Hemingway-Pfeiffer Museum and Educational Center

The Hemingway-Pfeiffer Museum and Educational Center, an Arkansas State University Heritage Site,  includes a barn studio associated with Ernest Hemingway and the family home of his second wife, Pauline Pfeiffer. Pauline’s parents, Paul and Mary Pfeiffer, were prominent citizens of Northeast Arkansas and owned more than 60,000 acres of land. During the 1930s the barn was converted to a studio to give Hemingway privacy for writing while visiting Piggott. Portions of one of his most famous novels, A Farewell to Arms, and several short stories were written in this studio. The properties have been renovated focusing on the 1930s era.

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Latitude: 36.385264 Longitude: -90.2002 Elevation: 335 ft
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Hours Open

9 a.m.-3 p.m. Monday through Friday; 1-3 p.m. Saturday

Time Period Represented


Seasons Open

Year Round

Visitor Fees

$5 general admission; $3 for seniors and groups of 10 or more

Accessibility Notes

The house and barn have automatic lifts for handicapped access.  The second floor of the Pfeiffer home is accessible only by stairs, but a video tour of the second floor is available.  The site includes a large, fully accessible restroom in a restored pump house. 

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