Historical House Tour: Ernest Hemingway's Oak Park Home

Historical House Tour: Ernest Hemingway's Oak Park Home

Heather Blaha
Aug 30, 2006

We think about doing things like this often. But then, as it always seems to play out when you live in a place for an extended period of time, we just don't do a lot of "touristy" stuff. This firsthand account of a visit to

Ernest Hemingway's home in Oak Park is a straightforward eye-opener about its famous inhabitant's history, daily life, and surrounding life in Oak Park:

Every wallpapered room is full of stories: the dining room where his maternal grandfather conducted story-telling time; the bedroom where his father kept his collection of animal bones, a hornet's nest and spear heads; and photos of family members in nearly every room.

We're wondering if we should keep this one on our list of "things to do one day," or if you'd suggest scratching it off. Have any of you toured this home??

(Thanks, Jessica, for the inside scoop!)

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