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The Scott and Zelda Fitzgerald Museum

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Address: 919 Felder Ave., Montgomery, AL 36106
Phone Number: +1 334-264-4222
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Tue - Sat 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Description: This historic house honors novelist F. Scott, best known for "The Great...
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 saved from demolition in 1986.
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A literary time machine

As a life long bookworm I enjoyed finding out more about Zelda and understanding the cult of celebrity Jazz Age style. My husband and I enjoyed reading some of the letters to the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 1, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

As a life long bookworm I enjoyed finding out more about Zelda and understanding the cult of celebrity Jazz Age style. My husband and I enjoyed reading some of the letters to the house of Fitzgerald - particularly one from Hemingway. This place is a hidden gem and great for those looking for an attraction that is engaging but won't... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

What a surprising gem! This museum happened to pop up on a list of things to see in Montgomery and I decided to try and dash in when the meeting I was in town for ended early. I'm so glad I did. The best part about the visit was the tour - and, really, the tour guide. Highly knowledgeable, he... More 

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Montgomery, Alabama
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

This is a great "little" stop. Only a few downstairs rooms are used for the museum, but it is chock full of interesting mementos and personal letters between Scott and Zelda, Scott and his daughter Scottie, Scott and others writers and Zelda's artwork. The museum director Willie gives a great tour and is willing to spend a lot of time... More 

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Concord, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2015

Didn't know what to expect when we visited a house rented by Scott and Zelda Fitzgerald. What a pleasant surprise! The home preserved many artifacts, pictures and correspondence that told the story of the famous couple from when the met until their deaths. The curator Willy gave us an informed tour. He really knew the lives of Scott and Zelda.... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

I'm an English major, so I was already keen to see the home of Scott and Zelda Fitzgerald. But the museum and accompanying tour really surpassed my expectations by giving us wonderful insight into the tumultous life of the literary pair - even my science-minded girlfriend enjoyed the stop! Put aside 20 mins for the introductory video (watched on a... More 

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Ann Arbor, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

Really this should be called the Zelda Fitzgerald Museum. That's because her father's position as chief justice on the Alabama Supreme Court is what had anchored them here; it was here that Scott Fitzgerald was stationed as an Army officer, was invited to a dance at the local country club, and was smitten with the young Zelda. The museum is... More 

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Sugar Hill, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

We didn't have as much time as we hoped when we got to the museum, but we were there just in time for a tour to start. We enjoyed the tour, then spent additional time perusing the many, many pieces inside. We'll definitely be back so we can read every word and properly enjoy every painting. An absolute delight!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

We were driving from New Orleans to Atlanta and stopped off here late Sunday afternoon. I called before getting off the highway since it was near closing time. The very kind museum attendant told me he'd keep the museum open late, if need be, since I was on my way. We ended up getting a very personalized, comprehensive tour of... More 

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Charlottesville, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

our book group travelled from Florida to visit this museum...had read the book Z A Novel of Zelda Fitzgerald and many of us also read or re-read many of Scott's works...we thoroughly enjoyed the introductory video and Willie Thompson gave us an animated and detailed tour on a very busy day for him (the day before their big gala)...while we... More 

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Mobile, Alabama
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015

Deric, a graduate student who only works there on Sundays was indeed informative and engaging while bringing to life two icons of the Jazz Era, F Scott and Zelda. A veritable treasure trove of personal memorabilia this small museum makes a huge impact in preserving the memory and works of these two individuals for generations to come. Whether visiting or... More 

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