The Casa Antigua

Built in 1919, the Casa Antigua was once the Trev-Mor Hotel, which was home to Ernest Hemingway from 1928 to 1930 and is where he is said to have written A Farewell to Arms. Today, located between Eaton and Caroline streets, the Casa Antigua is home to the Pelican Poop Shoppe, a souvenir and antique store offering a variety of gifts and oddities such as art prints by Key West artists, tropical Christmas ornaments, and hand-beaded purses.

Maxwell E. Perkins House

Built by Hiram Crissey in 1836, this Greek Revival house was home to Maxwell E. Perkins, the editor of Ernest Hemingway, F. Scott Fitzgerald, and Thomas Wolfe. It was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 2004. The house is privately owned and is not open to the public.

Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings Historic State Park

Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings' Florida homestead in the tiny community of Cross Creek has been restored and preserved as it was when the author moved there in 1928. Visitors can tour her cracker–style home and farm, where she lived for twenty-five years and wrote her Pulitzer prize-winning novel The Yearling (1938).

Walt Whitman's Tomb

Located about five miles from Philadelphia, Harleigh Cemetery is home to the tomb of American poet and transcendentalist Walt Whitman (1819-1892), who designed the burial site himself. The cemetery is open Monday through Saturday, 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM.


The Stanley Hotel

Founded in 1903 and known for its architecture, the Stanley Hotel was the inspiration for Stephen King's The Shining and is often considered to be one of the most haunted hotels in America. A 140-room neo-Georgian hotel extending over 7,500 square feet, the Stanley is located near Rocky Mountain National Park and features panoramic mountain views. It also offers free entertainment in the summer in addition to year-round activities such as hiking, climbing, fishing, golfing, sightseeing, wildlife watching, and shopping.


The Strater Hotel

In August 2012, room 222 in the Strater Hotel was designated a literary landmark in honor of Western author Louis L’Amour (1908-1988). For more than ten years, Louis L'Amour spent the month of August writing in room 222, citing the sounds from the Diamond Bell Saloon directly below as inspiration for his writing. Founded in 1887, the Strater Hotel features authentic American Victorian antique furniture and decor. It is home to the Henry Strater Theatre, which features vaudville performances and other entertainment.

Ralph Waldo Emerson House

Built in 1828, this square frame house served as the home to Ralph Waldo Emerson and his second wife, Lydia Jackson, from 1835 to his death in 1882. Today, the house still contains many of Emerson's personal effects and the home's original furnishings. Guided tours are offered from mid-April to mid-October.

Walden Pond and Thoreau Cabin

Henry David Thoreau lived at Walden Pond from July 1845 to September 1847. Today, Walden Pond has been designated a National Historic Landmark and is considered the birthplace of the conservation movement. Park Interpreters provide tours and ongoing educational programs. Visitors can visit a replica of Thoreau's one-room cabin and are welcome to swim, picnic, hike, use canoes and rowboats, fish, cross-country ski and snowshoe at the pond. 


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