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Ernest Hemingway Birthplace

  • 339 N. Oak Park Ave. Map It
  • Oak Park
  • Historic District/Site

Updated 06/11/2013

Fodor's Review

Part of the literary legacy of Oak Park, this three-story, turreted Queen Anne Victorian, which stands in frilly contrast to the many streamlined Prairie-style homes elsewhere in the neighborhood, contains period-furnished rooms and many photos and artifacts pertaining to the writer's early life. Museum curators have restored rooms to faithfully depict the house as it looked at the turn of the 20th century. You can poke your head inside the room in which the author was born on July 21, 1899.

Sight Information


339 N. Oak Park Ave., Oak Park, Illinois, 60302, United States

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Sight Details:

  • $10 joint ticket with Hemingway Museum
  • Sun.–Fri. 1–5, Sat. 10–5; tours hourly

Updated 06/11/2013


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