At Ernest Hemingway Birthplace, visit the meticulously restored house where a Nobel Prize author began the story of his life and work. Explore elegant Victorian interior of the first floor where young Hemingway received music lessons from his mother and read Bible with his grandfather. The bedroom where the author was actually born is on the second floor, while the top floor features a mini-museum where his father kept wildlife specimens. The associated Hemingway Museum is within walking distance, just as are the nature preserves that inspired Hemingway's later writings. Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Oak Park using our trip planner.
Ernest Hemingway Birthplace reviews
Oak Park may be better known for the home and studio of Frank Lloyd Wright, but you shouldn't overlook this hidden gem. Hemingway's birthplace home has been beautifully restored. Volunteers lead... more »
I visited the Ernest Hemingway House on my recent trip to Chicago (c. 20 mins Uber drive from Downtown Chicago) and would say that the House is a must for anyone interest in literature, history or... more »
The house is a double treat. For those who are interested in Hemingway there is a tremendous amount of history shared about his early life in Oak Park. For house tour lovers, you get up close and personal to a grand 1890s Queen Anne Victorian - albeit not to everyone’s taste - but an excellent tour in a period-accurate, beautifully restored house. Our docent, Sue, was exceptional!
The place is in perfect condition, and the tour guides to a fabulous job of bringing Hemingway's childhood to life with vivid detail. I was a few minutes late but the tour guide covered the parts my friend and I missed later. They're also happy to answer any questions. Hemingway fans would find them a wealth of information and resources.
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