Just a short walk from the birthplace, the Ernest Hemingway Museum is host to permanent and temporary exhibits that explore the author's life. Kiosks fashioned from historic doors hold exhibits of rare photos and artifacts, including Hemingway's childhood diary and the famous letter from nurse Agnes von Kurowsky-later portrayed in A Farewell to Arms-terminating their engagement. Special exhibits highlight Hemingway's love of nature and the arts, along with his involvement in both World Wars and the movies. Other exhibits include The Eye of the Writer, Picturing Hemingway (traveling exhibit), and From Oak Park to Cojinmr (50th anniversary of the publication of The Old Man and the Sea). A museum bookshop features books by and about the author, gift items, videos and posters.
For more information, see Ernest Hemingway Oak Park Sites.
- BIRTHPLACE & MUSEUM HOURS
- Sunday through Friday 1pm-5pm
- Saturday 10am-5pm
- Closed New Year's Day, Memorial Day, Labor Day, Martin Luther King Day,
Christmas Eve Day, Christmas Day, Easter Sunday, Fourth of July and
NOTE: Subject to change, please call the Hemingway Museum to confirm.
- ADMISSION (includes both sites)
- $8 adult
- $6 senior (65 and over)
- $6 youth (18 and under)
- Free to children 5 and under
- Rates as of March 2005 and are subject to change.
Tours of the Home and Museum reflect on the influence and impact that the family and the community had on the early life of the Pulitzer and Nobel Prize winning author, and last approximately 90 minutes. We suggest you begin your visit at the Museum.