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F. Scott and Zelda Fitzgerald Museum

Address: 919 Felder Ave., Montgomery, AL
Phone Number: +1 334-264-4222
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Ranked #7 of 32 Attractions in Montgomery
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic Sites, History Museums, Specialty Museums, Sights & Landmarks, Museums
Owner description: This historic house honors novelist F. Scott, best known for "The Great Gatsby," and his wife...
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Type: Historic Sites, History Museums, Specialty Museums, Sights & Landmarks, Museums
Owner description: This historic house honors novelist F. Scott, best known for "The Great Gatsby," and his wife, Zelda, artist and author. The museum operates out of the last surviving home they lived in during their lives together. The structure was from demolition in 1986.

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Champaign, Illinois, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015

The Fitzgerald Museum is one of the very best special purpose museums I have ever visited. There are a large number of items relating to Zelda and Scott Fitzgerald.that are impressive. The museum director was knowlegable and engaging. I highly recommend the museum.

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Winter Springs, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

Our son who is a student at Auburn University asked if we could take the time to tour the F. Scott and Zelda Fitzgerald house and museum in Montgomery while visiting the area. We are extremely glad that we did so. He had studied Fitzgerald's works and was interested in learning more about the couple. Our guide/curator was very interesting... More 

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Birmingham, Alabama
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014 via mobile

The tour was very informative and my tour guide was very nice and answered any questions I had. Excellent tour!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014

It's a small space but it has a very knowledgeable tour guide that will explain everything you need to know. The neighborhood alone is a spectacle to see.

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

Dear Diego H, Thank you for visiting our museum! You are right about the neighborhood we operate in - Old Cloverdale is listed on the National Register of Historic Place - and our century-old structure is just one of many sprinkled throughout this area! Thank you also for your kind words for your tour guide. Although the museum is filled... More 

Atlanta, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

I am a graduate student and am working full time as well. I studied the Fitzgeralds in college, and am studying them now. The docent was GREAT, and even let me in before the museum opened so I could see it before I went home. I learned a lot, and was really impressed by the meticulous level of care put... More 

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

Dear champton85, Hearing how busy your life is with being a graduate student and a full-time worker, we are thrilled that a little bending in our schedule to make yours easier was so successful. We do strive to "meticulously" take care of our 110-year-old structure, and we also strive to ensure that ever visitor leaves with the same level of... More 

Columbus, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014

Tucked into a residential neighborhood there is the Fitzgerald Museum. Worth a visit to see this older style home and learn about this writer. And Zelda. We can't forget Zelda.

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

Dear Jackie347, Thank you taking the time to leave us a review! We are especially pleased to see that you were so taken with Zelda - she is an unforgettable figure. Later in his short life, F. Scott recorded the following sentence in his notebooks: "The voices fainter and fainter—How is Zelda, how is Zelda—tell us—how is Zelda." Best to... More 

Carson City, Nevada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

A well appointed southern home. One could imagine them living an opulent life in early days. The upstairs rooms were locked and should have had a rope stopping one from climbing the stairs when there was nothing available to see there.

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

Dear murphynv, Ah, someone with the gift of conversation! "A well appointeed southern home," might be the loveliest expression of our structure that anyone has ever posted on our TripAdvisor page! It is funny that you should have said that we need a rope across the front stair, because we actually encourage people to go up and peer out the... More 

Houston
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014

Could not see a lot of this beautiful home but there were several artifacts which were interesting to look at and read and the curator was very knowledgeable about different aspects of their lives.

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

Dear llh007, As with many of our reviewers, there is a disappointment that more of the home is not open for viewing - but do not think that this takes away from the main attraction of our museum, which is the strange and wonderful story of Scott and Zelda's life and times! Although, of course, we wish that our museum... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014

This place is a nice old home that Fitzgerald and his wife lived in for a short while. However, there is not a lot to see once inside. There is some furniture from that period as well as black and white photos. Included in the memorabilia are letters, pamphlets, and various other items relating to F.Scott & Zelda. There are... More 

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

Dear globeseeker007, Thank you for your review and your visit! Although we had hoped to inspire a review better than "Average," we are at least glad that you didn't rank us lower than that. The title of your review lets us know that, unfortunately, our 300+ pieces of Scott and Zelda's lives weren't enough for your tastes. The typical visitor... More 

Montgomery, Alabama
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

A treasure trove of Fitzgerald artifacts, including family history displays, photos, personal belongings, period magazines featuring Scott's and Zelda's short fiction, Zelda's fascinating paintings, critical responses to their work and more.

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

Dear floridavagabond, Short and sweet (oh, so sweet!)! Thank you for your concise and complimentary review of our museum. We've never had a guest who was able to sum of the major points of how we tell the story of Scott and Zelda as briefly but glowingly as you have, and please know that we appreciate the effort you took... More 

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