Fodor's Expert Review Ernest Hemingway Birthplace

Oak Park Museum/Gallery

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 Hemingway'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 one in which the author was born on July 21, 1899.

Museum/Gallery Historic District/Site Historical

Quick Facts

339 N. Oak Park Ave.
Oak Park, Illinois  60302, USA


Sight Details:
Rate Includes: $15 joint ticket with Ernest Hemingway Museum, Sun.–Fri. 1–5, Sat. 10–5; tours hourly

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