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Walking F. Scott Fitzgerald's St. Paul Life & Homes Private Tour (2 hrs)
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Walking F. Scott Fitzgerald's St. Paul Life & Homes Private Tour (2 hrs)

By Douglas Kline
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Duration: 2h
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Live guide: English
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  • Guided tour
What's not included
  • Home interiors are not part of this tour.
  • Restrooms are not available during this tour.
  • Gratuities


Start:
  • The Gnome Craft Pub, 498 Selby Ave, St Paul, MN 55102, USA
    Meet in the parking lot of The Gnome Craft Pub, 498 Selby Ave, St Paul, MN 55102. Consider enjoying refreshments or a meal before or after your tour! The start point will be confirmed upon engagement.
End:This activity ends back at the meeting point.

    • Service animals allowed
    • Near public transportation
    • Stroller accessible
    • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
    • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
    • Wheelchair accessible
    If you have questions about accessibility, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 247788P6

    • Most travelers can participate
    • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
    • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate

    • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

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    • You'll start at
      The Gnome Craft Pub
      498 Selby Ave, St Paul, MN 55102, USA
      Meet in the parking lot of The Gnome Craft Pub, 498 Selby Ave, St Paul, MN 55102. Consider enjoying refreshments or a meal before or after your tour! The start point will be confirmed upon engagement.
      See address & details
    • 1
      The Happy Gnome
      Stop: 15 minutes
      See details
    • 2
      F. Scott Fitzgerald Birthplace
      Stop: 15 minutes
      See details
    • 3
      F. Scott Fitzgerald House
      Stop: 15 minutes
      See details
    • 4
      Summit Avenue
      Stop: 30 minutes
      See details
    • 5
      The University Club of Saint Paul
      Stop: 5 minutes
      See details
    • 6
      Summit Overlook Park
      Stop: 10 minutes
      See details
      Pass by
      Nathan Hale Park
    • 7
      Cochran Park
      Stop: 15 minutes
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    • 8
      The Commodore Bar & Restaurant
      Stop: 5 minutes
      See details
    • You'll return to the starting point
    About the operator
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    • Douglas Kline
      41
      Minneapolis, Minnesota
      Joined in February 2020
    • X196YTmicheled
      0 contributions
      A MUST EXPERIENCE
      What an eye opening, well-guided, informative, personalized, fun, luxury tour from such a knowledgeable guide and polite team. Their hospitality was warm and made our first visit to the twin cities a very rich experience!!!!
      Written November 12, 2023
    • 79ellenv
      0 contributions
      Great experience for visitors and locals!
      Our non-profit board met in Minneapolis and we were looking for a fun team outing. Doug delivered! A comfortable vehicle, confident driver and endless sights and stories from around the Twin Cities. We all enjoyed it. Even the locals learned some new things!
      Written October 30, 2023
    • suecI2173KE
      0 contributions
      Minneapolis city tour
      Doug is amazing. Our tour was excellent! He accommodated for my husbands bad back and we did limited standing. In addition to the tour, he answered all of our questions about the city and other things to do. He contacted us ahead of time to find out our interests and customized our tour. I highly recommend Doug to anyone interested in touring Minneapolis.
      Written October 12, 2023
    • susansG2010KJ
      0 contributions
      Amazing Minneapolis &St Paul tour.
      Douglas Kline’s tour was awesome!! He provided a historical, community focused and collaborative as well as engaging experience. His historic knowledge of the Twin Cities was outstanding! He captured the elements of the community that is quintessential Minnesota. He individualized our tour to our personal preferences and interests , which attracted us towards his tours. Douglas is an asset and excellent ambassador for the Twin Cities as well as Minnesota! We will definitely book tours with him for next visit to the area.
      Written September 21, 2023
    • leannconrad
      0 contributions
      Fun, interesting, and will be back for another tour with Douglas Kline!
      Douglas is friendly and extremely knowledgeable. This is the 2nd time we had him as our tour guide. He made both tours fun and interesting. My husband and I highly recommend him. I know we will book a future tour with him.
      Written August 30, 2023
    • victoriadP1473TY
      0 contributions
      First time to the Twin Cities
      This is the only way to see Minnesota’s top two cities!!! 😊 My husband and I had never been to Minnesota before and our guide Doug was a wealth of knowledge. He explaining the differences between St. Paul and Minneapolis as well additional sites to visit. We loved the local knowledge. It was a delight to be chauffeured by experienced driver Magdiel. Doug also had wonderful suggestions for lunch after our tour. We went to the Twin Cities Grill. Do not miss the opportunity to see these cities with Doug. He is the BEST!
      Written August 23, 2023
    • Alspence
      0 contributions
      Excellent!
      We thoroughly enjoyed Doug’s walking tour. He is knowledgeable about architecture and shares interesting facts & trivia.
      Written July 16, 2023
    • LetsKeepGoing2Town
      0 contributions
      Excellent Guide for Minneapolis and St. Paul
      My wife and I visited Minneapolis and St. Paul with Doug and his driver. Saw more than we ever would have on our own, and my wife, who researches our trip, and is pretty good, could not have come up with all the information and colorful stories that Doug did. I walk a little slow sometimes, but Doug kept the pace so that I was able to really enjoy myself. Couldn’t ask for a better tour. Exceeded our hopes for learning, and seeing the two cities. This isn’t my first rodeo touring with a guide, and from past experiences, Doug stands out as an excellent guide. If we return to this area, we will book with Doug again.
      Written July 15, 2023
    • Anne G
      0 contributions
      Top guide -- topnotch guy
      In my humble opinion, Doug is the top guide for touring Minneapolis and St. Paul. For me, a guide adds value to travel, so I always search for a guide when I can. Doug gave so much to my capital countdown, learning about our different states as I go. His depth and breadth of knowledge, given in such a friendly, intelligent and amusing manner, meant that Minnesota, Minneapolis and Saint Paul, stand above other states I have visited. He brought the present day and history vividly alive. I was excitedly sharing his stories with my niece who picked me up at the airport to take me home and she wants to visit Minneapolis now! He makes his love for Minneapolis so contagious, and a trip like this one with Doug can be remembered and savored after you are home. So there is double the value- enjoying the trip with Doug while you were there and remembering all that you experienced afterwards. Without Doug. I would not have enjoyed a fraction of what I was able to see and hear. Top guide, top notch guy.
      Written July 15, 2023
    • TECM1000
      0 contributions
      Minneapolis Tour
      Excellent Tour and Guide!! We were a group of Women Golfers from Fort Lauderdale Country Club on our spring ladies golf trip. Having no idea about the city of Minneapolis, Doug arranged a fabulous tour to accommodate our group. We had so much fun and learned a lot about the city and history. Thank you for a memorable day!
      Written July 4, 2023
    • rodrigod177
      0 contributions
      Amazing private tour! My family had such an excellent day!
      This was such an AMAZING tour! Mr Douglas was such an excellent tour guide. It was our first time in Minneapolis/ St Paul and we decided to take this private tour. Mr Douglas was very nice and polite. He picked us up right on time at the main entrance of out hotel. Then for the next few hours, we were touring many beautiful places in the cities. He was very knowledgeable, on each place he would explain us all about the history and important facts about the city, monuments, buildings etc. He also had the time to answer all our questions about the city. We made stops at the Capitol Building, Minnehaha falls, for lunch etc. at each place he even took the time to explain us about architectural facts, geologic facts, history facts etc. and of course he took pictures of ourselves. He even got the time to teach my teenage boys how to speak with a Minnesota accent!. We were back at our hotel right on time too. Also to be noted is that the driver was also very polite, friendly and he drives very carefully. If you are interested on touring Minneapolis and also learning about it’s people, architecture, laws, history, etc I HIGHLY recommend this tour, you will be happy with the service and will be highly satisfied.
      Written June 30, 2023
    • joybefree
      0 contributions
      Incredible Tour of the Twin Cities!
      Having never been to the Twin City area I wanted to see it all and Doug (our fabulous tour guide) made sure we did! He is personable, professional and so knowledgeable of the area. We hit all the highlights and many photo ops (Doug was always so gracious to be our photographer)! I highly recommend this tour…Doug and our driver were just wonderful…so nice to sit back and see all the beauty these cities have to offer. We also loved all the recommendations and suggestions for places to visit or restaurants to not miss while there! This is a FIVE star plus tour!!!
      Written May 17, 2023
    • MeandtheguysVirginia
      0 contributions
      Fantastic experience!
      Doug gave an informative and interesting tour! We learned a lot (even the one Minnesotan in the group learned some new things) about the history of the area! He was engaging, answering every question we had. We also appreciated his excellent communication and recommendations ahead of the tour. Highly recommend this tour and Doug!
      Written May 13, 2023
    • baileybagel50
      0 contributions
      Touring Minneapolis St Paul
      The Mill City Museum and surrounding River Front were Awesome!! The Intercontinental Hotel Riverfront is nice inside but not comfortable walking around outside. Enjoyed touring the state capital bldg and Minnesota History Museum.
      Written August 28, 2022
    • jessicasV9462WK
      0 contributions
      Love this active tour with awesome guide!
      Awesome tour! Doug is a wonderful guide who was happy to get into the engineering, current culture, and colorful history of this beautiful city. Our family with teenagers completely enjoyed our time seeing the historic mill area and the spot-on recommendations from Doug for the rest of our visit. 100% recommend!
      Written August 18, 2022
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    southwrd
    25 contributions
    Doug was an exceptionally friendly and helpful host. He gave us wonderful tips about what to see and do during our stay in the Twin Cities, for which we’re grateful. Be sure to start your trip with him in order to benefit from his knowledge. The tour itself was a pleasant walk through the lovely neighborhoods Fitzgerald haunted. The information was pretty basic (especially considering the cost) and the delivery unpracticed, presumably because it’s a new tour. I would recommend Doug’s other tour on Summit Ave’s Victorian homes instead, as he seemed more knowledgeable about that subject and knows the area well. The Fitzgerald tour should be more polished in a year or so.
    Written May 28, 2021
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    David, it was my pleasure to guide you and Geoff and I’m happy that the dining and the what-to-do suggestions worked well. My goal is to help make sure your entire stay in the Twin Cities is memorable. Your perceptions about our tour together are spot-on; I appreciate your insight and feedback. Thanks again for engaging! Please look me up when you are next in Minnesota. Thank you.
    Written May 30, 2021
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

    Dale Y
    1 contribution
    Jul 2023 • Couples
    My fiancé and I had a really lovely trek around F Scott Fitzgerald’s hometown of St. Paul MN. Doug was very knowledgeable of the intimate details of Scott’s family life, his upbringing in St. Paul, and the architecture of the homes in the surrounding neighborhoods.
    Written August 28, 2023
    This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.
    It was fun to discover your interest in F. Scott Fitzgerald. We all learned something during our fun walking tour. Thank you.
    Written October 18, 2023
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    Gina H
    Saint Paul, MN2 contributions
    Sep 2022 • Friends
    6 of us booked a tour with Doug after a get together where we talked about how Fitzgerald likely walked past one of our homes many times. We enjoyed the stories, facts and considerations Doug shared and felt like we were walking with a more knowledgeable friend.
    Written September 29, 2022
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    Thank you for welcoming me into your friend group during our walking adventure. I felt right at home as the 6 of us strolled the neighborhood’s leafy streets.
    Written November 2, 2022
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    Paul G
    1 contribution
    Apr 2021 • Couples
    The tour guide was excellent. He was very astute and engaging. I highly recommend this tour to anyone with an interest in history, culture, architecture, and literature.
    Written April 20, 2021
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    Thank you, Paul! I enjoyed our adventure and hope you and Debbie are warm back in California after your surprisingly cool spring week in Minnesota. You saw it all during our day together – yesterday’s history plus today’s new history unfolding around us as we toured. Very memorable. Thank you!
    Written April 25, 2021
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

    Jessica L
    1 contribution
    Sep 2020 • Friends
    I organized this event for a club activity and everyone LOVED it! Doug was awesome, energetic and loaded with fun facts and stories. Will definitely book again.
    Written September 17, 2020
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    Thank you, Jessica. Your group was both interested and interesting, with some great perceptions about F. Scott Fitzgerald's crazy life. I look forward to future tours with your organization's members, and that includes "Esther" the lovable dog that accompanied us.
    Written September 17, 2020
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