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F. Scott and Zelda Fitzgerald Museum

919 Felder Ave., Montgomery, AL
+1 334-264-4222
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Ranked #8 of 37 Attractions in Montgomery
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic Sites, History Museums, Specialty Museums
Owner description: The legacy of this celebrated couple is preserved in the only remaining Montgomery home they lived in while married, saved from the wrecking ball when... more » Owner description: The legacy of this celebrated couple is preserved in the only remaining Montgomery home they lived in while married, saved from the wrecking ball when it was purchased in 1986. The historic house honors novelist F. Scott, best known for "The Great Gatsby," and his wife, Zelda, artist and author. The museum is open limited hours each week and by appointment. « less
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014 NEW

We were very happy to stumble upon F. Scott & Zelda Museum. The curator was exceptional. We did not know a great deal about the couple except for having read in high school "The Great Gatsby". The museum is well laid out and full of interesting artifacts and we had a glimpse into the lives of this couple. We were... More

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Huntsville, Alabama
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

The F. Scott and Zelda Fitzgerald Museum is worth a detour if you are passing through Montgomery! The personal notes and photographs give you a peek into the world of F. Scott Fitzgerald and his wife Zelda. The period music playing makes it easy to get into the mind set of two young people who had fame thrust upon them... More

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thefitzgeraldmuseum, Manager at F. Scott and Zelda Fitzgerald Museum, responded to this review

Dear SuzyParish, Thank you for taking time out of your busy schedule to leave such eloquent words about the Fitzgeralds, our museum, and our curator. Your review highlights one of our favorite parts about this story: Scott and Zelda were a mere 23- and 19-years-old when they married in 1920, and the fame that followed was staggering. Tragedy, however, is... More

Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

This treasure was a complete surprise to us. We came to Montgomery for a family event and had some time to do some touristy things on Sunday. I was surprised to hear that F. Scott and Zelda Fitzgerald lived and had a home in this town from 1931-1932 and wanted to at least drive by to see it. I was... More

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thefitzgeraldmuseum, Manager at F. Scott and Zelda Fitzgerald Museum, responded to this review

Dear ReemNYC, If a museum could blush, this one would be red to its foundations. What a kind, thoughtful review! We are so happy that we provided such a wonderful time for you and your fellow traveler. You have put together one of the best descriptions of our collection of any reviewer to date! Although it is seldom mentioned, our... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

Although the museum is not large, it provides a vast amount of information regarding Zelda and F. Scott Fitzgerald. I learned so much though the curator, who was so informative and friendly. He really provides you with information that gives life to the museum. Although the museum is self-guided, he is happy to answer any questions and he also gave... More

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thefitzgeraldmuseum, Manager at F. Scott and Zelda Fitzgerald Museum, responded to this review

Dear HABUK, Glowing reports like this are the reason we are in business! Thank you for taking the time to give us your thoughts, and for visiting. Usually, visitors spend 45 minutes to an hour on their self-guided tours, but our curator is definitely there for friendly information and help both around the museum and the city. We are thrilled... More

Clermont, Georgia
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

We found the home easily enough, but there was no one there. I checked the hours of operation and it was supposed to be open. My daughter had just finished reading the Great Gatsby. We were disappointed. I would suggest calling ahead.

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thefitzgeraldmuseum, Manager at F. Scott and Zelda Fitzgerald Museum, responded to this review

Dear gwelch123, Thank you for your review. We believe that there is no such thing as a bad review, as even though we may - from time to time - receive a review in which a visitor expresses his or her disappointment about a way in which we did not meet their expectations - it gives us an opportunity to... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

My brother and I were visiting Montgomery for the day. I am a huge Fitzgerald fan, but have never been to their house in Montgomery. We were greeted as soon as we entered and were given a great overview of everything from the man working there. He was very knowledgable and engaging. I was impressed with the items in the... More

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thefitzgeraldmuseum, Manager at F. Scott and Zelda Fitzgerald Museum, responded to this review

Dear Hemorris, Family outings to the museum - with one member being a huge Fitzgerald or Zelda fan, and the other a "soon-to-be" Fitzgerald or Zelda fan - are always fun! Although it's usually easy to spot who "decided" to visit out of an already kindled interest, we love watching the tag-a-long family member become interested in the story. And,... More

Alabama
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

We were in Montgomery for the weekend taking part in another activity and wanted something educational in nature for our rising freshman daughter. This museum was close by and seemed interesting. My daughter was interesting because of the Great Gatsby Movie, and she knew that Fitzgerald was a great American literary figure. She loves to read but hadn't read anything... More

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thefitzgeraldmuseum, Manager at F. Scott and Zelda Fitzgerald Museum, responded to this review

Dear tacostud, There is nothing more endearing in a visitor's review than to find that we have helped instill a love of Scott and Zelda's writings in a young person. One of the goals of this museum is to educate all comers about the basic "humanity" of Scott and Zelda's lives, and in doing so, we hope that visitors leave... More

Hertfordshire, UK
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

I came across this museum by coincidence (looking for interesting things to do in town on a Sunday) and really enjoyed the exhibits and admired the curator's dedication to preserving the story of this wellknown author. F.Scott and Zelda lived in the house for a short while, so there is a special connection between the place and the museum. Highly... More

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thefitzgeraldmuseum, Manager at F. Scott and Zelda Fitzgerald Museum, responded to this review

Dear Buffalogirl11, That "special connection" you felt inside our walls shouldn't be explained, but it can be: we are the last house still standing that Scott and Zelda inhabited before their lives fell apart. When they left Montgomery after their 8-month lease ended, they went to Baltimore to and rented another house, but that was destroyed to make way for... More

Birmingham, Alabama, United States
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2014

I'd passed this place almost daily during the 18 years I'd lived in Montgomery, but I'd never visited until I put my home up for sale and decided I needed to visit. Don't expect this to be a walking tour of the home as it is confined to basically just one room. I enjoyed looking at the items and visiting... More

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thefitzgeraldmuseum, Manager at F. Scott and Zelda Fitzgerald Museum, responded to this review

Dear Jim N., Thank you for reviewing the museum. Although we are disappointed that we did not exceed your expectations for a "house museum," we do want to point out that there are now four full rooms dedicated to our collections. Judging from the date of your review, there were three rooms available to you when you came, but we... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

We thoroughly enjoyed our visit and the mix of artifacts, photos, newspapers, Zelda's paintings, and more. The guide was knowledgeable, engaging, and enthusiastic. We're from St. Paul and familiar with F. Scott -- learning more about Zelda and her family was a nice addition. Well worth a visit.

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thefitzgeraldmuseum, Manager at F. Scott and Zelda Fitzgerald Museum, responded to this review

Dear BusinessTraveler0969, With such overflowing words of praise as you put in your title, we really should spend more time together! We've increased our collection since you last met, including adding "Zelda's Art Gallery" - the first permanent collection of Zelda's art anywhere in the world - so if you enjoyed finding out more about the love of Scott's life,... More

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