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Ernest Hemingway Birthplace

Museums, History Oak Park
Photograph: Courtesy of the Ernest Hemingway Foundation Ernest Hemingway Foundation of Oak Park

Time Out says

See where the international adventures of this lit-class favorite originated. The irascible master came into the world in a Victorian Queen Anne–style home in 1899. Though the author was oft quoted referring to the near west suburb as “a place of wide lawns and narrow minds,” proud local devotees celebrated the centennial of his birth by completely restoring the space to better reflect Hemingway’s formative years. Look at original furnishings and photos, then, at the museum, about two blocks away at 200 N Oak Park Ave, find out more and pick up Hemingway books, tote bags and postcards.



Address: 339 N Oak Park Ave
Oak Park
Transport: El stop: Green to Oak Park. Train: Union Pacifc W to Oak Park.
Price: $10, seniors and students $8, kids under 5 free
Opening hours: Mon–Fri 1–5pm; Sat 10am–5pm; Sun 1–5pm
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