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F. Scott and Zelda Fitzgerald Museum

919 Felder Ave., Montgomery, AL
+1 334-264-4222
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Ranked #5 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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Alabama
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16 reviews 16 reviews
5 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
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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Hertfordshire, UK
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14 reviews 14 reviews
7 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
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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Birmingham, Alabama, United States
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30 reviews 30 reviews
7 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
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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Minnesota
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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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Livingston, Alabama
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28 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2014

Although the museum was closed we decided to drive by and see what we could see from the road. It is a modest home, but nice. My wife and I were surprised to learn that F. Scott and Zelda only actually lived at that location for about 6 months. We learned what we could from the historical marker and continued... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2014 via mobile

A southern writers trail site worth visiting. Highly recommend hearing the stories here. The story of both F. Scott and Zelda and their families, how the museum came to be, and the collections here are well displayed and tell a good story. We enjoyed the DVD and speaking with the knowledgeable staff. Whether you have 30 minutes or 3 hours,... More

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Auburn, Alabama
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2014

The museum is not large, but they have made great use of the available space. The collection is wonderful, and our enthusiastic tour guide was very knowledgeable. This was certainly worth visiting, and I would suggest it to anyone who appreciates literature and great authors. You will learn a lot!

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

Dear SJ192014, Thank you for giving us an "Excellent" review and for commenting that the museum is "certainly worth visiting"! We strive hard to maximize the visitors experience, while still keeping their time schedule in mind. To that end, we have created a very specific "timeline" format to the artifacts that - even if the curator is unavailable - will... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2014

This museum was really interesting. We learned a lot about F. Scott and Zelda and the house was beautiful. Zelda's beautiful accessories and cigarette holder and F. Scott's shaky journal logs (along with the many other amazing artifacts) really gave an inside look into their glamourous yet dramatic lives. Our tour guide was awesome and very informative. A must-see for... More

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

Dear Anna J, We are glowing with the praise of this review! Thank you so much for your visit and then the time and reflection you put into your response. "F. Scott's shaky journal logs" might be one of the best turns of phrases to ever grace our review page - they are nearly illegible sometimes! You touch on another... More

Blacksburg, Virginia
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15 reviews 15 reviews
5 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014 via mobile

This is a small collection of the few artifacts the Fitzgeralds accumulated during their brief life as a married couple in Montgomery, where Zelda grew up. The curator is very knowledgeable about the Fitzgeralds, and the 20 minute movie they show about their lives is interesting and informative. The Cloverdale historic district has some beautiful houses in it, and that... More

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

Dear Dianne F, Thank you for your review of the Fitzgerald Museum. While we are disappointed that your time in our museum did not warrant an Excellent rating, we understand that sometimes people are looking for a little more than we can offer them. If you are seeking further information on Scott and Zelda or more artifacts, the University of... More

Smiths Station, AL
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2014

Nestled in a cozy corner of old Cloverdale, our favorite literary icons still live. Almost a century later, rain drops fall, gliding down ornate window panes and one can imagine echoes that once filled 919 Felder Avenue. An expansive lawn and garden monument welcomes guest to this best kept secret. Willie, the curator is an excellent host and graciously shares... More

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

Dear Sarah W, What an auspicious moment to reply to your review! It is raining as I write these words, and the museum certainly feels like a "best kept secret," even more so when it rains. Your description of our museum's holdings is the most expansive and accurate of all reviews for us on TripAdvisor, and we are grateful for... More

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