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

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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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

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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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

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

Dear Coach_Atkinson, Thank you for your review and for trying to stop by our museum. We hope you will be able to return one day and see our artifacts and exhibits, but we know that the view from the street is beautiful too! On a side note - the Fitzgerald's rented this house from September 1931 - April 1932, but... 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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thefitzgeraldmuseum, Manager at F. Scott and Zelda Fitzgerald Museum, responded to this review

Dear PixandScruff, We are charmed to learn that your stay was so enjoyable! The Southern Literary Trail, of which we are a founding member, has many sites worth visiting (but of course we are partial to our own!). The story of Scott and Zelda and where they came from and where they went and how they ended is breath-taking, indeed,... More

Auburn, Alabama
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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

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