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Ernest Hemingway Birthplace, Oak Park

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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.
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  • 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... 
    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... 
    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 »
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  • Great tour! Very informative. You could tell that our guide loved sharing her knowledge of Earnest Hemingway.

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