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Author Homes to Visit

by Katie Skrzek

Nov 18, 2019

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Visiting an author’s home can offer insight into their writing process and inspiration. There are former residences of authors now open to the public all over the world. Add these spots to the top of your visit list.

 

Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum
Hemingway lived in this home in Old Town Key West, Florida, for more than 10 years. Open daily, guided tours last 30 minutes.

 

Jane Austen’s House Museum 

The independent museum is located in the home Austen wrote, revised and published her major works including Sense and Sensibility, Pride and Prejudice and Mansfield Park. The museum opened to the public in 1949.

 

La Sebastiana

Make your way to Chile to explore the former home of poet Pablo Neruda. He had three homes in Chile, one each in Isla Negra, Santiago and Valparaíso. La Sebastiana, his Valparaíso home, features many of the poet’s personal belongings from his travels. Closed Monday.

 

The Mount, Edith Wharton’s Home

The novelist Edith Wharton lived in this Lenox, Massachusetts, home when she wrote two of her most famous works: Ethan Frome and The House of Mirth. The museum boasts a garden, café and exhibits about Wharton’s life.

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