Ernest Hemingway’s Arkansas Connection

Ernest Hemmingway Lesmeister Guesthouse Pocahontas Arkansas

The Hemingway-Pfeiffer Museum and Educational Center, less than an hour from Lesmeister Guesthouse, includes a barn studio associated with renowned author Ernest Hemingway, as well as 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.

Both the home and the barn studio were named to the National Historic Register in 1982. The properties have been renovated, focusing on the 1930s era and are open to the public as a museum. See more information at

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