will re-board the tour for a short ride to Mallory Square and a walk to President Truman’s Little White House. The White House was first built in 1890 as the first officer's quarters on the naval station on the waterfront of the harbor of Key West but was converted at the start of the 20th century into a single family dwelling to house the base commandant. From the White House, it is a 10 minute walk back to the ship or you may explore the city at your leisure.