Ernest Hemingway’s birthplace, in Oak Park, is where his life began and is now a museum ready for you to visit. It was built in 1890 for Hemingway’s maternal grandmother, according to the Ernest Hemingway Foundation of Oak Park website. Visit the museum and then the home in order to walk through the door with a broad understanding of Hemingway’s life. Read more about Ernest Hemingway, one of the most popular US authors of all time, at biography.com.
Ernest Hemingway’s birthplace starts off our Illinois Trail!