Ernest Hemingway Birthplace, Oak Park

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  • This is definitely worth doing. The tour is less than an hour long. You get a great story about the family and get to see a really neat home. Not a must do but if you have time definitely fit it in.  more »
  • During my stay in Chicago, I visited Oak Park and visited this house. There was a sign on the corner of hemingway's house and grounds. There is a house where mr. grew up in the vicinity, too and it is open to the public.
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  • 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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