The Little Traverse Historical Society is pleased to offer visitors to northern Michigan opportunities to learn about Hemingway's personal and literary connections to the area. Designed for the novice or expert, these tours will increase participants knowledge of and appreciation for the influence northern Michigan had on Ernest Hemingway and his writing.
Please contact the museum to schedule a day and time for your tour!
Nick Adams Country Tour
Ernest Hemingway summered in northern Michigan between 1899 and 1921. Using his experiences here as inspiration, he wrote a number of short stories that featured a Hemingway-like character named Nick Adams.
This 2-hour tour visits Walloon Lake and Horton Bay locations described in the stories while explaining Hemingway’s personal experiences that inspired them.
The cost of this tour is $25 per person and transportation needs to be arranged. Group rates are available.
The Hemingways' Petoskey Tour
The Hemingway family frequently visited Petoskey and Ernest lived here in 1919. This tour describes the Hemingways’ Petoskey connections while visiting places they would have known. It also explores how Ernest used his experiences here as inspiration for his first novel, The Torrents of Spring, and other writing.
This walking tour lasts approximately 90 minutes. It does involve an approximately two-mile walk up and down gently sloping hills. Please wear appropriate shoes!
The cost of this tour is $20 per person. Group rates are