Tuesday - Saturday
10am to 3pm
12pm to 5pm
*suggested donation of $10/adult, $7/students
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The University of South Carolina's Thomas Cooper Library's Irvin Department of Rare Books and Special Collections is home to The Matthew J. and Aryln Bruccoli Collection of F. Scott Fitzgerald. This collection, which includes F. Scott's briefcase, flask, cane, original ledger, letters and photo albums, is the second largest public collection of Fitzgerald artifacts in the world.
The largest public collection of F. Scott Fitzgerald's papers resides at the Princeton University Library's Department of Rare Books and Special Collections. Acquired by-and-large through Scottie Fitzgerald, the "Fitzgerald Papers" are one of the library's most requested collections. As such, some of their contents have been digitized.
The Fitzgerald Museum is the only dedicated museum to F. Scott & Zelda Fitzgerald in the world. It is the last of four extant homes that are peppered across the world. The gypsy lifestyle of the couple placed them in a number of locations including New York, Paris, Italy, Minnesota and Montgomery, Alabama.
Zelda Sayre was a native of Montgomery and remained her until her marriage to Scott in 1920. They would return several times, including a 'Cruise of the Rolling Junk' and live here from 1931 until the spring of 1932. She would eventually return after Scott's death in 1940 and live on Sayre Street with her mother until 1946. Eventually, their daughter Scottie would return to Montgomery in 1975 and live here until her death in 1985.
You can learn more about the Zelda's childhood, the beginnings of a great American author and the grand details of this tragic romance on your tour!
We do like to ask a suggested donation of $10 per adult to contribute to the preservation and restoration of the home and its artifacts.
Private tours are available upon request. You can give us a call at (334)- 264-4222
It is the mission of this Museum and its Board of Directors to preserve and protect the last extant home in which the Fitzgeralds lived as a family; to serve as faithful stewards of the artifacts within its collection; to educate visitors about the lives and legacies of Scott and Zelda Fitzgerald; to continue Scott Fitzgerald’s tradition of encouraging neophyte writers by sponsoring writing and author mentoring programs; and to acquire additional artifacts in order to preserve them so that the public may see them, learn the truth about Scott and Zelda Fitzgerald’s lives, be motivated to read the books and see the artwork, then appreciate the couple’s lasting achievements in the face of tragedy.
The Fitzgerald Museum is registered as a 501(c)3 non-profit with the United States Government. All donations are fully tax-deductible as charitable donations for the year in which they are made.
The story of the Fitzgeralds is widely told and more is revealed about their life, love and literature even today. Although they were known as celebrities of the 'Jazz Age', a term that Scott coined himself, they remain to be relevant in popular culture.
You can find more information on Scott, Zelda and Scottie by visiting The Scott & Zelda page, The Princeton Digital Library and more.
Scott and Zelda's grandchildren and great-grandchildren, beneficiaries of the Fitzgerald Estate, have created their own website dedicated to preserving the memory of their famous forebears.