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Ernest Hemingway Birthplace Home tickets

Gate Prices Adult $15.00
Child (3-12) $13.00

Travel through time by taking a historic 45-minute guided tour of the Ernest Hemingway Birthplace Home Museum. Enjoy the chance to learn more about one of the greatest and most influential American writers of the 20th century, right outside of downtown Chicago in Oak Park, Illinois.

Oak Park is a great place to experience the story of Hemingway’s life, as it inspired so much of his work. Much of his writing was shaped by his Illinois roots. The famous author lived in this historic town for 20 years of his life, having spent the first six in the birthplace home.

During your visit, you’ll learn that his maternal grandfather built the Queen Anne Victorian home at 339 N. Oak Park Ave in the late 1800s. You’ll be able to walk through the parlor where his mother taught music lessons and see the bedroom in which Hemingway was born for yourself. You’ll even get the chance to explore the family library, where he acted out poems and stories he had read.

Your knowledgeable docent will provide expert insight and share unique facts about the early years of Hemingway’s extraordinary life as you journey through the home. You’ll also learn about the extensive renovations that were made to the home starting in 1992, which restored it to its original Victorian heritage.

Noteworthy facts:
  • Ernest Hemingway is both a Pulitzer Prize (“The Old Man and the Sea”) and Nobel Peace Prize-winning author
  • This home was the first to have electricity in Oak Park
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Getting In

Present your pass to the front desk upon arrival.


Wednesday, Thursday & Friday: 1:00pm – 5:00pm
Saturday 10:00am – 5:00 pm
Sunday 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm

January & February
Monday: 10:00am – 2:00pm
Friday 1:00pm – 5:00pm
Saturday: 10:00am – 5:00pm
Sunday: 1:00pm – 5:00pm


Every Monday and Tuesday, Dec 30th and New Year’s Eve, New Year's Day, Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, Easter Sunday, Memorial Day, Labor Day, the Fourth of July, Halloween, Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve and Christmas Day.


339 N Oak Park Ave
Oak Park, IL 60302

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