Come stay in the home of literary legend F. Scott Fitzgerald and Montgomery native, painter, writer and dancer, Zelda Fitzgerald as Fitzgerald Museum opens the storied family home to overnight guests in Montgomery, Alabama.
High atop the native magnolia trees sits a quaint two-bedroom apartment housed in the former home of Jazz Age Celebrities F. Scott & Zelda Fitzgerald in Montgomery, Alabama. It is the last of four surviving homes throughout their travels across the world; the rest are private residences, and this is the only dedicated museum to F. Scott & Zelda Fitzgerald in the world. The family lived here from 1931 until 1932, writing portions of their respective novels, Save Me The Waltz and Tender Is The Night during their time in Montgomery. After the family moved, the home was subsidised into four apartments.
Over the past year, the Fitzgerald Museum has been actively furnishing and preparing the vacant two-bedroom apartment located on the second floor of the home for a new writer's residency and a lodging space open to the public.
"The residency space is a unique opportunity to bring writers, scholars, creatives and anyone with a genuine love of the Fitzgerald’s into the museum and experience Zelda's Montgomery. I spend most of my time here and it is such a unique space. It has to be shared" said Sara Powell, Executive Director at the Fitzgerald Museum.
The two-bedroom apartment features modern amenities, a full kitchen and bathroom. The master bedroom includes a Queen-sized bed; the secondary bedroom includes two Twin sized beds. There is a separate living room, dining room and sun porch- all with views of the sprawling magnolia tree on the front lawn. Guests have access to a complimentary tour of the museum, located in the downstairs portion of the historic Craftsman style home.
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The two-bedroom apartment starts from £110.00 per night. Price is based on stay in May 2018.
Historic Cloverdale is one of Montgomery's oldest and most unique neighbourhoods and only a mile from downtown. Within walking distance of the apartment are some of the city's premier local restaurants, bars, coffee shops and an independent movie theatre. The neighbourhood itself designed with walkability in mind, so every few blocks, you'll find a small greenspace. Each home is unique in its design and craftsmanship and little has changed since it was founded in 1892. You'll find traces of the history marked by historic plaques peppered among the homes.
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Guests are also shown of other local Fitzgerald landmarks. Zelda, a Montgomery native, grew up one neighbourhood over in historic Cottage Hill, and was said to have danced in the Court Square fountain. Also, though the Fitzgerald’s always maintained that they met at the Montgomery Country Club, local old-timers claim the couple really met in the basement of Winter Place, a Cottage Hill mansion well-known for its risqué parties—there’s even a rumoured bootleggers’ tunnel connecting the mansion to the river.